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About the Course

This is the third course in the Google Project Management Certificate program. This course will explore how to map out a project in the second phase of the project life cycle: the project planning phase. You will examine the key components of a project plan, how to make accurate time estimates, and how to set milestones. Next, you will learn how to build and manage a budget and how the procurement processes work. Then, you will discover tools that can help you identify and manage different types of risk and how to use a risk management plan to communicate and resolve risks. Finally, you will explore how to draft and manage a communication plan and how to organize project documentation. Current Google project managers will continue to instruct and provide you with hands-on approaches for accomplishing these tasks while showing you the best project management tools and resources for the job at hand. 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: - Describe the components of the project planning phase and their significance. - Explain why milestones are important and how to set them. - Make accurate time estimates and describe techniques for acquiring them from team members. - Identify tools and best practices to build a project plan and risk management plan. - Describe how to estimate, track, and maintain a budget. - Explain the procurement process and identify key procurement documentation. - Draft a communication plan and explain how to manage it. - Explain why milestones are important and how to set them. - Explain why a project plan is necessary and what components it contains. - Make accurate time estimates and describe techniques for acquiring them from team members....

Top reviews


Oct 30, 2022

I am greatful for this Course in particular. Very well structured and easy to understang . Special Thanks to the Instructor, Rowena and those who shared their experiences during this course. Thank You


Jan 18, 2022

This is a perfectly prepared course. the videos and activities were simply perfect. I learnt a great deal from this.

i would recommend it to anyone wanting in-depth knowledge of Project management.

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By Tienya S

Jul 31, 2022

A small fraction of my peers were a little harsh on the peer exercises. For instance, one of my colleagues said that my project summary was less than desirable. His tone was offensive and the comment was not helpful. He did not mention what needed improvement.

By kevin f

Aug 25, 2021

Great course. There was a lot of information to absorb. I had a decent amount of business experience to draw from so that helped. And, this is going to give a good launching point to continue to excel and land a new career in project management. Thank you!

By Muhammed A

Apr 10, 2022

I was really excited during this training, it has valuable information and files necessary for the good planning of any project, whether large or small, and it is very important because it is known that good planning is the basis of success for any project.

By Syed M A H

Feb 2, 2023

I am very happy to learn something new which I did not know before.Thanks alot the instructors for putting hteir efforts to make me to stand out from the crowd to this position here.Thanks for the organization to make this course affordable for me .

By Sooriyaarchchige B S

Feb 25, 2023

I can Give it 5 stars, everything is perfect, and the syllabus, educational material and content, sample exercises and the way the instructors present it...great!. recommend to anyone who hopes to learn PM, I really appreciate the effort of everybody.

By Teddy L T K

May 30, 2022

I believe I have better perspective of Project Planning (such as project plan, project budgeting, project risk management. project communication) that really helps me do better at my work. Thanks to Google and the people who made this course possible.

By MengTing D

May 10, 2022

Really great course! The definitions, tools, best practices, as well as exercises are so great and beneficial. I can practice them in not only project but also in my daily life. Thank you so much for teachers' amd other students' effort and time here!

By Jawed S

May 27, 2022

Learnt a lot. Learnt to see & think differently. An eye-opening in many aspects. All the instructors are good but, Instructor Rowena is exceptionally good. She kept my full attention 100%. Hope to see more of her videos.

Thank you very much.

By Antonia V

Dec 3, 2021

The course is always laid out perfectly and the content completely understandable. However, individuals mark peer graded assignments incorrectly which is unfair to the people who are paying as well as dedicating their time to do these assignments.

By Asmaa A

Jun 20, 2021

Fantastic course and a great instructor The quizes, documentations and working sheets were on point and the Glossary terms to download at the end of the course is just what was needed to complement the course. I wish if all courses have the same.

By Swaroop S

Jun 3, 2021

I was able to learn a lot of new concepts related to Risk management and Project planning. Although we have all planned several projects in our lifetime, this course added an extra layer of conscience to my ability to plan all my future projects.

By David D I

Dec 13, 2021

Love this course not only does it present knowledge that can be used to help further a career, but also gives you tools that you can use in your personal life to help create a concise and clear path for achieving any goal you set your sights on.

By Valentin D

Sep 5, 2021

Best course I have ever taken (out of 20 or so). Filled with practical assignments and good examples. It is definitely a more time consuming course, but you will actually get your hands dirty with a lot of project management documents & skills.

By Joy J

Mar 13, 2023

First, I was really anxious about finishing this course, but the more i dabble on it , the more it becomes more fun , interesting and addictive. I love my journey so far.

More so to the insights I've gained so far. Its worth all the time

By majed b

Nov 8, 2021

Excellent , I like the way this course is organized and addressed to students like me. I like the type and the quantity of the information it also addressed to me.

I love everyone patriciate in preparing this type of course, I love you Google

By Nampetch C

Jun 9, 2021

This course is useful and gave me understanding the important of project plans which is not only a schedule or timline. lot of valueable details and techniques make me better understand how to do project planning the right way. Recommended.

By Ravitej S J

Feb 12, 2023



By Francis N S

Nov 19, 2022

The Google Course for Project Planning is fantastic. Very expert professionals who teaches you and demonstrate how to manage projects in the real world. Absolutely essencial for beginning professionals and even for senior PMs. Recommend.

By Dineo P

Jun 3, 2022

This one tested me... challenged me. But the way this course has been put together, all you need is a persevering spirit to keep at it. We really have all we need to grow in this field from this.

Thank you, Coursera and Google Teams!!

By Ihuoma I

Jan 25, 2023

Risk is actually important in any project,even in business. Knowing how to identify risk is during the project phase is actually an eye opener. This course actually breaks down almost all we need to know to accomplish a good project.

By Matthew F

May 10, 2022

I am actually really happy with the way this course was laid out and I felt there was a lot of value in taking the time to do the optional resume and social media profile building in order to maximize the value of what I am learning.

By Katherina

Apr 5, 2021

The course instructor (Sr. Program Manager), Rowena, is phenomenal. Google is on its way to revolutionizing what education should look like. The Coursera platform is beautiful and well-designed. Thank you so much for this experience.

By Houssam Z

Oct 29, 2022

Such a great value in this course, risk management and communication plan might not sound attrative, but it is the real deal. without it, it could take up to a month for your team to under who to call, when and how often. Loved it!

By Yusrin

Mar 9, 2022

Great course! I enjoy the self-paced study and the assignment really paid off. It gives you a whole new perspcective on project planning. At the end of the course, we summarize all assignment so it helps when I want to learn again.

By Jiljo J

Jul 10, 2021

Rowena explained the concepts very well and I could understand more about the planning phase of the project. With the Practical assignments it was a really nice experience to put it all together and achieve my goal of learning more.