Project Management

Year
0
Academic year
2020-2021
Code
02023459
Subject Area
Biomedical Engineering
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Other Languages of Instruction
English
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Programming, Databases, and basic skills on Software Engineering, Networks and Information Systems. As classes and study materials are in English, a reasonable knowledge of English is highly recommended.

Teaching Methods

The teaching methodology is strongly based on the execution of a real project with a real client. Every week the professor meets with the team to assess progress in accordance with the objectives set in the previous week. In addition, there is a set of theoretic class, with base concepts on project management.

The rating is weekly and public, and feedback is given to students. The weekly evaluation is performed according to a normal distribution and individual grades are based on the team achievements (baseline) and their individual contribution for that purpose (offset).

Learning Outcomes

The students will get knowledge through hands-on experience on the main techniques used to manage and execute a project as an engineering activity, i.e. with constrained deadlines, costs and quality. Interpersonal, social and work management issues will also be focused as the students will have to work integrated in a large development team (8 to 12 students) with real clients.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. Base Concepts

1.1. Systems Engineering

1.2. Lifecycles

1.3. Engineering processes

2. Scope Definition and Requirements Management

3. Projects Planning and Tracking

3.1. Effort Estimation

3.2. Risk Analysis

3.3. Planning

3.4. Monitoring

4. Acquisition and Contracting

4.1. Identifying Alternatives

4.2. Models for Decision Making

4.3. Models for Cost Assessment

5. Managing Customer Expectations

5.1. Communication

5.2. Decision Making

5.3. Negotiation

6. Team and People Management

6.1. Relationship Management

6.2. Conflict Management

6.3. Leadership

7. Managing Quality Assurance.

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Laboratory work or Field work: 100.0%

Bibliography

The Software Project Survival Guide, Steve McConnell

Microsoft Press; 1 edition (October 15, 1997), 304 pages

ISBN-10: 1572316217

A Guide to the PMBOK® Guide

Publisher: Project Management Institute

Date Published: 2008

ISBN13: 9781933890517