Google Project Management Professional Certificate

This is your path to a career in Project Management. Learn in-demand skills to have you job-ready to succeed in an entry-level Project Management

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What you Will Learn

1

An Immersive Insight

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

2

Agile Project Management

Learn the foundations with a focus on Scrum roles, Scrum events, and building artifacts

3

Project Documentation

Create effective project artifacts and documentation throughout various project phases

4

Applied Learning Project

Practice soft skills such as strategic communication and problem-solving through real-world scenarios

Project Manager
Project Coordinator
Scrum Master
Operations Manager
Operations Associate
Program Manager
Project Assistant
Project Associate
Project Analyst
Project Administrator

JObs Associated

Skills you will gain

Change Management
Project Charter
Organizational Culture
Task Estimation
Project Management
Stakeholder Management
Career Development
Strategic Thinking
Business Writing
Procurement
Project Planning
Risk Management
Module 1 - Foundations of Project Management
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will 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.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  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.

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Change Management | Strategic Thinking | Career Development | Organizational Culture | Project Management

 
TOPICS

Embarking on a Career in Project Management | Becoming an effective Project Manager | The Project Management Life Cycle & Methodologies | Organizational Structure & Culture 

Module 2 - Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will how to set a project up for success in the first phase of the project life cycle: the project initiation phase. In exploring the key components of this phase, you’ll learn how to define and manage project goals, deliverables, scope, and success criteria. You’ll discover how to use tools and templates like stakeholder analysis grids and project charters to help you set project expectations and communicate roles and responsibilities.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  Understand the significance of the project initiation phase of the project life cycle

-  Describe the key components of the project initiation phase

-  Determine a project’s benefits and costs

-  Define and create measurable project goals and deliverables

-  Define project scope and differentiate among tasks that are in-scope and out-of-scope

-  Understand how to manage scope creep to avoid impacting project goals

-  Define and measure a project’s success criteria

-  Complete a stakeholder analysis and explain its significance

-  Utilize RACI charts to define and communicate project team member responsibilities

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

-  Evaluate various project management tools to meet project needs

 

SKILLS ACQUIRED

Stakeholder Management | Strategic Thinking | Business Writing | Project Charter

 
TOPICS

Fundamentals of Project Initiation | Defining Project Goals, Scope, & Success Criteria | Working Effectively with Stakeholders | Utilizing Resources & Tools for Project Success

Module 3 - Project Planning: Putting It All Together
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You 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.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  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

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Task Estimation | Risk Management | Strategic Thinking | Project Planning | Procurement

 
TOPICS

Beginning the Planning Phase | Building a Project Plan | Managing Budgeting & Procurement | Managing Risks Effectively | Organizing communication & Documentation

Module 4 - Project Execution: Running the Project
ABOUT THIS MODULE

You will learn what aspects of a project to track and how to track them. You will also learn how to effectively manage and communicate changes, dependencies, and risks. As you explore quality management, you will learn how to measure customer satisfaction and implement continuous improvement and process improvement techniques. Next, you will examine how to prioritize data, how to use data to inform your decision-making, and how to effectively present that data. Then, you will strengthen your leadership skills as you study the stages of team development and how to manage team dynamics. After that, you will discover tools that provide effective project team communication, how to organize and facilitate meetings, and how to effectively communicate project status updates. Finally, you will examine the steps of the project closing process and how to create and share project closing documentation.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

-  Identify what aspects of a project to track and compare different tracking methods

-  Explain the key quality management concepts of quality standards, quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control

-  Discuss how to effectively manage and communicate changes, dependencies, and risks

-  Describe how to create continuous improvement and process improvement and how to measure customer satisfaction

-  Explain the purpose of a retrospective and describe how to conduct one

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

-  Identify tools that provide effective project team communication and explore best practices for communicating project status updates

-  Describe the steps of the closing process for stakeholders, the project team, and project managers

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Communication | Quality Management | Customer Satisfaction | Leadership | Decision-making | Project Execution

 
TOPICS

Introduction to Project Execution | Quality Management & Continous Improvement | Data-information Decision-making | Leadership & Influencing Skills | Effective Project Communication | Closing a Project

Module 5 - Agile Project Management
 
ABOUT THIS MODULE

This course will explore the history, approach, and philosophy of Agile project management, including the Scrum framework. You will learn how to differentiate and blend Agile and other project management approaches. As you progress through the course, you will learn more about Scrum, exploring its pillars and values and comparing essential Scrum team roles. You will discover how to build, manage, and refine a product backlog, implement Agile’s value-driven delivery strategies, and define a value roadmap. You will also learn strategies to effectively organize the five important Scrum events for a Scrum team, introduce an Agile or Scrum approach to an organization, and coach an Agile team. Finally, you will learn how to search for and land opportunities in Agile roles.

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

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

-  Explain the pillars of Scrum and how they support Scrum values

-  Identify and compare the essential roles in a Scrum team and what makes them effective

-  Build and manage a Product Backlog and perform Backlog Refinement

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

-  Implement Agile’s value-driven delivery strategies and define a value roadmap

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

-  Conduct a job search for an Agile role and learn how to succeed in your interview

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Agile Management | Problem Solving | Coaching | Scrum | Influencing

 
TOPICS

The Fundamentals of Agile | Scrum 101 | Implementing Scrum | Applying Agile in the Organization

Module 6 - Capstone: Applying Project Management in the Real World
 
ABOUT THIS MODULE

In this final, capstone course of the Google Project Management Certificate, you will practice applying the project management knowledge and skills you have learned so far. We encourage learners to complete Courses 1-5 before beginning the final course, as they provide the foundation necessary to complete the activities in this course. As you progress through this course, you will “observe” a project manager in a real-world scenario and complete dozens of hands-on activities. 

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

-  Analyze project documents to identify project requirements and evaluate stakeholders

-  Complete a project charter and use it as a tool to align project scope and goals among stakeholders

-  Identify tasks and milestones and document and prioritize them in a project plan

-  Define quality management standards and explore how to effectively share qualitative data

-  Demonstrate your project’s impact through effective reporting 

 
SKILLS ACQUIRED

Quality Management | Stakeholder Management | Problem Solving | Effective Communication 

 
TOPICS

Initiating a Project | Building out a Project Plan | Maintaining Quality | Effective Stakeholder Communication

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