“TPM Boot Camp” series provides a set of skill required to become a seasoned Technical PM in high tech industry. The series consist of 3 separate classes:
It is advisable to follow these boot camps in sequence but can be completed separately. These classes are highly interactive and provide hands on exercises to develop key skills help you become a successful PM. Here is what’s covered in each of the classes:
Technical Program Management: Foundation
Innovation & Communication
- Understand longer terms vision, strategic bet made by the company
- Connect long term vision to your project in short/medium term
- Analyze best practices for running an effective meeting.
- Write with clarity, brevity and vigor.
- Strengthen self-awareness, assertiveness skills and listening skills to improve interpersonal, small group and public communication.
Project Leadership for Execution
- Practice and develop leadership skills essential in helping others realize their true potential
- Build trust with better leadership skills
- Develop coaching techniques
- Cross-group collaboration to achieve mutual success
Solution Design & Architecture
- Define the right problem
- Solution Design Workshop
- Enterprise Architecture to help solve long terms issues
- Build on prior investments with extendible solution architecting
Principles of Project Management
- Project Management 101
- Requirements Management
- Ship Successfully: Release Management
- Solution Life Cycle Management
Technical Program Management: Professional
- 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.
Data Based Decisions
- 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.
Technical Program Management: Professional: Masters