Project Management


At the end of the course, students should be able to apply a solid project management methodology from project initiation to project closure. Topics covered include the key project management processes with a particular focus on their practical challenges. Case studies will be used throughout the course, allowing students to apply the acquired knowledge.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paulo Faroleiro


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Teaching language




Text Books

  • Kerzner, H.: Project Management - A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling - 11th edition (2014): Wiley
  • Turner, J. Rodney: The Handbook of Project-Based Management - 3rd Edition (2008): McGraw-Hill

  • Kerzner, H.: Project Management - Case Studies - 4th Edition (2014): John Wiley & Sons, Inc
  • 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.
    • Topics will be presented using a variety of approaches; including lectures, case study analysis and presentation, and class discussion of assigned readings.
    • Practical exercises are focused on project plan preparation, based on case studies.
    • After each programed delivery, each group does a brief presentation, receiving later a delivery feedback

    Evaluation method

    The final grade will be determined by the performance in the following areas:

  • I. Final exam (30% of the final grade);

  • II. Participation (10% of the final grade);

  • III. Group assignments (30% of the final grade);

  • a. Case document (20%)

  • b. Case presentation (10%)

  • Project (30% of the final grade)
  • Subject matter

    The curricular unit is organized in 6 Learning Units (LU):
    •    Information on Projects
    o    Project, Project Management, Programme and portfolio concepts
    o    Projects and organizational changes implementation
    o    Project life cycle
    o    Project start-up, control and closure
    o    Agile Project Management Approaches
    •    Scope management
    •    Time management
    •    Organization and communication management
    •    Cost Management
    •    Risk management