Project Management

The Year Up Project Management Support training program focuses on developing a diverse set of skills in business foundations, project management, team-based coordination, and data management and analysis.

Explore below the roles that the graduates of this program are ready for and the competencies they have been trained in.

Role pathway for graduates of the Project Management program

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Graduates of the Year Up Project Management Support training program are prepared for roles encompassing administrative and functional project management support. Here’s an overview of their potential responsibilities:

  • Project Coordination Support:
    • Assisting Coordinator-level project personnel in various administrative tasks.
    • Maintaining calendars and schedules for the project and important tasks.
  • Project Planning and Management:
    • Involvement in planning stages of projects.
    • Delegating responsibilities, assigning budgets and schedules.
    • Overseeing meetings to ensure project completion within deadlines.
  • Reporting and Communication:
    • Creating reports and presentations for the project.
    • Acting as a liaison between project employees and external parties like executives and stakeholders.
  • Logistical and Administrative Tasks:
    • Organizing travel plans and scheduling meetings.
    • Filing expense reports and managing resource allocation across different departments.

Summary of the key competencies developed during the one-year training

Business Foundations & Navigation
  • Business Concepts Navigation: Understanding business terminology, functions, ethics, social responsibilities, and value addition.
  • Marketing Concepts Navigation: Comprehending the role of marketing in business, including promotion, selling, merchandising, distribution, and production.
  • Business Operations: Applying accounting and finance principles, identifying technology for business information management, and understanding human resource management and motivation.
Project Management Support
  • Requirements Gathering & Project Scoping: Capturing and validating business requirements to define project goals, outcomes, and scope.
  • Project Priority Evaluation: Using cost-benefit analysis and feasibility studies for project prioritization.
  • Project Management Concepts Navigation: Applying key project management concepts like integration, scope, time, cost, quality, and human resources.
  • Project Analysis & Execution: Using project management tools and concepts for task inspection, reporting, and progression.
  • Project Artifact Management: Developing and presenting clear and complete artifacts throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Project Management Applications: Utilizing tools like Microsoft Project to articulate project components and actions.
  • Agile Project Management: Applying agile methodology/SCRUM concepts and tools for project workflow execution.
Team-Based Project Coordination
  • Team Dynamics Navigation: Facilitating team meetings and documenting clear meeting notes.
  • Problem Analysis: Breaking down complex problems, identifying assumptions, and developing solutions.
  • Team-Based Project Execution: Collaborating in a team to execute a project plan.
  • Team Communications: Creating well-formatted business artifacts for team and stakeholder communication.
Data Management, Analysis & Reporting
  • Data Loading, Cleaning & Organizing: Using Excel for data preparation and organization.
  • Intermediate Data Analysis: Making business inferences from data using Excel tools like sorting, filtering, conditional formatting, formulas, charts, tables, VLOOKUPs, and PivotTables.
  • Data Reporting & Storytelling: Developing and presenting data-driven reports using visualization tools like Tableau, Power BI, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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