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Project Management Course

Curso de Gestão de Projetos [Project Management]

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS IT?

Course Description

Project management technical skills linked to scope management, time management, risk management, communication and quality management have been developed since 50 years ago and are nowadays recognized as useful to plan and control projects or programs that people or organisations develop in the market.

Projects are settled in any society sector - research, trade, insurance, banking, transport, construction, health, education, science, for example- and the vision of a project as a way to create knowledge, to design solutions, to produce new products, to introduce innovation or to gain competitive advantage has been disseminated worldwide.

During this course students, researchers, managers will learn about critical project management areas, useful methodologies and project  tools, technical and behavioral skills that the project manager is expected to apply to finish a project successfully. Based on a case study, participants will develop a project plan, a useful planning tool for students at any time of their PhD studies or for project managers of any kind of business project.  In parallel, It will be provided a space to discuss several issues linked to project success.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  1. Understand project management fundamentals (main concepts);
  2. Identify and understand the criteria and factors linked to project success;
  3. Describe the key areas of project management: managing scope, time, cost, risk and project quality;
  4. Describe project managers monitoring and controlling tools;
  5. Understand the role of the Project Manager in the success of the project;
  6. Understand the key behavioral skills of the project manager;
  7. Mobilize the knowledge acquired in real situations/ case studies;
  8. Build a draft of a project plan.

WHO CAN APPLY? 

PhD students at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...) 

WHEN and WHERE?

There are no currently scheduled editions of this course.

 

LECTURERS AND EVALUATION

Course Coordinators
Carolina Santos, PhD

Lecturers
Carolina Santos, PhD
Gonçalo Rijo

Assessment Methodologies

Commitment, work and involvement in classes (20%);

Team work: project plan (80%).

Study Load 

1 ECTS | 2 days 

Lectures / Practical activities - 16 hrs

Independent working hours - 12 hrs

MAIN BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • TURNER, Rodney – The handbook of project-based management: leading strategic change in organizations. 3ª edição. Mcgraw-Hill.
  • PMI - A guide to the project management Body of Knowledge. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Project Management Institute, 2017.
  • SHIRLEY, D - Project management for healthcare. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011.
  • Abdullah A, Rahman H, Harun Z, Alashwal A, Beksin A. Literature mapping: a bird's eye view on classification of factors influencing project success. African Journal of Business Management 2010; 4(19):4174-4182.
  • ELBEIK, Sam; THOMAS, Mark – Project Skills. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2000.
  • Belassi W, Tukel O. A new framework for determining critical success/failure factors in projects. International Journal of Project Management 1996; 14: 141-151.
  • Diallo A, Thuillier D. The success of international development projects, trust and communication: an African perspective. International Journal of Project Management 2005;  23(3): 237-252.
  • Tansley C. Project social capital, leadership and trust: a study of human resource information systems development. Journal of Managerial Psychology 2007; 22(4): 350-368.
  • Khang DB, Moe TL. Success Criteria and Factors for International Development Projects: A Life-Cycle-Based Framework. Project Management Journal 2008; 39(1): 72-84.
  • Abdullah A, Rahman H, Harun Z, Alashwal A, Beksin A. Literature mapping: a bird's eye view on classification of factors influencing project success. African Journal of Business Management 2010; 4(19):4174-4182.
  • Davis K. Different stakeholder groups and their perceptions of project success. International Journal of Project Management 2014; 32: 189-201.
  • IPMA - IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline for Developing Competence in Managing by Projects. Version 1.1. Amsterdam: International Project Management Association, 2016.