Project Management


1. Understand the differences of projects, operations and products concepts
2. Structure project management concepts, with focus on Organizations´ business
3. Use distinct project life cycle models, recognizing their advantages and disadvantages
4. Use scope planning and control processes, methods and techniques
5. Use project activities planning and control processes, methods and techniques
6. Use project organization and responsibilities planning processes, methods and techniques
7. Develop the project communication plan
8. Identify the project cost types and be able to structure the costs (CBS) and control project´s performance (EVA)
9. Apply quality, quality assurance and quality control concepts in project management context
10. Apply risk identification, risk assessment and risk treatment processes, methods and techniques
11. Understand the main aspects of project team management.

General characterization





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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

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Teaching language




Cadle, James & Yeates, Donald (2008) Project Management for Information Systems. Fifth Edition, Perarson Education. UK.
Turner, J. Rodney (2008) The handbook of projectbased management: Leading Strategic Change in Organizations. Third edition. London, McGrawHill.
ISO 21500:2012 Guidance on project management Class slides, business case and practical exercises.

Teaching method

The curricular unit is based on lectures, complemented by practical exercises. Lectures include the presentation and discussion of project management concepts, processes, methods and techniques.
Practical exercises are focused on project plan preparation, based on a case study given to students. After delivery, a formal discussion with each group is scheduled.

Evaluation method

Grades are composed by 2 evaluation tests and 1 practice applicationTheory Grade = Round (0,5 - test1 + 0,5 - test2), with a minimum grade of 9,5Application group exercise, with a minimum grade of 9,5Group evaluation is defined based on the practical exercises and the final discussion.Final Grade = Round ( 0,5 -Theory + 0,5 - Application exercise)

Subject matter

The curricular unit is organized in 8 Learning Units (LU):
UA1. Information projects
1 Project, Project Management, Programme and portfolio concepts
2 Projects and organizational changes implementation
3. Project life cycles
3 Project startup,
control and closure
UA2. Scope management
UA3. Time management
UA4. Organization and communication management
UA5. Cost Management
UA6. Quality management
UA7. Risk management
UA8. Project team management


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