coursera project management certificate

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Define a project’s scope and write a project plan
  • Build a work breakdown schedule
  • Create a project budget
  • Identify and manage risks

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN

  • Schedule
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Budget
  • Project
  • Planning
  • Project Planning
  • Budget Estimation
  • Change Control
  • Change Management

Coursera Project Management Certificate

About this Specialization

This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate. Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end of the series you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

Applied Learning Project

Learners will complete a series of projects and assignments that will identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.LEARNER CAREER OUTCOMES17%Started a new career after completing this specialization.10%Got a pay increase or promotion.Shareable CertificateEarn a Certificate upon completion100% online coursesStart instantly and learn at your own schedule.Flexible ScheduleSet and maintain flexible deadlines.Beginner Level

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you’d like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you’ll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you’ll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

COURSE1Initiating and Planning Projects4.7stars20,317 ratings•3,840 reviews

The courses in the Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization are a recommended precursor to UCI’s Applied Project Management Certificate.

Successful projects require careful upfront planning. In this course, you’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. You’ll also learn to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives: What will this project accomplish? Why is this project important? Who benefits from this project? How will we plan for successful outcomes? Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the key characteristics of a project 2. Identify primary project constraints 3. Define the role and responsibilities of the project manager 4. Identify Project Organizational Structures 5. Understand the definition of a Project Stakeholder 6. Identify project stakeholders 7. Identify information needs of the project stakeholders 8. Define responsibility for managing stakeholder and controlling stakeholder engagement 9. Define the purpose of using a project charter 10. Summarize the key elements of a project plan 11. Identify common sources of conflict within a project environment 12. Describe the difference between authority and influenceSHOW ALL ABOUT INITIATING AND PLANNING PROJECTSSHOW ALLCOURSE2Budgeting and Scheduling Projects4.7stars8,497 ratings•1,125 reviews

A good project schedule helps all team members’ work together to meet project objectives. A project budget with realistic cost constraints is also an essential bedrock of any project. In this course you’ll learn to plan and stick to time and cost constraints in order to ensure the success of your projects.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify the resource needs of the project 2. Decompose work packages into activities 3. Define what is needed to estimate activity durations 4. Define milestones and create a milestone schedule 5. Determine the critical path and calculate float 6. Describe the purpose of using leads and lags in a project schedule 7. Estimate the quantities and costs of resources required to perform project activities 8. Select one of three common cost estimating techniques to determine a project budget 9. Use a responsibility assignment matrix to assign responsibilities 10. Recognize the components of a project’s quality management planSHOW ALL ABOUT BUDGETING AND SCHEDULING PROJECTSSHOW ALLCOURSE3Managing Project Risks and Changes4.7stars8,259 ratings•1,065 reviews

This course will help you manage project risk effectively by identifying, analyzing, and communicating inevitable changes to project scope and objectives. You will understand and practice the elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance. You will be equipped with the tools to manage change in the least disruptive way possible for your team and other project stakeholders.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Define components of a communications management plan 2. Understand the importance of communications channels 3. Define the key elements needed to measure and report on project scope, schedule, and cost performance 4. Identify project risk events 5. Prioritize identified risks 6. Develop responses for a high priority risk 7. Identify and analyze changes to project scope 8. Describe causes and effects of project changes 9. Define the purpose of conducting a lessons learned sessionSHOW ALL ABOUT MANAGING PROJECT RISKS AND CHANGESSHOW ALLCOURSE4Project Management Project4.8stars2,826 ratings•518 reviews

This capstone project is designed to allow you to take the knowledge you have gained through the Specialization and put that knowledge into practice. In the capstone, you will create several of the key planning deliverables that have been discussed in these courses and either work on a project you choose or use a suggested case study. You will begin the capstone project by writing part of the project charter. You will build on that information to define your project, and then ultimately create a schedule, budget and responses for the risks you identify. The goal is for you to use what you have learned in the previous courses and to perform your own research on how to best move forward with the capstone project. Your work will be peer reviewed by your classmates. In turn you will peer review the work of other classmates. Instructions on how to conduct peer reviews will be included in the course. Upon completing this series, you will be able to (1) write a narrative charter statement, (2) create a work breakdown structure, (3) sequence project activities,(4) build a project schedule, (5) create a project budget, (6) create a responsibility assignment matrix, (7) identify project risks and (8) define responses for those risks.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Write a narrative charter statement 2. Create a work breakdown structure 3. Sequence project activities 4. Build a project schedule 5. Create a project budget 6. Create a responsibility assignment matrix 7. Identify project risks and define responses for those risks

google project management professional certificate

WHAT YOU WILL 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

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN

  • Organizational Culture
  • Career Development
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Business Writing
  • Project Charter
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Task Estimation
  • Procurement

About this Professional Certificate

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Prepare for a new career in the high-growth field of project management, no experience or degree required. Get professional training designed by Google and get on the fastrack to a competitively paid job. There are 475,100 U.S. job openings in project management with a $59,000 average entry-level salary.¹

Project managers are natural problem-solvers. They set the plan and guide teammates, and manage changes, risks, and stakeholders.

Over 6 courses, gain in-demand skills that will prepare you for an entry-level job. Learn from Google employees whose foundations in project management served as launchpads for their own careers. At under 10 hours per week, you can complete in less than six months.

Upon completion, you can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 130 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.

This program qualifies you for over 100 hours of project management education, which helps prepare you for Project Management Institute Certifications like the globally-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.

82% of Google Career Certificate graduates report a positive career outcome like a new job, promotion, or raise within six months.²

Check out all Google Career Certificates here.

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²Coursera Learner Outcome Survey, all time for Google IT Support Certificate. Data is collected via on-platform surveys or email and is cumulative from 1/18 – 1/21.

Applied Learning Project

This program includes over 140 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments which will help you simulate real-world project management scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace.

The content is highly interactive and exclusively developed by Google employees with decades of experience in program and project management.

Skills you’ll gain will include: Creating risk management plans; Understanding process improvement techniques; Managing escalations, team dynamics, and stakeholders; Creating budgets and navigating procurement; Utilizing project management software, tools, and templates; Practicing Agile project management, with an emphasis on Scrum.

Through a mix of videos, assessments, and hands-on activities, you’ll get introduced to initiating, planning, and running both traditional and Agile projects. You’ll develop a toolbox to demonstrate your understanding of key project management elements, including managing a schedule, budget, and team.Shareable CertificateEarn a Certificate upon completion100% online coursesStart instantly and learn at your own schedule.Flexible ScheduleSet and maintain flexible deadlines.Beginner Level

No degree or prior experience requiredApproximately 6 months to completeSuggested pace of 10 hours/weekEnglishSubtitles: English

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What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you’ll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

There are 6 Courses in this Professional Certificate

COURSE1Foundations of Project Management4.9stars17,809 ratings•3,737 reviews

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.SHOW ALL ABOUT FOUNDATIONS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENTSHOW ALLCOURSE2Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project4.8stars4,423 ratings•946 reviews

This is the second course in the Google Project Management Certificate program. This course will show you 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. 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: – 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.SHOW ALL ABOUT PROJECT INITIATION: STARTING A SUCCESSFUL PROJECTSHOW ALLCOURSE3Project Planning: Putting It All Together4.8stars2,620 ratings•487 reviews

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.SHOW ALL ABOUT PROJECT PLANNING: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHERSHOW ALLCOURSE4Project Execution: Running the Project4.8stars1,617 ratings•287 reviews

This is the fourth course in the Google Project Management Certificate program. This course will delve into the execution and closing phases of the project life cycle. 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. 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: – Identify what aspects of a project to track and compare different tracking methods. – Discuss how to effectively manage and communicate changes, dependencies, and risks. – Explain the key quality management concepts of quality standards, quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. – 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.

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