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Information Systems Project Management 2017/2018

  • 4 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

Describe the importance of project management in organizations change strategy
List and describe the processes of project management
Apply the processes of project management to the project area of IS / IT
Apply the techniques associated with project management
Apply in an integrated way the acquired knowledge to
solve a particular problem (reason of the project) , Demonstrate creativity, critical capacity and oral
communication

Recommended Prerequisites

Development of Information Systems

Teaching Metodology

Lectures, problem solving and project methodology with tutorials.

Body of Work

1.Project Management
Project definition and characteristics
Nature of change projects
Triangle success criteria
Critical success factors of projects / IT
Impact of projects in organizations and key actors involved
Knowledge Areas of Project Management
2. Model of Project Management
Major processes
Process of project initiation
Detailed planning
Execution and Control
Process of project completion
3. Risk Management
Identification of risks
Assessing the risks
Planning risk
4. Quality Management
Quality costs
Quality Criteria
Metrics
Configuration Management
5. Managing Project Communications

Recommended Bibliography

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Weekly Planning

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Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The initial program content, Project Management, will allow students to become able to know the importance of
project management in organizations change strategy. The following paragraphs (2-5) of the syllabus will allow
students to be able to list and describe the processes of project management and use techniques associated
with project management. Finally the project, carried out in the workplace, on the one hand allow students to
use the techniques of project management, applying the processes of project management to the project area
of IS / IT, the other hand, to solve a particular problem (reason of the project) applying, in an integrated and
creative way, the acquired knowledge.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The lectures will allow students to recognize the importance of project management in organizations change
strategy and identify and describe the processes of project management. The resolution of exercises
complemented with the project methodology will allow students to use the techniques associated with project
management. Finally the project methodology will allow students to use the techniques of project management,
applying the processes of project management to the project area of IS / IT, apply in an integrated and creative
way, the knowledge gained. The presentation of the project will contribute to the development of oral
communication skills.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Foreign language proficiency  
Research skillsYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYes 
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