Program and Course Overview
Welcome to the Google
Project Management Certificate program, the first of six courses designed to help you succeed in a project management role, regardless of your previous experience.
Course 1: Foundations of Project Management
In this course, you will delve into the fundamentals of project management and how this program prepares you for various roles in different industries. You will explore potential career paths, the responsibilities and skills required for a project manager, the significance of the project life cycle, various project management methodologies, and the impact of organizational structure and culture on project management. Throughout this course and the program, you will gain insights into project management within Google, presented by current Google project managers, providing you with valuable tools for your future career.
Throughout the Google Project Management Certificate program, you will build a solid foundation in both traditional and Agile project management. According to the Project Management Institute, the project management labor force is expected to grow by 33 percent (approximately 22 million new jobs) across seven project-oriented sectors by 2027. We're thrilled to accompany you on this journey as you acquire the skills for one of today's most sought-after professions.
Course 1 consists of four modules, each offering a range of learning opportunities, including:
Videos: Presented by a Google employee, these videos serve as your instructional guides.
Readings: These introduce new ideas, present case studies, and expand on video concepts.
Discussion Forums: These provide a platform for exploring course topics and engaging with your fellow learners.
In-Video Questions: Designed for you to check your learning as you progress through the course.
Practice Quizzes: These allow you to assess your understanding and receive valuable feedback.
Practice Activities: Offering a hands-on opportunity to apply and master the skills you're learning.
Graded Quizzes: Assessing your progress in video and reading content.
Ungraded Peer-Review Activities: Offering practice in applying your skills, with feedback from fellow learners.
Graded Peer-Review Activities: Assessing your ability to apply the skills you're working to master, with peer grading and feedback.
This program accommodates various learning styles, enabling you to work at your own pace. While personalized deadlines begin upon enrollment, they serve as flexible guides, and you can reset them at any time without penalties for late assignments. Completing all program work is the key to earning your certificate.
Tips for Success
We recommend taking all six courses and completing each lesson in the order they are presented, as new information builds upon previous content. Make the most of the readings and additional resources provided. If something is unclear, don't hesitate to revisit video content, re-read readings, or seek advice from your classmates in the discussion forum. Participate in all learning opportunities to maximize your knowledge and experience.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a fulfilling career in project management. Enjoy the journey!