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Project Management Boot Camp in Denver, Colorado
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, University of Denver 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 University of Denver 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
- 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.
Considering a career in tech project management? Explore University of Denver Technology Project Management Boot Camp to learn more about how this program can help you get to the next step.
Is a Project Manager Boot Camp Right for You?
University of Denver 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 and document business requirements from stakeholders to create a use case activity that will support the four levels in the software 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 University of Denver’s Technology Project Management Boot Camp
- Form Submission. Fill out our program interest form 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 program 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 program and able to move forward with the enrollment process.
- Financial Options, Deposit, and Enrollment Agreement. After acceptance into the program, you will connect with admissions to discuss which financial option works best for you. Once you’ve approved your desired payment method, the last step to finalize your enrollment is to pay your deposit and review and sign your enrollment agreement.
Start Your Journey. That’s it! You’re now ready to begin your program pre-work and prepare to start the boot camp.
The Market for Project Managers in Denver, Colorado
Do you love technology and have strong organizational skills? If so, then you may have what it takes to become a technology project manager. The project management field is exploding — globally, over 2.2 million new project management roles are anticipated each year through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition, CareerOneStop anticipates tech project management job growth in the U.S. at a rate of 9 percent annually through 2030.
Interestingly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranks Colorado as second in the nation in terms of states with the highest concentration of project management jobs. In the Denver area, annual tech project management salaries can range from $82,540 to $141,100 according to CareerOneStop. As you would expect, salary depends on a number of factors including years of experience, knowledge of in-demand skills, location, company size, and industry. That said, the median annual salary for tech project managers in the Denver area is $109,140, whereas the national median is $92,870.
Beyond a promising salary, aspiring tech project managers have an equally promising future in Denver, with leading companies such as Lockheed Martin, Kforce, Deloitte, and Nestle actively hiring for open positions that require the skills technical project managers possess. Such educational institutions as Colorado State University are also seeking tech project management professionals as well.
If you’re interested in learning what it takes to be an in-demand tech project management professional, University of Denver Technology Project Management Boot Camp can help you gain the relevant skills you need to succeed in this field. Explore our curriculum and start preparing for your future today!