Welcome to the Google Project Management Certificate

Welcome to the Google Project Management Certificate

Introduction to the Google Project Management Certificate:

  • Presenter: Emilio, Program Manager on the Responsible Innovation team at Google.
  • Welcome: Emilio introduces the Google Project Management Certificate Program and shares a personal journey into project management.
  • Exercise: Encourages viewers to reflect on tasks they’ve managed in life (e.g., planning events, filing taxes) to illustrate that many skills are transferable to project management.
  • Program Overview:
    • A series of courses designed to teach project management fundamentals, help learners get jobs or advance in their careers.
    • Includes hands-on activities, quizzes, and exercises.
  • Personal Journey: Emilio shares his career path, emphasizing hands-on, action-oriented tasks, leading to a realization of his project management skills.
  • Project Management Explanation: Defined as applying knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet project requirements.
  • Skills Development: Emphasizes that project management skills can be developed from various life experiences and are applicable across industries without needing deep technical knowledge.

Course Structure:

  1. Project Management Fundamentals
  2. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables
  3. Risk Management
  4. Team Dynamics
  5. Project Management Methodologies
  6. Data-Driven Decision Making

Learning Methods:

  • Courses include personal anecdotes, reading materials, quizzes, and case studies.
  • Flexible pacing, with the ability to skip known sections and revisit materials.

Practical Skills:

  • Project planning, timelines, budget management, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall methodologies, Kanban, and project management software like Asana.
  • Soft skills development, identifying transferable skills.

Career Preparation:

  • Opportunities to share work with Google and other employers.
  • Professional examples to showcase learning.


  • JuAnne: Cloud Security Programs (Course 2)
  • Rowena: Project Planning (Course 3)
  • Elita: Project Execution (Course 4)
  • Sue: Agile Project Management (Course 5)
  • Dan: Applying Project Management in the Real World (Course 6)