A community-oriented approach class focused on building marketable skills primarily for minorities and/or women interested in the fields of Business Systems Analysis, Product Analysis, Process Engineering, Product Management, Requirements Engineering, Systems Analyst and User Experience Research.
Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in Product Analysis, Process Engineering, Product Management, Requirements Engineering, Systems Analyst and User Experience Research roles. Applicants must meet one or more of the following:
There is no fee to apply. Applications are reviewed within 72 hours of submission. Once accepted, starting, a $129 tuition fee will be required to cover the program's software cost.
We look forward to you being a part of our next cohort.
March class begins March 22, 2021 - April 16, 2021
Deadline: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
TIME COMMITMENT: 2 Hours
Students are required to complete the program virtually within 30 days in order to be considered for potential opportunities.
Classes are 1.25 hours each weekday for a total of 20 days per month (25 hours).
Homework assignments are approximately one (1) hour per assignment.
In addition, students are required to participate in at least four (4) community areas of interest.
TIME COMMITMENT: 56 Hours
The Qualified Academy will prepare each candidate for a potential job opportunity.
Students will practice interview preparation and mock interviews.
We assist students with job opportunities for
Product Analysis, Process Engineering, Product Management, Requirements Engineering, Systems Analyst, and User Experience Research roles.
TIME COMMITMENT: 2.5 Hours
Overview of Art in Software Product Engineering (Understanding the Inspiration Phase)
An overview of how art impacts software engineering. How creativity is extremely important! Text and visual arts combined to deliver and illuminate messaging through out the software application process.
Project and Software Development Life-Cycle (Planning Phases of Art)
Students will learn the fundamentals of the distinction between the project management life cycle and the software development life cycle. The course will include real world experience and exercises.
Software Product Requirements Elicitation (Creation Phase)
During the master class, students will perform exercises and role play eliciting requirements from stakeholders and end users.
Software Product Analysis (Creation and Incubation Phases)
Students will participate in hands-on activities to begin the analysis process based on Orca Intelligence's methodologies and experience. We will review and perform exercises using methods such as CRUD (CREATE, READ, UPDATE, DELETE). We will use the Orca Intelligence application, Episteme, and other tools to manage requirements.
Software Product Design (Creation and Illumination Phases)
Students will go through the process of transforming the information captured during the analysis in order to design a system that best fits the needs of the end user. This segment will include data integration diagrams, process and workflow design basics, logical database design, and wire-frame design.
Team Collaboration (Software Development as a Collaborative Art Form)
Students will work in a collaborative environment in order to complete assignments and simulate an actual software development project.
Develop a Working Application (Elaboration and Implementation)
The final project will be a working software based on the evolution of the work the students develop.
Community Areas of Interest
Every professional requires a community to help support their career. Through The Qualified Academy, students will be assessed and can voluntarily engage and learn from a team of pre-selected Academy organizations called the POD (Professional Organizations for Diversity).
The Qualified Academy's approach to learning is through education and community to advance the fundamental skill sets of women of color. As a result, we require each student to participate in four (4) recommended community areas of interest from our Professional Organizations for Diversity (POD) members. Participation requires a 15 minute consultation with a member, 20 minute group session, or watching a 10 minute video. The areas of interest include:
The Academy will provide each student with over 10 job opportunities to review.
The students' resumes will be reviewed for alignment with the desired career opportunity. In addition, each student will go through a mock interview to prepare and research organizations.
Students will be prepared to ask and respond to questions with confidence and clarity. Based on the results of their interview, students will have the opportunity to be placed with Orca Intelligence or with another organization as an intern, consultant, or employee.
After completing the Academy, graduates will be given access to online mentoring resources and knowledge base.