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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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Aug 11, 2021

I loved this course. It was so informative. I took a lot of notes and hope to implement everything I've learned in real-life instances. I look forward to advancing professionally as a project manager.


Nov 10, 2022

It was a fantastic learning experience with a knowledge of project management information. The team as a whole did a fantastic job of demonstrating their individual perspectives on project management.

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By José Á C A

Jun 10, 2022

In english:

This course provides a very broad perspective on the approach that should be taken as the person in charge of a project in order to have the different stages of the project well defined, as well as the strategies, tools, models, methods, very interesting tips and, in general, everything that must have to carry out successfully when undertaking a project. It is a super interesting course and it is highly recommended for all people who play any role of middle and high hierarchy. Many thanks to all the speakers for providing their wonderful advice and teaching us through their experiences.

En español:

Este curso brinda una perspectiva muy amplia sobre el enfoque que se debe tener como responsable de un proyecto para tener bien definidas las diferentes etapas del mismo, así como las estrategias, herramientas, modelos, métodos, tips muy interesantes y en general, todo lo que se debe tener para llevar a cabo con éxito al emprender un proyecto. Es un curso súper interesante y es muy recomendable para todas las personas que desempeñen cualquier rol de jerarquía media y alta. Muchas gracias a todos los ponentes por brindar sus maravillosos consejos y enseñarnos a través de sus experiencias.

By Alson C

Aug 31, 2022

First, Emilio is fantastic! I liked the way he presented the information—very friendly, engaging, reassuring, and clear. Secondly, I love the way the course was laid out. It was really foolproof. The mix of short videos, readings, reflecitons, and activities along with being self-paced made the course accessible, flexible, and practial. I had expected the course might be focused on how to use Google's applications and products for project management, but it wasn't. It was all about understanding the roles and responsibilites of project managers and learning the methodologies and tools commonly used. Finally, I liked the emphasis on job searching. I already have a job and did not enroll in the course to seek a new one, but I think it's very student-centered of Google to keep drawing attention to how the skills and concepts discussed in the course can make you marketable. I have quite a bit of experience training live and creating online trainings, and this course incorporates all the best practices. And again, Emilio's delivery was exceptional.

By Tania M

Sep 20, 2022

I have 20+ years of experience in Office Management, HR/Benefits, Administration and more, and I took this course planning to complete the full certificate. I am 65% through the second course and I have realized that Project Management is not something that I want to pursue. I love being ON projects, but don't want to manage them on a large scale. That being said, I feel that getting this certificate would ABSOLUTELY help anyone who thinks they want to enter this field, or is already in the field but wants to move into a position with more responsibility. The course material is very relevant and you will get lots of templates, etc. that you will be able to use. Also, in this first course, they have you ask yourself some questions about what kind of person you are/whether you like to organize things, etc. that may help you decide if it may be a good fit for you. As someone who is in a hiring position, if I saw this certificate listed on someone's resume, I would be more likely to pursue them as a candidate for a Project Manager position.

By Kanokphorn P

Jul 4, 2021

I do appreciate what I have studied and leant from this course. It is very helpful, understandable and practical. I gained more than just knowledge, I discover my skills that I overlooked. I found myself to be more confidence and smarter than I ever thought I was. Moreover, I found out that even just a simple sentence the speaker encourages about the job or course but it is even more touched and healed me when I am very depressed during this period. I found that one simple sentence helped encouraging and releasing out the heaviness in my heart to believe that tomorrow will be better days and yes don't give up yet. Lastly, I have been being happy and eager to learn because of the precise, straightforward, short, sharp lessons, plus the tone of voices of the speak really encourage me to be very active to learn more. As far as I have been lecturing, your voice and intonation is very comfortable and easily understand. Thank you for letting me know myself more and getting me more than just knowledge. <3

By Abdullahi A

Jan 5, 2023

I have to say, it was an excellent learning experience. The course was well structured and provided a thorough overview of the fundamentals of project management.

The lectures were engaging and easy to follow, and the instructor did an excellent job of explaining complex concepts in a clear and concise manner. The course material was also well-organized and provided a good balance of theoretical and practical information.

One of the things I appreciated most about the course was the wide range of real-world examples and case studies that were used to illustrate key concepts. These really helped to bring the material to life and made it much easier to understand how the principles of project management are applied in practice.

Overall, I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about the basics of project management. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started in the field or an experienced professional looking to refresh your knowledge, this course is a great resource.

By Zola M

Dec 24, 2022

I recently completed the "Foundations of Project Management" course on and I am very satisfied with the overall quality and content of the course. The lectures were well-organized and easy to follow, and the instructor was knowledgeable and provided valuable insights and examples.

One of the things I appreciated most about the course was the practical focus on real-world applications. The course covered a range of topics, including project planning, risk management, and project control, and I feel that I gained valuable skills and knowledge that I can apply to my work as a civil engineer.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to take this course, as it has helped me to better understand the foundations of project management and how to effectively plan and execute projects. Overall, I would highly recommend the "Foundations of Project Management" course to anyone looking to learn more about project management in the construction industry.

By Najeeb M

Dec 28, 2022

I recently completed the Foundations of Project Management course and I have to say, it was a great learning experience.

The course was well-structured and provided a thorough overview of the project management process. The lectures were engaging and the course materials were easy to follow.

One of the things I appreciated most about the course was the focus on practical application. The course not only provided a solid foundation in project management principles, but also included hands-on exercises and real-world examples to help me apply what I was learning to my own projects.

The instructors were knowledgeable and approachable, and were always available to answer any questions I had.

Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to gain a solid understanding of project management principles and techniques. It was a valuable learning experience and I feel much more equipped to tackle projects in the future.

By Chrystian C

Oct 26, 2022

You know when you enter a new job and some senior show you the place, walking through all the departments and explaining what each one do, and from start to finish you have that big smile excitement all the time? Thats what I fell while studying "Foundations of Project Management"!

Its a big walk around through everything PM, giving us all the basic knowledge on all the concepts of the area, but leaving complex stuff for later. This is a great way to start since we can see if we like the area and what sector that we most identify with. And later on, it will be easer to see how each little piece we learn fit in the whole puzze.

I myself, from just this first module could learn and reflect how things are done in management at job, its was cool to understand how they what they did wrong and right, but for now I still dont know how those things went wrong or right. Guess its time to go for the next course!

By Maria L N

Nov 18, 2022

This is a great course and I had fun taking and at the same time learning a lot. As this course was discussed thoroughly, one of the portions I would like to learn more about is related to the change management. I saw a big opportunity in growing to that field and making a great impact not just in the team I will be working with but also to the whole organization in general. In addition, since I learned my project management skills by experience, I do not have structured knowledge and foundation on the other processes I need to consider before, during, and even after the completion of the project, so this whole course gave me a surprising experience. It made me realize I really have a lot of learnings to do to call myself a Project Manager. So, thank you, Google, for creating this course. Looking forward to its Course 2!


Mar 19, 2023

Anyone wishing to work in the field of project management has to have a solid understanding of its fundamentals. Project planning, scheduling, budgeting, risk management, quality control, and stakeholder involvement are just a few of the main topics and principles covered in this course. Important subjects covered in the course include project governance, leadership, communication, and team management, as well as organizational culture and structure.

This course's emphasis on practical project management applications is one of its advantages. Examples are used throughout the course to assist students to understand how project management ideas and principles are used in various situations and sectors. Using project management approaches like Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid is also emphasized in the training.

By Mateusz R W

Feb 27, 2023

Very comprehensive introduction to project management with a basic overview of all you need to know. It provides the learner with all the necessary information to better understand the bigger picture, before diving into the specifics covered in the subsequent modules within this course. The material is very engaging, with a wide range of learning methods, including end-of-week quizzes, drag-and-drop/categorisation activities, discussion prompts and in-video MCQs which check your understanding as you watch (my personal favourite!). The instructor is excellent and very engaging, without making it sound cringe. On top of that, there are many short video stories from Google project management specialists sharing their career journeys. All in all, a very good introduction to the world of project management.

By Rufus F R j

May 7, 2022

Emilio, [the instructor/presenter for this course] (was) is outstanding. The course is very well organized, and the content covered many subject areas. The videos are interesting and entertaining. All of the project assignments are useful. The course provided many tools to help learners. The required tests were at times thought provoking while being good learning tools in and of themselves. The featured Google employees all had fascinating stories to tell, and they gave many words of encouragement and good advice. Many resources are available to learners also. I really enjoyed this course, and I am looking forware to course 2. In closing, I wish to thank Google and Coursera for offering this course to learners who wish to better their lives. THANK YOU GOOGLE! THANK YOU COURSERA!

By Nicolas L

Apr 14, 2022

First of all, thank you to the course's intructor for his clear explainations , his smile and the energy he shares during each one of the course's videos! That was a great part of why I engaged and kept the momentum during the course.

Then, the concepts and different inputs of the course are very valuable when it comes to project management and are a very good introduction to whoever is willing to know more about it!

Learnt a lot but most of all, I now feel more confident about skills I have regarding project management I didn't know about before taking the course.

Great content (I would say starting week 2 though as week 1 is the introduction of the introduction ;)) and the mix between videos and lectures are just perfect to learn the way you feel more confortable with.

By Ihor Z

Apr 22, 2022

Great course with interesting knowledge and structure. Based on the course, he made a template with stages for any project. It is a great thing to always stay on a solid foundation. Also on the course I noticed things that I do not understand or do not like and this is a signal to dive into their active study. For each school week he summed up his own notes not only on the subject of the course but also on the training itself, what are the feelings, what is the pace of learning, what decisions and tips allowed to increase the speed of mastering the material. I noticed that the advice at the beginning of the course was the most appropriate, real magic. Thank you for the opportunity to take the course and gain useful knowledge in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

By Hanna B

Jul 6, 2022

The speakers , course structure , materials, tests were really brilliant. I also highly appreciate all people  in course forum for sharing their views, work history and mindsets.

I got inspired by so many of them. Which is really great.

My biggest takeaway, however, from this course is that I’ve already possess a lot of previous job experiences and qualifications which will help me to move forward in this career.

I’ve definitely received more profound and more systematic extra knowledges  on methodologies and project governance and got some useful tips which will help me to move forward in learning strategy and boost my career prospects by getting the needed skill sets.

Thank you to Google and Coursera Teams for this wonderful PM Course.

By Ihsan H

Sep 2, 2021

This course is amazing, great presenter and the way it delivered its really understandable. To be honest, I am really really afraid when I enroll this course because my English is not really good enough. I am really really scared that I will not finish the course on time and just waste my money. But after follow the course , i do falling in love with this course. I even learn some new vocabularies during the course.

So many things i have learned from this course from the day 1 I join the Foundations of Project Management until the last course Capstone : Applying Project Management in The Real World. Thank you very much for Google and Coursera Teams for bring this course. Hope to see you in the next course. Keep up the good work!!!

By Bartosz R

Nov 18, 2022

I believe that the course is very well prepared for people who are just starting their adventure with PM. The chronology of introducing new concepts and content is perfectly adjusted. I definitely want to learn about Agile methodology and how to apply it to organizational structures.

I learned a lot from this first part of the course, I think most of these topics were new to me. This knowledge is very interesting and useful.

The responsibilities of the project manager that speak to me more than others are:

- Excellent organization, time management, communication, and presentation skills

- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

- Deliver projects within the budget and scope

I look forward to the next stages of the training

By Albert D

Feb 15, 2023

I recently completed Google's Foundations of Project Management Certificate course on Coursera and I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and content of the course. The course was well organized and the lectures were presented in an easy-to-understand manner, which made it easier to understand the concepts and apply them to real-world scenarios. The instructors were knowledgeable and provided a lot of helpful tips and techniques for project management. Additionally, the course was supplemented with real-world examples, which helped me gain a better understanding of the concepts. Overall, I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to enhance their project management skills and gain certification from Google.

By Tariq S A

Jul 20, 2022

لقد كانت دورة جميلة أخذ موضوع إدارة المشاريع بالحصول على اهتمام الباحثين على مر السنين، إذ كانت المشاريع تستخدم كوسيلة وسطى للقيام بالمشاريع و تحقيق األهداف. ويستمر حقل إدارة المشاريع بالتطور كاستجابة لتغير الرؤى في مجتمع اإلدارات و الطلبات المتنامية على المجاالت الجديدة من تطبيقات إدارة األعمال. تكشف هذه الورقة البحثية اتجاهات التركيز في أدبيات إدارة داً األعمال في الفترة الماضية ، و ذلك بتحليل المقاالت والدراسات المتعلقة بموضوع الدراسة وبمفهوم إدارة المشاريع تحدي ، الستعراض االتجاهات السابقة حول هذا المفهوم والتعرف على مفهوم إدارة المشاريع وتصنيفاته وخصائصه وغيرها من العناصر االساسية القادرة على تكوين صورة عامة حول مصطلح إدارة المشاريع. الكلمات المفتاحية: المشاريع ، إدارة المشاريع ، إدارة األعمال ، اا نت

By Gianina P

Apr 26, 2022

It was a great course. I indeed learnt about different aspects related to Project Management, core aspects about project life cycle, and another very interesting issues as organizational culture. But also it was useful to understand I already have some skills and I already do tasks related to the formation. So it was also was empowering.

Another good aspect is the way the course is arranged, the perfect timing for videos and lectures to keep your attention alive, and teachers/speakers seemed kind and clear.

Perhaps one aspect to bear in mind for future learners, you better reserve a little more time for videos, because sometimes at some points you will need to stop and go back and take notes.


By Elena G

May 1, 2022

The foundation of a successful bussiness management acoording your experience and eager to learn anything.According to your skills nice planning budgetting and flexibility.And to choose a good teammate and share with their own opinion.You need big amount of money materilas how much cost they need and what qualiy.And you need to show your planning book like wedding.First venue decoration,music,chairs,flowers,make up artist,clothes,ring ,priest,food,invitation,how many guest,arrangement,what introduction,before start the wedding,photographer,video.And before we set everything you tell how much it cost.Before we start the we need the approved and signal when the start time and finish the project

By Alaa Q

Aug 2, 2021

This course made me aware of what project management is really about! This realization brings me comfort and relief that what I am currently doing in my work is not a waste of time. We all have some skills in project management .. highlighting that and reading more about each of the PM components is very helpful for me as a person and in my work!! Can't wait to take the other courses and strengthen my skills for each phase of the project lifecycle. I love the content and the variety between using the short videos, readings, real stories and infographics!! so helpful to grasp the meanings of each lesson. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing project course!! Thanks Coursera and Google!!

By Fakhar I

Mar 9, 2023

An amazing learning experience

Suggested Improvement that I came across during the experience was this one place:

"Week 4 > Understanding change management > Participating in Change Management (Video) @ 4:25 onwards"

My teacher (Emilio) is giving an example of how the change management process would take place from higher authorities and he (my teacher) mentions "CEO" as a female "She may have someone in her team..." and to support the narration there is this graphical animation (I love it) but the picture for "CEO" here is a 50+ male, you might want to replace that to a female CEO.

Overall the course is fantastic, keep up the good work IDs, I am trying too!

Thank you


Fakhar Imam

By dkar

Nov 28, 2021

Coming from a theoretical background, this course helped me transition smoothly to a formerly unknown world, where people don't speak about Socrates & Plato, but about business and strategies. To my pleasant surprise the way the new material was presented was clear and coherent. Moving from one logical concept to the next created a chain of reasoning that made the learning procedure interesting and solid. Interchanging between videos, readings, interacting through discussions (not my favourite part I admit, but that's just me), small exercises, assignments, practice tests offered variety and ensured that this way or the other the foundations of project management will be laid.

By Z. M

Jun 24, 2022

So far so good. I am really excited to do a few courses so that I can change careers and make more money, honestly. and this course for Project management is really already in my wheelhouse, I need to get all the terminology down.

I am excited to learn the other courses to obtain a certificate. I do feel like the course is too short. It should be grouped to where it doesnt cost so much. people are in desparate need of higher paying jobs. getting things done without having to repeat material is better.

I do like how all the sections are bite size. I need financial aid for all courses. Solo mom, the care of my kids comes first above everything. The money isnt there to do both.