Project Management


This course is intent to be a cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of project management based on available global standards,  professional best practices and research knowledge about theories, methods and tools used to effectively start, organize, plan, control and close projects.  By the end of the course students should be able to:

- Understand and frame the project management in the organizations;
- Identify, characterize and frame several methodologies, methods, tools in the production environments;
- Understand how to manage critical variables, such as time and cost, and its impact on the scope and quality of projects;
- Develop and establish project management plan;
- Know and understand project management standards:
- Recognize professional certification processes and its importance.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Alexandra Maria Batista Ramos Tenera, António Carlos Bárbara Grilo


Weekly - 4

Total - 62

Teaching language



Is advised that students have some expertise in MSProject usage, Statistics, and Operations Research.


CoEPM(2018).  PM2 Project Management Methodology (Guide 3.0). Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2). ISBN 978-92-79-91829-2

PMI (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (6th ed.). Project Management Institute. ANSI/PMI 99-001-2017

PMI (2019). Benefits Realization Management: A practice guide. Project Management Institute. ISBN 978-1-62825- 480-8

PMI (2019). The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. Project Management Institute. ISBN-10: 162825565X

PMI (2020). The Standard for Earned Value Management. Project Management Institute. ISBN-10: 1628256389

Lewis, C. Chatfield, C. and Johnson, T. (2019). Microsoft Project 2019: Step by Step. Microsoft Press ISBN-13: 978-1509307425

Teaching method

Lectures are carried out combining tutorial classes and applied classes

Evaluation method

The course grading will be based on the following:

- Individual Evaluation: Exam (EX)

- Group Evaluation: Course workgroup Assignments (GAs) required to obtain course frequency

In order to obtain an UC approval, a minimum grade of 9.5 is required.

FINAL Grade (CF) = 0,5GAs (= average from (GA1,GA2,GA3) + 0,5Ex

with Individual Exam (EX) ≥ 9,5 if applied

if CF>= 17 /20 => Grade check required

Subject matter

1. Project Management frameworks: Key definitions and concepts; Success and failure main factors; Main project management standards; Ethics and professional responsibility; Professional certification systems

2. Project Initiation: Project creation, evaluation and strategic setting; Stakeholders Management, Project Selection Criteria and Prioritization Methods, Project charter creation

3. Project Planning: Scope and project requirements definition; Resource estimation and planning, WBS Construction, Time, cost and risk planning, 

4. Project scheduling, monitoring and control: scope, time and cost scheduling  and risk monitoring and control; 

5. Project performance evaluation and Project closure: Evaluation reports, collect, register and usage of lessons learned