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Tech Project Management Boot Camp in Houston, Texas
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, Rice University 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 Rice University 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.
Is a Project Manager Boot Camp Right for You?
Rice University 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 the Tech Project Management Boot Camp
- Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
- Interview and Application. A member of the admissions team will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
- Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
- Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the boot camp, you will determine which financing option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you do not need to be a Rice University student to enroll in Rice University Tech Project Management Boot Camp. This program is offered through Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
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 program is part-time. You can complete it in 18 weeks.
Part-Time Boot Camp Schedule
- 18-week program
- Classes held three weekdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
- Coding Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 11/14/22
- Data Analytics Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 12/05/22
- Cybersecurity Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 10/31/22
- FinTech Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 11/29/22
- UX/UI Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 10/31/22
- Digital Marketing Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 11/14/22
- Tech Project Mgmt Boot Camp:
- Part-Time 10/17/22
The Market for Project Managers in Houston, Texas
Technology is the lifeblood of countless industries today, and project management professionals are responsible for shepherding that technology from vision to implementation. It’s certainly not surprising that, with a projected 37,500 open jobs annually in the U.S., this field is an excellent career choice!
Project management jobs are projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030 (double the average growth rate expected for all occupations combined) according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And, according to the BLS, Texas ranks second in the nation in terms of project management employment.
More specifically, the BLS ranks Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, in the top ten metropolitan areas with the highest employment levels in project management, with professionals in the Houston Metro Area earning salaries ranging from $56,790 to $104,410. As with most technical roles, individual salary depends on a number of factors including years of experience, knowledge of in-demand skills, location, company size, and industry. That said, the mean annual salary for project managers in the Houston Metro Area is $90,660, exceeding the national mean wage of $84,290.
What’s really exciting about project management, aside from it being a high-demand and lucrative career, is that the specialization opportunities are boundless. You may choose to work in such industries as information services, finance and insurance, manufacturing, or healthcare. Or, perhaps you’d like to experience a variety of industries and work for a management services provider who assigns project managers across a variety of clients. The choice is yours — you can shape your future in a way that works best with your life while exploring your interests. It’s time to get started on your future today!