Business Operations

Project Management Support

Year Up's Project Management Support specialty trains towards foundational skills in business and project management. Students learn the basics of business including business functions, tools and processes; project management concepts, techniques and roles, and the use of frameworks and processes including building project charters, work breakdown structures, project scheduling, project budgeting, building marketing plans, HR management plans, risk management plans, and doing stakeholder analysis, competitor analysis, and projected revenue analysis with the help of tools such as Microsoft Project and Excel.

Industry Training Focus Areas

  • Business Foundations & Navigation
  • Team-Based Project Coordination
  • Data Management, Analysis & Reporting
  • Year Up’s Essential Skills Training

Industry Skills Development at a Glance: You'll Learn How To...

  • Utilize key tools (Gantt charts, Microsoft Project) and methodologies (Agile, Scrum)
  • Manage a project by using common methods and concepts
  • Plan projects by using strategies: develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) and timeline, calculate task estimates, manage task dependencies, track progress, identify/manage risks, and define/measure goals
  • Execute a project by using communication artifacts and tools: project plan, statement of work (SOW), status reports, meeting notes, etc.

Essential Skills Development: You'll Learn How To...

  • Communicate professionally in-person and over digital platforms by utilizing strategies, tools, and feedback to adapt to the environment
  • Participate in meetings by contributing to conversation and supporting with planning and follow up actions across a team
  • Navigate challenging situations by regulating reactions to display grit and maintaining a positive composure
  • Utilize common management, editing, and conference tools such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Zoom
  • Gather and analyze data to provide support to and generate ideas for a business
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth and maintain a well-formed resume

Training at Work: Typical Job Tasks

  • Help prepare project proposals, timeframes, schedules, and budgets
  • Act as key contact and communicate project status to participants, navigating dynamics between individual team members
  • Support Project Manager in the successful planning and execution of a project
  • Analyze and interpret data to make business-related inferences

Path to a Career: Training-Enabled Role Pathways

  • Project Support
  • Business Controls Specialist
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Operations Support

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