Welcome

Start Date: October 2016

Project Management is a key discipline for professionals from the most varied economic areas. The success of projects lies primarily in the correct knowledge, use and application of various existing tools and techniques, and which make up the 10 areas established in the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK 5th Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Whatever the nature of the projects involved as well as the number and amounts of resources available for project implementation, the methodology that PMBOK provides has remained in use over time, by representing best practices and constantly adding new considerations as conditions require.

With this course, students will be able to update their knowledge of the 10 areas of Project Management based on the latest edition (5th) of PMBOK available today and thereby improve their skills, techniques and knowledge in order to apply them in their daily work.

Objectives

Class methodology will combine theory, current realities, practical work and the use of computers with software for project management.

General Objectives

  • At the end of the course students will have an overview of the 10 areas of knowledge related to project management, as well as practical tools for use in several of these areas such as time, costs and risks.
  • Learn the use of software programs used in areas of project management.

Specific Objectives

  • Students will learn the 10 areas of Project Management Knowledge.
  • Students will learn the five (5) phases of the project cycle.
  • Students will learn specific tools like Solver to implement time and cost management systems.
  • Students will learn the basics of MS Project software for project management.

Contents

The Project Management course provides robust tools to manage projects of any kind and in any environment. Additionally, students will also be provided with awareness and optimization tools, as well as knowledge of how to use high-impact software programs useful in the analysis, performance and success of projects across different scenarios. The foundations of the 10 knowledge areas of project management are explored and students are encouraged to be motivated to deepen their knowledge in the discipline and take the steps needed to qualify for the Certificate in Project Management program, the Master’s degree in Project Evaluation and Management at the UAI as well as possible PMI certifications.

Module I

  • Introduction to Project Management and PMBOK
  • Integration Management / Scope Management
  • Time Management (Solver)
  • Cost Management (Solver)

Module II

  • Quality Management / Procurement Management
  • MS Project

Module III

  • HR Management / Communications Management / Stakeholders Management
  • Risk Management
  • MS Project