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Tech Project Management Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.
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, GW Technology Project Management Boot Camp 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.
- Earn a GW non-credit professional certificate, demonstrating your achievement to potential employers.
- 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 GW Boot Camps
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.
Is a Project Manager Boot Camp Right for You?
GW 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. If you already have a scrum certification, you’ll have an opportunity to pursue Scrum.org certifications in Professional Scrum Master™ II (PSM II) or Professional Scrum Product Owner™ I (PSPO I).
- Utilize modern software like Jira to build project plans and reports.
How to Apply to GW Technology Project Management Boot Camp
1. Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
2. Interview and Application. An advisor will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
3. Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
4. Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the program, you will determine which financial option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.
- 18-week program
- Classes held three weekdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Market for Project Managers in Washington, D.C.
Are you a highly organized individual who loves technology and thrives in a team environment? If so, becoming a technology project manager may be the right career choice for you. And, you couldn’t pick a better time to join this growing field — over 2.2 million new project management roles (globally) are anticipated annually through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI). Here in the U.S., 9 percent annual growth in tech project management roles is anticipated through 2030, according to CareerOneStop.
Even better, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranks Washington, D.C., as first in the nation with the highest concentration of project management jobs in the U.S. In addition, the BLS ranks Washington, D.C., as the top-paying “state” in the country, with a mean annual wage of $105,730! While specific salaries depend on a number of factors including years of experience, knowledge of in-demand skills, company size, and industry, the mean annual wage for tech project managers in Washington, D.C., far exceeds the national mean of $84,290.
And, while tech project management salaries are very attractive, there is even better news. Aspiring tech project managers can have a promising future in the D.C. area with leading companies such as Boeing, Deloitte, AT&T, Accenture, and Merk who are actively hiring for open tech project management positions. Of course, as you would expect, there are also openings available with the U.S. federal government for interested and qualified individuals.
Are you ready to take the next step and jump-start your career? GW Technology Project Management Boot Camp can help you make the move into project management, teaching in-demand skills you’ll put into practice working on real-world projects. And, you’ll be able to use those projects in a professional portfolio you can share with prospective employers. Take the next step and start planning your future today!