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Become a Technology Project Manager in 18 Weeks
Technology has transformed the way organizations work. Today, nearly every project includes a technology component. To be effective in any industry, project managers need to understand how software is developed and what role it plays in meeting a project’s business objectives.
- Through hands-on classes in a convenient part-time format, Penn LPS Technology Project Management Boot prepares you to effectively lead projects across a variety of industries.
- With a project-based curriculum, you’ll gain hands-on training in requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning and more.*
- By tapping into a wide set of career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training and 1:1 coaching, you’ll be positioned for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new opportunity.
- Over the course of 18 weeks, you’ll acquire the skills necessary to sit for the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification.
Learn Modern Project Management Through Penn LPS
You will develop technical fluency — learning how software is developed and maintained so that you can credibly lead technology projects in any industry. The market-driven curriculum covers*:
The Business of Software Development
- Software Development Life Cycle
- Budgeting, Procurement, and Vendor Management
- Requirements Documentation
- Process Mapping and Modeling
- Test Cases, Test Scenarios, and Test Plans
Traditional Project Management
- Project Management Life Cycle
- Project Management Knowledge Areas
- Triple Constraint Theory
- Project Plans
- Risk Register and Risk Matrix
- Quality and Stakeholder Management
Project Management in Operations
- Resource Planning
- Operations Team Communications Matrix
- Maintenance Release Project Scheduling
- Key Performance Indicator Dashboards
- Service Level Agreement Documents
Hybrid Project Management
- Traditional and Agile Methodologies
- Hybrid Project Management Flow
- Gantt Charts
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Sprint Boards for Hybrid Projects
- Project Closeout
Agile Methodologies and Scrum Framework
- Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
- Agile Scrum Framework
- Story Point Estimation
- Scrum Development Team Formation and Roles
- Scrum Ceremonies
- Product and Sprint Backlog Management
- Agile Value-Based Prioritization
- Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.
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Is a Project Manager Boot Camp Right for You?
Penn LPS Technology Project Management Boot Camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership and business management skills. Those who complete the program can expect to be able to:
- Explain each stage of the traditional project management lifecycle and create all documentation required to drive a project plan from initiation to closure.
- Elicit requirements from stakeholders, model them as use cases and use them as input for executing the four phases of the testing life cycle.
- Apply agile principles to the working environment to conduct release, capacity and velocity planning.
- Apply your new skills and knowledge to the Professional Scrum Master™ Level I exam.
- Utilize modern software like Jira and Wrike to build project plans and reports.
How to Apply to Penn LPS Technology Project Management Boot Camp
- Form Submission. Fill out our program interest form with a few of your key details so that we can get in touch with you.
- Admissions Interview and Application. Connect with a member of our admissions team for a quick phone interview to discuss the program in more detail, answer your questions, and talk through your goals. Then, fill out a short application that tells us more about you and your reasons for pursuing this opportunity.
- Assessment. Complete a multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. This is your chance to show us your logic-based skills. No prior industry experience is required to complete the assessment. If you pass your academic assessment (congratulations!), you are officially accepted into the program and able to move forward with the enrollment process.
- Financial Options, Deposit, and Enrollment Agreement. After acceptance into the program, you will connect with admissions to discuss which financial option works best for you. Once you’ve approved your desired payment method, the last step to finalize your enrollment is to pay your deposit and review and sign your enrollment agreement.
Start Your Journey. That’s it! You’re now ready to begin your program pre-work and prepare to start the boot camp.
Part-Time Tech Project Management Boot Camp Schedule
- 18-week program
- Classes held two weekdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Full-Time: March 7, 2022
- Part-Time: February 28, 2022
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The Market for Technical Project Managers in Philadelphia
Effective project management is an essential component of project success, ensuring a timely launch within budget. Employers are under more pressure than ever to fill new project management roles with project talent as the demand continues to accelerate. Add to that the fact that technology has transformed the way organizations work, and almost every project includes technology components, it’s no surprise that tech project managers are needed across a variety of industries.
Managing technology projects is an increasingly valuable endeavor for today’s employers, and they require highly qualified technology project management professionals to deliver. According to a report from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the need for project managers has grown at a faster rate than that of other professions — through 2027, there will be almost 214,000 job opportunities added each year in the U.S. involving project management.
The salary outlook for technology project managers is also promising. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sets the national mean annual salary for computer and systems project managers at $84,290, varying due to the field of work, the company’s size, and the candidate’s experience level.
In Philadelphia, opportunities for technology project management can be found in a number of industries. According to Indeed.com, top Philadelphia employers such as Amazon, Comcast, Deloitte, and Accenture are all looking for technology project management professionals who can add value to their organization.
If you’re interested in this growing field, you can learn to effectively manage technology projects in many industries with the help of Penn LPS Technology Project Management Boot Camp. Our curriculum teaches in-demand skills including resource planning, traditional and agile methodologies, scrum framework, hybrid project management, and more. Join this rapidly growing profession and plan your future!