1 – to understand and distinguish the external context of the company;
2 – to identify and apply techniques to create and develop organizational projects;
3 – to evaluate and select between alternative projects taking into account its investment, and expected inputs and outputs;
4 – to combine operational and strategic decisions according to corporate goals.
1 – Fundamentals of organizational strategy.
2 – Projects in the internal context
3 – Projects in the external context: Porter, PEST, Diamond, SWOT. Balanced Scorecard
4 – The Investment. The NPV, IRR, PBP.
5 – Nonnumeric methods. Evaluation grids.
6 – Incorporation of additional potential in the project.
1. Describe and explain the different tools and project management information systems;
2. Define and explain the various approaches to the implementation of tools and project management information systems;
3. Analyze and implement tools and project management information systems.
1. What are the tools and project management information systems
2. Main concepts and approaches
3. Project life cycle and information systems
4. Strategies and implementation of tools and project management information systems
1 Know the main activities of the project (expected time, budgets and managing project risks);
2 Identify tools such as PERT charts / CPM and Gantt, timing and sequencing techniques, optimization of schedules and consolidating negotiation with stakeholders;
3 Calculate the costs of individual activities, budgeting of direct and indirect costs;
4 Create the project budget and cost baselines;
5. Categorize risk perception techniques of environmental, organizational and project as well as the tools to analyze, resolve, enhance, reduce or explore the risks and opportunities;
6 Choose the monitoring and control of risks tools such as Earned Value Management;
1 Time and Cost:
1.1. Management framework: scope definition – Product Breakdown Structure.
The transformation of the scope of the design and structure of work to develop concrete activities – Work Breakdown Structure.
1.2. Estimation techniques and time period. Constraints.
1.3. The definition of the necessary resources.
1.4. The technicality and the need for validation of the estimates.
1.5. Aggregation techniques cost. The cost estimate
1.6. Forecasting techniques deadlines. Expected time.
1.7. The creation of baselines.
1.8. The management of project execution: processes and techniques of control of scope, time and cost.
1.9. The registration of time and cost.
1.10. The extraction of information on deviations.
1.11. The monitoring and control of time.
1.12. Budget execution.
1.13. Change management.
1.14. The closure of the project.
2.1. Definitions and risk characteristics.
2.2. The identification of risks.
2.3. Project risks: opportunity and threats.
Describe and explain project management context;
Define and explain the key approaches, methodologies, tools, processes and stages of a project;
Describe and analyze the main activities and processes related to project management;
Outline and analyze project management documents.
What is project management.
Main concepts and approaches.
Life cycle and organizational context.
Main knowledge areas and stages. Documentation and organization.
Closure of the project.
1. To know the various components of a project plan
2. Distinguish and categorize the different plans and their role in the integrated plan
3. To evaluate the final outcome of the plan
1. The integrated project plan
2. Information on requirements, stakeholders, scope, time and cost
3. The various plans and their integration: Human Resources, Procurement, Communications, Quality and Risk
4. The document Integrated Project Management Plan
1. To know the necessity to align quality criteria with project requirements
2. Organize alignment according to key stakeholder needs
3. Structure the documentation, the definition of requirements and products / services, the results to be achieved.
4. Identify the tools and methodologies for structuring;
5. Evaluate alternative strategies to respond to stakeholder requirements
6. Distinguish tools of analysis and understanding of project scope
7. Implement project quality and performance assurance criteria
1. 21st Century Project Management Context: implications for Stakeholder Management, Requirements, Quality and Scope.
2.1. Project Scope Statement
2.2 Scope Management Plan
2.3 WBS (and Dictionary)
3.1 Stakeholder Management Plan
3.2 Stakeholders Register
4.1 Quality Management Plan
4.2 Project Quality Control and Metrics
5.1 Requirements List
5.2 Requirements Traceability Matrix
1. To know methods and techniques of literature search;
2. To know and correctly apply the standards for reporting / projects;
3. To know and develop qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques.
1. Design Research
2. Qualitative Methodologies
3. Quantitative Methodologies
4. Action Research
5. Mixed Methodologies
1. Recognize the importance of integrating social responsibility in the organizations activities
2. Recognize the importance of ethics in project management
3. Solve problems based on the PMI code of ethics and professional conduct
1. Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR management tools
2. Ethics in project management
3. PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
3.3. Aspirational and mandatory conduct
3.4. Responsibilities of the professional
1. Provide contact with the tools and techniques that allow direct and manage the development of the project work.
2. Show how to manage processes and deliverables in a quality perspective.
3. To make known the management activities that provide the acquiring, development and management of the project teams.
4. Demonstrate the need to communicate and manage stakeholders.
5. Understand how to control subcontractors and contracts.
6. Recognize ways to implement risk responses.
7. Knowing ways to manage organizational and project knowledge.
8. Project Closing
1. Direct and manage the project work
2. Quality Management
3. Acquisition of Resources
4. Team development
5. Team management
6. Communications management
7. Responses to risks
8. Communications management
10. Stakeholder expectations management
11. Knowledge management
12. Project Closure
1. Identify and acknowledge the importance of communication and leadership in project management
2. Apply communication and negotiation techniques
3. Define the main project management resources
4. Identify the main elements for the recruitment process and selection of team members
5. Recognize the elements to consider for good team management and effort-orientation
6. Apply techniques and tools for the management of supplies and contracts
7. Integration of project resources and post-project
2. Leadership and management
3. Leadership and change
4. The leader, Styles, Motivation and Communication
5. Leadership in project management
6. Human Resources Management
7. Procurement Management
8. Closure of the project and the post-project of the resources
1. Distinguish methodology from practices and guides
2. Know the most relevant project management methodologies
3. Know the most relevant project management systems
4. Apply the Project Management, Program Management and Portfolio Management guides
5. Know systems for evaluating the maturity of projects.
6. Understand the dynamics of permanent change
1. Evolution of methodologies for management and project
2. Main methods for organizing projects
3. Program management
4. Portfolios management
5. Project management
6. The business organization by projects
8. Organizational facilitators
9. Maturity assessment models
10. Application and management practices
11. Change Management
OB1. Provide contact with the tools and techniques that allow monitoring and controlling the development of the project work.
OB2. Show how to introduce changes to the project and how to manage the change.
OB3. Inform about the management activities that provide the validation of results and deliverables.
OB4. Demonstrate the operation of the Earned Value Management (EVM) technique.
OB5. Understand how to control the main aspects of the project.
OB6. Know the systems that may be used for monitoring risks, stakeholders and communications.
2. Validation and controlling the scope
3. Control schedule
4. Control costs
5. Control quality
6. Control of material resources and equipment
7. Monitoring and control of human resources
8. Monitoring of communications
9. Risk monitoring
10. Control of acquisitions
11. Control of sub-contracts
12. Stakeholder monitoring
13. Project change management
14. Change Management
15. Monitoring and control tools
16. Integration and management of monitoring and control processes
1 – To know marketing research techniques;
2 – To understand and apply evaluation techniques of marketing research to determine market opportunities;
3 – To characterize and evaluate the business in all its components: products, services and other influences in the stakeholders;
4 – To analyze and develop the business case of the project.
1- Business Model Canvas
2- Marketing research.
3- Data collection: quantitative and qualitative techniques.
4- Marketing Mix.
5- Consumer behavior.
6- Organizational Strategy
1 – To apply transversal and interdisciplinar knowledge.
2 – To develop a scientific text.
3 – To develop a dissertation/project focused in obtaining the master degree.