Columbia Engineering Technology Project Management Boot Camp

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The Tech Project Management Boot Camp in New York City

Become a Tech Project Manager Online 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, Columbia Engineering Tech Project Management Boot Camp prepares you to effectively lead technology 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 Columbia Engineering

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?

    Columbia Engineering Technology Project Management Boot Camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership and business management skills. Those who complete the boot camp 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 Columbia Engineering Technology Project Management Boot Camp 

    1. Form Submission. Fill out our interest form with a few of your key details so that we can get in touch with you.
    2. Admissions Interview and Application. Connect with a member of our admissions team for a quick phone interview to discuss the boot camp 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.
    3. 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 boot camp and able to move forward with the enrollment process.
    4. Financial Options, Deposit, and Enrollment Agreement. After acceptance into the boot camp, you will connect with admissions to discuss which financial option works best for you.

    Part-Time Schedule

    • 18-week boot camp
    • Classes held three weekdays from 7-10 p.m.

    Currently Enrolling:

    Coding Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: September 19, 2022
    • Full-Time: September 19, 2022

    Data Analytics Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: October 4, 2022

    UX/UI Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: August 22, 2022

    Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: November 14, 2022

    FinTech Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: August 23, 2022

    Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: September 6, 2022

    Tech Project Mgmt Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: February 13, 2023

    Product Management Boot Camp:

    • Part-Time: December 13, 2022

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our technology project management boot camp in New York is being held via our tried and tested virtual classroom experience. Call us at (646) 870-1598 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more.

    No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. The Tech Project Management Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.

    No prior experience is required, however, it is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics or a related field.

    Below are funding options for you to choose from. Please note that funding should be approved before you begin the process:

    • Full Tuition, Interest-Free Payment Plan: A deposit is required to secure your seat in the class. The rest of the tuition will be split into four equal monthly payments. 
    • 24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan: Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.

    Please contact us to get details on tuition cost and any available loan options.

    The Market for Technical Project Managers & Project Managers in New York City

    Tech project management is a crucial facet of project success and organizations are taking notice. The need for project talent has accelerated, with employers looking to fill over two million related roles each year through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI). Additionally, tech project management job growth is anticipated to increase at a rate of 9%, which is greater than the average for all occupations, says CareerOneStop

    Tech roles like these have a very promising future in New York City, with leading tech companies like Unity Technologies, Facebook, and IBM actively hiring for open positions that require the skills technical project managers possess. Those wishing to contribute their skills to non-tech industries are also in luck. The city serves as home to many non-tech companies like Warner Media, Morgan Stanley, and NBC Universal, which hire for similar roles.

    If you’re interested in tech project management, you can learn to effectively manage projects with the help of Columbia Engineering Tech Project Management Boot Camp. You will develop technical fluency — learning how software is developed and maintained so that you can credibly lead tech projects in any industry. The skills you develop can help you succeed in whichever field you choose. Explore our curriculum and start preparing for your future now.

    Technology Project Management Curriculum

    At Columbia Technology Project Management Boot Camp, you’ll dive into a market-driven curriculum that helps you develop in-demand technical, leadership and business management skills. These skills will be applicable to the Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification, which can enhance your desirability in today’s job market.

    By the end of the boot camp, you’ll have hands-on experience creating all documentation required to drive a project plan from initiation to closure and a professional portfolio that highlights your unique competencies.

    Part-Time Technology Project Management

    The Business of Software Development

    Technology is transforming every industry, and employers need project managers who can credibly speak with both business and technical stakeholders. Technical fluency will set you apart in today’s job market.

    What You Will Learn:
    • The Software Development Life Cycle
    • Software Development Organizations
    • Requirements Gathering
    • Use Case Creation
    • Test Case Development

    Traditional Project Management

    Many companies rely on traditional project management methodologies for projects with fixed sequences and constraints. Understanding traditional processes will prepare you to successfully manage a range of projects and give you a strong foundation.

    What You Will Learn:
    • The Project Management Lifecycle
    • Triple Constraint Theory
    • Integration Management
    • 10 PMBOK Knowledge Areas
    • Traditional Projects & Tools

    Agile Methodologies and Scrum Framework

    Agile project management frameworks are becoming the industry standard for technology projects. You must understand what agile methods are, as well as when and how to apply them in different contexts.

    What You Will Learn:
    • Introduction to Agile
    • Scrum Methodology
    • The Kanban Method
    • Agile Project Initiation
    • Agile Project Management
    • Agile Project Execution

    Hybrid Project Management

    In any organization, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing projects. Part of being an effective project manager is knowing how to combine the best of traditional and agile to best suit the needs of every project and employer.

    What You Will Learn:
    • Traditional vs. Agile Methodologies
    • Hybrid Project Management
    • Work Breakdown Structures

    Project Management in Operations

    A project manager’s work doesn’t stop once a project reaches closure. Set yourself apart as a project manager who can support operational activities using the most widely accepted IT service management framework.

    What You Will Learn:
    • Project Management in Operations
    • Service Management Life Cycle
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Operational Service Level Agreements

    Professional Scrum Master™ I Test Prep

    Scrum is the most widely adopted agile framework. Earning the Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification will clearly demonstrate your job readiness to future employers.

    What You Will Learn:
    • Scrum Framework and Applications

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