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Project Management Boot Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area
Become a Technology 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, the Technology 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 a Berkeley Boot Camp
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?
Berkeley 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 Berkeley Technology Project Management Boot Camp
- Form Submission. Fill out our interest form above 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 Project Management Course Schedule
- 18-week program
- Classes held three weekdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your safety is our priority. Currently, our in-person tech project management boot camps in Berkeley are being held via our tried and tested virtual classroom experience. Call us at (510) 306-1218 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more about the transition.
No, applicants do not need to be Berkeley students. The Tech Project Management Boot Camp is offered through UC Berkeley Extension.
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.
The Market for Technical Project Managers in San Francisco
Technical project managers possess a unique combination of technical, managerial and organizational skills to shepherd projects that meet business objectives. From a project’s inception to its final deployment — plus ongoing maintenance and improvements — project managers are responsible for communicating between technical and business teams.
According to CareerOneStop, the employment of technical project managers is projected to grow by 9% — much faster than the average for all other occupations. Keep in mind, not all tech project managers work within a software or technical organization. In the San Francisco Bay Area, companies like The Gap, Stitch Fix, ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company are actively hiring for open positions that require the skills technical project managers possess.
For those interested in lending their talents to tech-specific companies, you’re in luck. With Silicon Valley remaining a hotbed of innovation, you can apply for roles at Oracle, Salesforce, Tesla, VMware and Snap, Inc., just to name a few.
Regardless of where you apply, you’ll need the right skills to get the job done. In addition to the soft skills of communication, collaboration, active listening and time management, successful project managers bring their knowledge of data collection, project planning and technology to the role. At Berkeley Tech Project Management Boot Camp, students are immersed into a real-world working environment that prepares them to enter the project management job market. Explore the curriculum and start paving your path to a new career.