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Business Project Management 2017/2018

  • 4 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment


Identify opportunities for IS in the organizations.
Analyze the business requirements of an organization.
Learning to draw business process-oriented BPM technologies (workflow) using the standard BPMN (Business
Process Modelling Notation).
Known and use tools to model, integrate and monitoring processes
Enumerating the advantages of using IS architectures.

Recommended Prerequisites


Teaching Metodology

Collaborative Learning Method
Project Based Learning
Problem Based Learning Method and exercises

Body of Work

1 - Business Processes
types of processes
examples of business processes
Classification of organizational processes (APQC / Porter)
Sight of business processes
Functional Analysis vs. process approach
Business Process Management
. Improvement Process
. Business Processes Modeling
2.Business Process Management (BPM)
. Generalities BPM
. Benefits and business impact with BPM
. BPMN - basic concepts, process structure
. Diagram processes
. Basic Elements of a Business Process Diagram BPD
. BPMN Figures
. Repetitive activities
. Gateways
. Events
. basics
. principal features
. modeling and design process
. automation process
4. IS Architectures:
. Different architectures: concept.
.Advantages/ Disadvantages of IS architectures

Recommended Bibliography

Rascão, José. Sistemas de Informação para as Organizações, Edições Sílabo, 2ª edição, 2004.
Amaral, Luís e outros, Sistemas de Informação Organizacionais, Edições Sílabo, 2005.
Fischer, Layna. BPM Excellence In Practice 2008: Using Bpm For Competitive Advantage, 2008.
.Zachman, John. The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture : A Primer on Enterprise Engineering and
Manufacturing, 2002.
The Open Group. TOGAF Version 9, Van Haren Publishing, 2009

Weekly Planning

1 Presentation
2 Organization
3 Business Process
3 Writing test
4 Business Process Notation
5 Business Process Notation
6 Business Process Modelling
7 Business Process Modelling
7 Bizagi
8 Bizagi
9 Bizagi
10 Bizagi
11 Bizagi
12 IS Architecture
13 IS Architecture
13 Final Test
14 Presentation of Bizagi Project
15 Evaluation/conclusion

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

The syllabus lected allow students to acquire relevant knowledge in the area of modeling business processes,
management and improvement of processes and their implementation in BizAgi. The approach to IS architectures also allow students to have a broad knowledge of several existing architectures and realize its advantages and

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

The combination of collaborative learning, solving real life problems, the exercises and practical work allow
students to familiarize themselves with the real problems of modeling business processes in companies which they will find in professional life. The completion of a final project will also assess the ability of research and critical thinking of students.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Adapting to new situationsYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Balanced decision makingYesYes
Commitment to effectivenessYesYes
Commitment to qualityYesYes
Event organization, planning and managementYesYes
Information and learning managementYesYes
Initiative and entrepreneurship capabilityYesYes
IT and technology proficiencyYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Research skillsYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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