Information 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 processes, methods and techniques
5. Use project activities planning processes, methods and techniques
6. Use project organization and communication planning processes, methods and techniques
7. Identify the project cost types
8. Apply quality, quality assurance and quality control concepts in project management context
9. Apply risk identification, risk assessment and risk treatment processes, methods and techniques

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Alberto Nuno Lara Ponces de Carvalho


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English




- Cadle, James & Yeates, Donald (2008). Project Management for Information Systems. Fifth Edition, Perarson Education. UK.
- Turner, J. Rodney (2014). The handbook of project-based management: Leading Strategic Change in Organizations. Third edition. London, McGraw-Hill.
- ISO 21500:2012 Guidance on project management
- Class slides, business case and practical exercises requirements are made available on the internet course homepage.

Teaching method

The curricular unit is based on lectures, complemented by three deliveries of practical exercises. Lectures include the presentation and discussion of project management concepts, processes, methods and techniques.
Practical exercises are focused on a simple project plan preparation, based on a case study presented to the students and an activities and cost plan from an external project contractor. At the end of each of the two first deliveries, the students receive a feedback with the purpose of improving the quality of the final delivery.

Evaluation method

Written exam: a minimum score of 9.5 is required
Practical exercises: Evaluation based on last delivery.
Final classification = (0,7* exam score + 0,3 * practical score)

Subject matter

1. Information projects
- Project, Project Management, Programme and Portfolio concepts
- Projects, operations and project management
- Project purpose, context, principles, objectives and levels

2. Project definition and life cycle models

3. Scope management

4. Time management

5. Organization and co mmunication management

6. Cost Management

7. Quality and Risks management