The Technology Project Management Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Classes begin quarterly

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, The Technology Project Management Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill 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 MasterLevel I Certification.

Learn Modern Project Management

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
  • Business and Organizational Strategy
  • Budgeting, Procurement, and Vendor Management
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Process Mapping and Modeling
  • Test Cases, Test Scenarios, and Test Plans

Traditional Project Management & Waterfall Development

  • 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.

    Gain real-world skills:

    The Technology Project Management Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill 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, Smartsheet and G Suite to build project plans and reports.

    Part-Time Schedule

    • 18-week program
    • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Currently Enrolling

    » Coding Part-Time 11/18/20

    » Data Analytics Part-Time 11/17/20

    » Digital Marketing Part-Time 12/7/20

    » Tech Project Mgmt Part-Time 1/21/21


    Ready to learn more about UNC-Chapel Hill Technology Project Management Boot Camp? Contact an admissions officer at (919) 425-0055


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