Information Systems Project Management


Know the concepts, methods and techniques of managing an information system project

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria do Rosário Gomes Osório Bernardo Ponces de Carvalho


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

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


Not Aplicable


Gestão de Projetos - As práticas no contexto organizacional: Carvalho, Nuno Ponces de; Bernardo, Maria do Rosário 2020 Edições Sílabo, 

Cadle, James & Yeates, Donald (2008). Project Management for Information Systems. Fifth Edition, Perarson Education. UK.;

Turner, J. Rodney (2008). The handbook of project-based management: Leading Strategic Change in Organizations. Third edition. London, McGraw-Hill.;

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 individual evaluation tests and one project (application group practice application)
Theory Grade = Round (0,5 * test 1 + 0,5 * test2), with a minimum grade of 9,5 (minimum grade of 8 in each test)
Application group exercise, with a minimum grade of 9,5
Group 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 start-up, 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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