Electrical and Computers Project Management


The course will fundamentally address the main areas of activity of an electrotechnical engineer, with special emphasis on software and hardware management. However, all project management activity will be studied allowing students to participate in the management of professional business project by acquiring clear notions of strategy and business structure, communication in project teams and collaboration tools, project life cycle, software management systems, asset management systems, cost accounting tools and activities and customer relationship management tools.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Rui Alexandre Nunes Neves da Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - 56

Teaching language





Managing People and Organizations in Changing Contexts, by Graeme Martin
ISBN 9780750680004

The Project Management Life Cycle: A Complete Step-by-step Methodology for Initiating, Planning, Executing & Closing a Project Successfully
By Jason Westland
ISBN-13: 978-0749449377

Software Management
By Donald J. Reiffer
ISBN-13: 978-0-471-77562-1

ITIL Practitioner Guidance
ISBN 9780113314874

Applied Software Project Management
Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene
ISBN 0-596-00948-8

Teaching method

Teaching will have two main components: the theoretical (T) classes where the basic concepts will be presented and the practical (PL) classes where students will have contact with project management tools. T classes will be used for the exposition of the concepts always illustrated with practical problems that the students solve conceptually during the sessions. In the PL classes several project management tools will be presented together with concrete problems
that the students, organized in groups of three, should solve.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will have two components: T and PL. The T evaluation will be based on two tests (one in the middle of the academic period and the other at the end) or a theoretical examination.
The PL evaluation will be based on a project developed by the students in groups of three during the PL classes and complemented with activity outside the PL classes. This project will be presented to the classmates and discussed with the teacher(s).

Subject matter

The organizational context: strategy, structure, and human resources
Communication on project management – team collaboration tools
Project selection and portfolio management
The Project Management Life Cycle; defining, planning, executing and delivering
Software management tools
Management information systems
Information Technology Infrastructure Library basic concepts
Asset management tools
Project accounting tools
Customer relationship management and help desk software systems
Contemporary Project Management tools


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