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Google Project Management: Professional Certificate
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Google Project Management: Professional Certificate

Get on the fast track to a career in project management. In this certificate program, you'll learn in-demand skills at your own pace, no degree or experience required.

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Professional Certificate - 6 course series

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4.8

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Beginner level

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6 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Earn degree credit

What you'll learn

  • Gain an immersive understanding of the practices and skills needed to succeed in an entry-level project management role

  • Learn how to create effective project documentation and artifacts throughout the various phases of a project

  • Learn the foundations of Agile project management, with a focus on implementing Scrum events, building Scrum artifacts, and understanding Scrum roles

  • Practice strategic communication, problem-solving, and stakeholder management through real-world scenarios

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Professional Certificate - 6 course series

Earn a career credential that demonstrates your expertise

4.8

(99,720 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

6 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Earn degree credit

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Prepare for a career in Project Management

  • Receive professional-level training from Google
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in portfolio-ready projects
  • Earn an employer-recognized certificate from Google
  • Qualify for in-demand job titles: Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Assistant
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$77,000+
median U.S. salary for Project Management
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715,000+
U.S. job openings in Project Management
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75%
of certificate graduates report positive career outcome
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¹Lightcast™ US Job Postings (median U.S. salary with 0-5 years experience), Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022). ²Positive career outcome (e.g., new job, promotion, or raise) within six months of completion. Based on program graduate survey, United States 2022.

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Professional Certificate - 6 course series

Foundations of Project Management

Course 118 hours4.9 (80,145 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe project management skills, roles, and responsibilities across a variety of industries

  • Explain the project management life cycle and compare different program management methodologies

  • Define organizational structure and organizational culture and explain how it impacts project management.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Risk Management
Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Quality Management
Category: Project Execution

Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project

Course 223 hours4.8 (19,782 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand the significance of the initiation phase of the project life cycle.

  • Understand the key components of project charters and develop a project charter for project initiation.

  • Complete a stakeholder analysis and utilize RACI charts to define and communicate project team member responsibilities.

  • Evaluate various project management tools to meet project needs.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Procurement
Category: Risk Management
Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Task Estimation
Category: Project Planning

Project Planning: Putting It All Together

Course 333 hours4.8 (11,919 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the components of the project planning phase and their significance.

  • Identify tools and best practices to build a project plan and risk management plan.

  • Describe how to estimate, track, and maintain a budget.

  • Draft a communication plan and explain how to manage it.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Business Writing
Category: Stakeholder Management
Category: Project Charter

Project Execution: Running the Project

Course 430 hours4.8 (8,015 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Implement the key quality management concepts of quality standards, quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control.

  • Demonstrate how to prioritize and analyze data and how to communicate a project’s data-informed story.

  • Discuss the stages of team development and how to manage team dynamics.

  • Describe the steps of the closing process and create project closing documentation.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Agile Management
Category: Problem Solving
Category: Coaching
Category: Scrum
Category: Influencing

Agile Project Management

Course 528 hours4.8 (11,774 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the Agile project management approach and philosophy, including values and principles.

  • Discuss the pillars of Scrum and how they support Scrum values.

  • Describe the five important Scrum events and how to set up each event for a Scrum team.

  • Explain how to coach an Agile team and help them overcome challenges.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Problem Solving
Category: Quality Management
Category: Effective Communication
Category: Stakeholder Management

Capstone: Applying Project Management in the Real World

Course 645 hours4.8 (8,185 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Complete a project charter, filling out key information including a project summary, SMART goals, scope, benefits, and costs.

  • Examine project documentation and conduct research to identify tasks for a project and organize those project tasks and milestones in a project plan.

  • Determine quality standards and evaluate against those standards to ensure that the project is achieving the required level of quality.

  • Develop effective stakeholder reports by applying storytelling strategies to describe data.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Change Management
Category: Strategic Thinking
Category: Career Development
Category: Organizational Culture

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Get a head start on your degree

When you complete this Professional Certificate, you can earn college credit if you are admitted and enroll in one of the following online degree programs.¹

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Degree credit eligible

This Professional Certificate has ACE® recommendation. It is eligible for college credit at participating U.S. colleges and universities. Note: The decision to accept specific credit recommendations is up to each institution.

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