You can learn the basics of project management in under 1 hour with KICKOFF: Our free project management course.

Tailor your playbook—agile or predictive—to learn how to effectively manage the projects you work on. Even if your title isn’t project manager.


What is KICKOFF?

KICKOFF is a free, interactive project management course that only takes 45 minutes to complete. Use it to get up to speed on project management basics.

Once you’re done, you can share a badge that shows you know the basics of managing projects from start to finish.

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KICKOFF makes a difference!

But don’t just take our word for it. See what users are saying:

  • “This has been very helpful to me”
  • “Very informative and user friendly”
  • “KICKOFF™ has been helpful in getting my project planning together like a glue"
  • "Very nice app to learn basic topics about project management"
  • "I enjoyed the format and ease of the modules. Everything automatically saves. Plus, it is easy to consume the information from each section"
  • “Great learning experience”
  • “The course exceeded my expectations”
  • “I love the tool, easy, short, and basics you need as a beginner”

You can learn the basics of project management in under 1 hour with KICKOFF: Our free project management course.

Bite-Sized Content

KICKOFF has short, easy to absorb, hands-on lessons. No long lectures.

Learning Made Fun

KICKOFF guides you with engaging instruction and fun activities so learning sticks.

Agile or Predictive

With KICKOFF you can go at your own pace and choose from Agile (Iterative) or Predictive projects.

An Achievement You Can Share

After completing a KICKOFF course, you will earn a badge to share on your networks.

Actionable Templates

With KICKOFF you can download easy-to-use templates and start using them right away.

Step-by-Step Guidance

KICKOFF helps you learn which questions to ask at any stage of your project.

Anywhere Access

Take KICKOFF wherever you go—and access your project pal in several languages.

Free Resource

Use KICKOFF at no cost to you, and log in for a refresher whenever you need to.

Is project success your goal?
Then, KICKOFF is for you. 

Read on to see how KICKOFF informs professional roles.

Professionals Who Need Project Management Skills

Your job title might not be Project Manager. But your role requires you to learn basic project management skills.

KICKOFF can help familiarize you with project management tools and templates in less than one hour. Just like it did for user Brittany Mangold:


“KICKOFF helped me to create best practices and work process within my company without being in a project management role myself. I really enjoyed the templates that were provided throughout the KICKOFF course because I could actually leverage them for the work I was currently doing.”

— Brittany Mangold, Paid Social Strategy Manager


Students and Early Career Professionals

KICKOFF helps students and early career professionals learn how to start projects and take them to the finish line.

It gives you a shareable badge you can use to boost professional credibility. Much like it did for student Divya Samant:


“KICKOFF was a really great educational experience…The format of this course was extremely engaging and informative… This extremely well put together course makes agile ways of working both accessible and easy to learn. As a student and young professional, I would absolutely recommend this product to my peers who want to deepen their understanding of project management but don't know where to start.” 

— Divya Samant, PR & Communications Student 

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Why learn the basics of project management with KICKOFF

KICKOFF is a free, PMI-developed project management course. So, it offers info you can trust. It only takes 45 minutes to complete.

And once you do, you’ll have the tips and tricks to manage your projects on time and within budget. Plus, you get a shareable badge that boosts your professional credibility—especially if you’re new to project management.


Organizational Executive

Introduce KICKOFF to your team to help them develop a shared language of PM terms and processes. It is a no-cost way to improve productivity.

"KICKOFF has enabled us to scale the onboarding of anyone that needs to manage projects. As we see more resources from non-project management backgrounds step quickly into project management roles, I can see us leaning on Kickoff to help us stay the best at what we do.”

— Sr. Program Manager


Let KICKOFF take your project from zero to hero in just 45 minutes.

Project Management Faculty

KICKOFF brings free, reliable basic project management resources to your team or classroom.

It gives you quick lessons and templates you can customize to help with learning. Much like it did for Professor, Adesh Shah:


“I found the level of knowledge in the KICKOFF course to be appropriate for beginners and was able to implement some of the KICKOFF learnings into my course this year.” 

— Adesh Shah, Applied Project Management Professor