PMLA Graduates Its Sixth Cohort

August 9, 2023 – The Department of Technology’s Project Management Leadership Academy (PMLA), an intensive 10-week program designed to provide training in critical concepts needed by the state’s project management workforce, commenced its sixth cohort on July 20, 2023. This year’s group was especially diverse, with 22 students representing 19 unique departments.  

With nearly 100 attendees present, this year’s graduation was the first in three years to use a hybrid platform, with some guests attending in person and others remotely. Held at CDT’s Training and Education Center (TEC), the event included several guest speakers, including Liana Bailey-Crimmins, State Chief Information Officer and CDT Director, who provided congratulatory remarks. 

The PMLA is a unique offering that includes both formal training and a one-of-a-kind Project Management (PM) Experience component. Students are paired with a highly experienced project manager who meet weekly to provide tacit knowledge, attend meetings of interest, share resources and artifacts, and discuss best practices for success.  

This year’s course offerings included sessions on the state’s Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL), procurement, budget, and budget change proposal (BCP) processes as well as courses on conflict resolution, presentation skills, organizational change management, and Agile essentials. 

Congratulations to the sixth PMLA cohort graduates who are now better positioned to handle the state’s project management efforts and their unique challenges.