Post Graduate Certificate in Technical Project Management

Leverage methodologies to lead and manage complex technical projects

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Course Dates

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March 28, 2023

Course Duration

DURATION

36 Weeks, Online
10-12 hours per week

Course Fee
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates with 7+ years of work experience as on February 9, 2023 are preferred

Application Details

program fee

US$3,500

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This program is open for enrollments for residents of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia only.

Industry Trends

36%

The South Asia region (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) is estimated to be the second largest PMOE workforce at 16.4 million by 2030, up 36% from 12.1 million in 2019.

SOURCE: PMI TALENT GAP 2021 REPORT

₹ 20,00,000

National average salary for Technical Project Managers in India.

SOURCE: GLASSDOOR

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Programme Highlights

Advance Your Career in Technical Project Management With MIT xPRO

Receive the prestigious, globally-recognised MIT xPRO certificate

Gain insight and expertise from MIT faculty, industry experts and leaders

Gain insight and expertise from MIT faculty, industry experts and leaders

Learn through practical demonstrations, discussions and interactive activities

Learn through practical demonstrations, discussions and interactive activities

Explore industry case studies for insights into global technical project management best practices

Explore industry case studies for insights into global technical project management best practices

Build a capstone for your organisation's projects

Benefit from the mentorship and feedback from the faculty on making one of the top capstone projects

Receive one-on-one career support from Emeritus

Receive one-on-one career support from Emeritus

Who Is This Program for?

This programme is best suited for senior and mid-senior professionals who aim to integrate their knowledge and experience with globally-relevant technological advancement. The course curriculum is designed for:

Senior Professionals
Senior managers, directors and executive directors with 15-25 years of experience in project management in the IT products/services, operations, consulting, BFSI and engineering sectors. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in project planning and operations management and learn the global best practices from experienced faculty, industry leaders and real-life case studies of some of the most successful companies.

Mid-Senior Professionals
Professionals in the 11-15 years of experience bracket in IT, BFSI, consulting and supply chain who want to boost their career with the MIT project management certificate, learn global technology tools and learn from the case studies of successful Indian companies.

Program Overview

Tech has become an indisputable and indispensable part of our lives. However, it can never completely replace the importance of human interactions. As organisations move ahead, there is a growing need for bridging the gap between technological advancements and human experiences. Hence, technical project managers are amongst the most sought-after professionals in current times.

Keeping these gaps in mind, MIT xPRO’s Post Graduate Certificate in Technical Project Management would prepare you with a thorough understanding of project management principles and practical techniques through a technical lens. This programme will provide an in-depth understanding of all the required skills, including organisation, leadership, big-picture thinking, communication and budgeting, along with skills specific to IT projects, including knowledge of hardware and software installation, experience with the rollout and maintenance of websites, familiarity with relevant technology, and equal fluency with digital, process and interpersonal problem-solving. Experienced MIT faculty would guide you in your journey with regular assignments, discussions and interactive activities, demonstrations of advanced project management methods and a capstone project.

This is your opportunity to transition from a project manager to a business leader. Get started!

Industry Examples

Throughout the program, you will explore case studies, such as an agile medical device development project as well as PM methodologies applied to projects from the following organizations:

Pratt & Whitney

NASA

JLL

GM

Intel

Danaher

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

U.S. Navy

MIT City Car

Swisscom

Note: All brand, product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.
Use of them does not imply any affliation with, endorsement by, or association of any kind between them and programme owners.

Tools and Resources in the Program

The methodologies, platforms, and techniques presented in this program prepare you to manage complex technical projects. But what makes this program essential in today's project economy is that it equips you to take on nondevelopment projects in the tech space, such as military or infrastructure projects or hardware projects in the aerospace, medical device, or automobile industries. The program is industry agnostic, but you will learn how to shape high-performance projects using the following methods, in their pure forms and in hybrid modeling:

  • Flow
  • Set-based
  • Critical path
  • Agile
  • Spiral
  • Performance evaluation review technique (PERT)
  • Waterfall
  • Agent-based
  • Critical chain
  • Scaled agile
  • Dependency structure modeling (DSM)

Assignments and Projects

Assignments

Assignments

Apply project management methods and concepts from each module.

Discussions and Interactive Activities

Discussions and Interactive Activities

Participate in polls and try-it activities, connect new methods to your own work experience, and debate PM concepts and methods with your learning peers across the globe.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

Follow video instruction for advanced PM methods, such as dependency structure modeling (DSM) and agent-based modeling.

Program Curriculum

This course is designed to deliver best-in-class specialized skills for technical project management focused not solely on agile for software development but on a range of practical project management skills applicable in a non-software environment. Your high-level learning outcomes for this program include:

  • Identifying the foundational principles of teamwork and performance in technical projects
  • Facilitating high performance across various project standards, methods, concepts, and architectures (such as agile, stage-gate, waterfall, flow, spiral, and set-based)
  • Evaluating charters, creating plans, establishing teams, supporting ongoing progress, handling changes and risks, and promoting and adapting to a high-performance culture
  • Understanding the agile approach to project management and execution
  • Employing advanced project management methods for planning, control, and adaptation
  • Leading teams and designing projects for high performance
Orientation

The first module is an orientation module. You will have access to the learning platform from the program start date. There is no teaching, but you can get comfortable navigating the site. Note: All teaching in this program is prerecorded.
  • Key Takeaways

    • Identify the fundamental principles of the project management profession applicable to complex, advanced technical projects
    • Effectively participate in projects of different styles, standards, concepts, and methods, including stage-gate, spiral, and agile
    • Explore the role of the PM, including budgets, schedules, resources, ability to respond to change, flexibility, assets, and artifacts

    Module 1: The Origins of Projects



    Module 2: Establishing Project Teams and Plans



    Module 3: Project Planning – Scope, Resources, and Schedule

    Module 4: Project Planning – Dependencies and Roles



    Module 5: Project Forecasting



    Module 6: Project Control and Adaptation

    Note: Break weeks are included to cover project assignment work and prepare for the upcoming module.

  • Key Takeaways

    • Understand the agile approach to project management and execution
    • Identify the key roles of a scrum master and product owner
    • Explore key events and processes: backlog planning, daily meetings, demonstrations and reviews, and retrospectives
    • Be prepared to participate in and lead agile projects and teams
    • Learn about agile tools and strategies and learn how and when to use agile techniques in the real world
    • Determine which agile techniques to apply, integrate, and use – and why

    Module 7: Introduction to Agile



    Module 8: Agile Project Management Method



    Module 9: Product Owner and Backlog Planning

    Module 10: Scrum Master and Sprint Planning



    Module 11: Sprint Review and Retrospective



    Module 12: Agile Project Leadership

  • Key Takeaways

    • Analyze and mitigate the impact of risk on project outcomes
    • Explore the sociotechnical nature of complex projects using agent-based modeling techniques
    • Create a dependency structure matrix to address the challenges of complex projects
    • Examine the critical chain method for better project management
    • Evaluate methods for implementing scaled agile in an organization
    • Identify the key attributes and abilities of a project leader
    • Understand uncertainty, the value of discovery, and how to achieve performance when planning isn’t possible

    Module 13: Uncertainty and Risk Methods



    Module 14: Agent-Based Modeling



    Module 15: Dependency Structure Modeling (DSM)

    Module 16: Project Control Using Critical Chain



    Module 17: Scaled Agile



    Module 18: Your Role as a Project Leader

Experiential Projects

Throughout this program, you will create three separate projects: two mini capstones and a final capstone project. The mini capstone projects are designed to help you apply the concepts covered in each of the first two sections of the course. The final capstone project will help you bring it all together to create a larger project that you can add to your professional portfolio.

Section 1: Mini Capstone Project

To demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts covered in Modules 1 through 6, you will create and present a project plan.

Section 2: Mini Capstone Project

To demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts covered in Modules 7 through 12, you will create an agile plan for your own organization.



Final Capstone Project

For your final capstone project, you will be applying one or more of the tools from the three-course sequence to a project of your choice to add to your professional portfolio.

Programme Certificate

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Programme Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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Program Faculty

STEVEN D. EPPINGER

General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor, Professor of Management Science and Innovation

Steven Eppinger is Professor of Management Science and Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management where he holds the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Chair. Prof. Eppinger teaches interdisciplinary courses at both the master’s and executive levels in product design and innovation, engineering project management, and digital product management... More info

Faculty Member BRYAN R. MOSER

BRYAN R. MOSER

Academic Director and Senior Lecturer, System Design and Management

Bryan’s work, teaching, and research focus on engineering teamwork for complex systems and model-based methods to improve the performance of teams. He oversees the education and research for the SDM degree offered jointly by MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. He is the lead instructor for the SDM core curriculum that integrates system architecture, systems engineering, and project management... More info

Guest Speakers

Adèle Cadario

Coolblue | Operations Improver, Solar and EV Charging Stations

Andrew Tsang

Boston Dynamics | Technical Project Manager

Cheryl Campbell

Pacific Gas & Electric | Independent Director

Courtney Morato

Nike | Sr. Technical Project Manager

Davide Lasi

TMT International Observatory | Project Manager, Cross-Functional Teams

Faculty Member Emma Booth

Emma Booth

Amgen | Executive Director Global Business Process and Insights Lead, R&D Strategy and Operations

Joan Wills

Cummins Inc. | Executive Director

Karthik Rajasekaran

Heliogen | Simulation and Optimization Engineer

Lisa Cratty

Siemens | Senior Vice President, Head of Product Engineering

Lt. Col. Max Reele

Kessel Run | Deputy Commander

Pradeep Fernando

Swisscom | Vice President of Product Management, Data Analytics, and AI

Richard Cheng

NextUp Solutions | Vice President of Agile Training, Chief Product Owner

Ron Rosenthal

OpenTechWorks Inc. | CEO

Sal Amarasinghe

Tile | Principal Product Manager, Hardware

Faculty Member Tetsuya Toma, Ph.D.

Tetsuya Toma, Ph.D.

Keio University | Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management

Financing Options* Starting at INR 7,215/ Month.

Option 1

Program Fee: INR 3,09,750
Maximum Loan Amount: INR 3,09,750
Tenure (months): 12
EMI/ month: INR 25,813

Option 2

Program Fee: INR 3,09,750
Maximum Loan Amount: INR 3,09,750
Tenure (months): 36
EMI/ month: INR 10,863

Option 3

Program Fee: INR 3,09,750
Maximum Loan Amount: INR 3,09,750
Tenure (months): 60
EMI/ month: INR 7,215

Also available in 12/ 18/ 24 months EMI plans.


Note:
The above EMI's are indicative and figures in INR are approx.
The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
Our Programme Advisors will help you with information on how to avail a loan from our loan providers.
*Applicable only for Indian residents.

Emeritus Career Services*

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    • Navigating Job Search
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  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
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