Technology Program Management Series

“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:

  1. Foundation
  2. Professional
  3. Masters

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

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.

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

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