Project Management

Project Management
Project Management

The subject is lectured in these programmes:

SYLLABUS FOR THE GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

  • Study module name: Project Management
  • Lecturer: Fabiano de Alcântara de Lima, PhD., PMP, PMI-RMP
  • Final check of studies: Written assignment

Aim of the MBA study module: ​ 
To be able to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close a project according to the best project management practices.  The MBA students will practice all the concepts in classes based on some practical exercises which require project management software tools.

Content of MBA the study module:
Integration management, scope management,  time management, cost management, risk management, quality management, communications management, stakeholder management,  human resource management, procurement management, project management methodologies, project management tools.

  • Chapter 1: Integration management and Scope management
    How to initiate a project, create project charter and project plan, direct and manage project work, perform integrated change control and close a project or phase. How to plan, collect requirements, define, create a WBS, validate and control project management scope.  Exercises.
  • Chapter 2: Time management and Cost Management
    How to plan, build and monitor project management schedules.  How to plan, estimate costs, define budget and control project costs.  Exercises.
  • Chapter 3: Risk Management and Quality Management 
    How to plan, identify, analyse, plan responses and control project risks. How to plan, assure and control product and project quality. Exercises.
  • Chapter 4: Communications Management and Stakeholder management
    How to plan, manage and control communications.  How to identify, plan, manage and control stakeholders. Exercises.
  • Chapter 5: Human Resource Management and Procurement Management
    How to plan, acquire, develop and manage a project team.  How to plan, conduct, control and close procurements. Exercises.
  • Chapter 6: Project Management Methodologies and Project Management Tools 
    Comparative between traditional and agile project management methodologies, such as: PRINCE2 and SCRUM.  How to manage a project using Agile methodology. How to manage a project virtually.  Project management tools: Wbs ChartPro, Pert Chart Expert, MS-Project, @Risk, Open source tools.  Exercises.

Mandatory literature: Online study materials prepared by the lecturer.
Recommended literature and other sources:
AXELOS. (2009). Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®. London: TSO.
Harold Kerzner. (2013). Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (11th ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Project Management Institute. (2013). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) (5th ed.). Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute.
Schuyler, J. (2001). Risk and Decision Analysis (2nd ed.). PA: Project Management Institute.
www.pmi.org / www.ipma.ch / www.scrumalliance.org

 

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