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About the Course

This course is the first in a series of six to equip you with the skills you need to apply to introductory-level roles in project management. Project managers play a key role in leading, planning and implementing critical projects to help their organizations succeed. In this course, you’ll discover foundational project management terminology and gain a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities of a project manager. We’ll also introduce you to the kinds of jobs you might pursue after completing this program. Throughout the program, you’ll learn from current Google project managers, who can provide you with a multi-dimensional educational experience that will help you build your skills for on-the-job application. Learners who complete this program should be equipped to apply for introductory-level jobs as project managers. No previous experience is necessary. By the end of this course, you will be able to: - Define project management and describe what constitutes a project. - Explore project management roles and responsibilities across a variety of industries. - Detail the core skills that help a project manager be successful. - Describe the life cycle of a project and explain the significance of each phase. - Compare different program management methodologies and approaches and determine which is most effective for a given project. - Define organizational structure and culture and explain how it impacts project management. - Define change management and describe the role of the project manager in the process....

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Oct 10, 2022

Very informative. Did not realize there was more in order to get the certificate. Need to be more transparent with the actual course agenda and allow for a less controlled way to get thru the courses.


Jan 18, 2022

Very informative and thorough! I've finished this course with so much knowledge that can be applied to the workforce. Everything is laid out in easy to follow and efficient steps. Couldn't be happier!

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By Valeriia S

Jul 15, 2022

I absolutely loved this course. It gave me the overall understanding of what project management is, and I can't wait to continue learning about it! Loved the readings and the Google team sharing their experiences in particular.

By Amanda B

Oct 27, 2021

This course was very well designed. Dynamic video content especially compared to several other online courses I have taken. There are so many snoozers out there, and Emilio and the other presenters were animated and motivating.

By Michelle

May 10, 2021

This is an exciting start to my new career as a Project Manager! The Foundations of Project Management helped me realize I was operating as a project manager in a number of my previous roles, as well in my day to day activities.

By José L G D

Mar 19, 2023

It is a complete introductory course about foundations of projects. It shows an integral view of the different topics that are important to know and to learn about project management. Not only that, but it is an amazing course.

By Maria I K

Feb 27, 2023

Excellent interactive informative course! Exceeded my expectations and would strongly recommend it as a foundation - 1st step into project management as it touches all the important topics in an interesting and interactive way.

By Viral T

Jan 30, 2023

A fantastic overview of a "what's in it for you" to project management and the certificate program as well. The course material is easy to understand and information can be retained as long as you put in the work to study hard.

By Sam O

Dec 30, 2022

Overall I thought this was an excellent introduction course for project management. There was enough here that I'm compelled to continue learning and the style/combination of the videos, readings, and quizzes was well balanced.

By Aimee W

Apr 25, 2022

I like how the job of project manager is presented so you're not just learning the tasks. I feel comfortable that I could work in this field as a career changer and there is no mystery about what it entails in the "real world"!

By Ondrej H

Aug 1, 2021

Amazing course. Thank you. I would also appreciate if you could explain how Waterfall, Agile and Lean methodologies differentiate from each other. There is a lot of information available online but it is still not clear for me.

By Joseph Q

Apr 25, 2021

The course was both engaging and thought provoking while covering topics that seem normal and obvious, yet since the course goes into more detail, it easily opens up your mind to the world of introduction of project management.

By Mayowa “ E

Mar 1, 2023

I found this learning experience great and interactive for every beginner project management. I especially appreciate the reassurances that the instructors give all through the classes, it makes you very confident to carry on.

By Alam A T

Jan 7, 2023

It is amazing to experience enrolling in this program. I am very much excited to start the second course already. I would recommend this course to all those who are seeking to advance their career to a new level. All the best.

By Christina E V

Dec 12, 2022

Good overview of the project management role and good introduction to the details of project management, as well as how it fits into a broader context within an organization. This is quality content at a very affordable price!

By Victoria J

Oct 15, 2022

It is really very good course to pursue for the peers starting their careers from the ground level, all the notes are easy to understand, quizs are tricky and same time easy to crack only if we are attentive to whole session.

By Julieta P R

Sep 8, 2022

Emilio was a great teacher and his explanations were very interesting and didactic. I really enjoyed listening to other experts' experiences. So far, it has been very entertaining and I'm looking forward to continue learning.

By Jenifer H

Aug 23, 2022

Informative and good elaboration of the course material. Learning and retaining this information is easily done. Challenging enough to keep you thinking and reading thoroughly. Loving this course. Thank you for creating it.

By Charles S

Jun 8, 2022

Foundation of Project management was an opening course on project management. I'm very pleased that I took this course and I look forward to taking the remaining courses to complete my Google Project Management Certififaction.

By Francisco J M S d P

Dec 11, 2021

For me this course has set an important stepping stone to be able to focus on what I like, which is developing and managing solutions to problems. I guess I'm built this way, this was really useful and inspiring if I'm honest.

By Logan S

Nov 15, 2021

Very easy to understand lessons that are clear and to the point.

I would recommend to all. You actually learn things you can use in everyday life, not just a career. I've learned so much and will be looking forward to course 2.

By Asheesh R S

Nov 4, 2021

It was a great experience. I learned lot of new things and got my concepts clear. The reading summary after each topic are written in very simple language to understand. Quizzes were interesting and helped to reflect learnings

By Axel M

Sep 28, 2021

Great lecturer, great structure, very interesting was actually a great pleasure for me having had the possibility to attend this course and to learn about the Foundations of Project Management. Thxs so much!! axel


Sep 27, 2021

It was an exciting course. I learned a lot about the projects manager's field. Before to start this course I studied the PMBOOK to get the CAMP Certificate and here we have the same material but more accesible and educational.

By Dorian D

Mar 12, 2023

This first module was rather fun, engaging and captivating. Once I started reading and watching the videos, I didn't want to stop. Thank you so much Google Coursera for inventing a way in which learning something new was fun.

By America B

Feb 9, 2023

This program material was very easy to follow. The videos were very helpful. I particularly liked the part where we learned how to align our skills with the requirements of the posted jobs. I am glad I enrolled in this class.

By Katelyn R

Dec 19, 2022

This class was wonderful to help me learn and understand the basics of project management. The material was clear and straight forward along with the helpful videos for each section. Looking forward to taking the next course!