Technical Program Management (TPM) Professional Bootcamp

What is covered?

Professional Communications

  • Develop verbal and nonverbal communication styles by applying verbal and nonverbal skills in various speaking situations; videotaping and viewing one’s performance; critiquing one’s style; and receiving diagnostic evaluations.
  • Use techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, to reduce speaker apprehension.
  • Increase effectiveness in informative and persuasive message development using audience analysis, principles of organization, principles of Aristotle’s rhetoric, language devices, and supporting material (examples, narratives, testimony, and facts and statistics).
  • Critically evaluate messages in terms of various criteria for effectiveness.

Foundations of Data Science and Analytics

  • Identify and assess the opportunities, needs and constraints for data collection, measurement, tracking, analysis, security, reporting and overall management within a strategic organizational context
  • Describe the business issues that data science and analytics can address and resolve
  • Identify the methods by which data can be collected, stored, secured, analyzed, interpreted, forecasted, visualized, reported and applied in a business environment
  • Assess the most common challenges and issues that arise in the management of data

Organizational Leadership and Decision Making

  • Examine multiple viewpoints for differing frames of reference, perspectives, and orientations to the same situation.
  • Employ leadership, team-building and decision-making concepts; examine how teams make high-stakes decisions in stressful situations, why individuals and teams make flawed choices and how leaders shape the context and the process through which teams make decisions.
  • Critically reflect on leadership style and your own experience within a team and its leadership.
  • Understand the role of leaders in setting strategic focus and direction.

Negotiating and Conflict Resolution

  • Develop a systematic plan to negotiate with colleagues, bosses, clients, other stakeholders, and external groups of all kinds, by: analyzing characteristics of a negotiation situation; analyzing positions taken during negotiation; analyzing cultural differences and assessing how they influence negotiations; and using culturally responsive negotiation strategies.
  • Assess how people communicate during negotiation and manage mood/emotion accordingly.
  • Apply strategies for conflict management, managing different levels of conflict and utilizing components of a conflict resolution strategy.
  • Improve negotiation communication.
  • Recognize three major sources of power that exist: information and expertise, control over resources, and one’s position in an organization or network.

What is the schedule?

Day

Time

Class

1

10:30AM – 4:00PM

Professional Communications

2

10:30AM – 4:00PM

Foundations of Data Science and Analytics

3

10:30AM – 4:00PM

Organizational Leadership and Decision Making

4

10:30AM – 4:00PM

Advanced Scheduling and Control

Who Should Attend?

The participants should have an Engineering degree and at least 5-7 years of experience in technology industry. The participant should be passionate about solution engineering, system design and effective communication. This course is also recommended for Development/Test Leads to contribute at a higher level in their technical projects.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive certificate as well as a chance to get in the TPM Masters boot camp, which builds on top of this TPM foundation knowledge.

Hope to see you building your career one brick at a time!

 Education Team, NWITP

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