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Master (MSc) in Management

Curricular Plan Gestão - 2011

Project Management Laboratory (00746)


Group: Gestão - 2011 > Second Cycle Programme > Optional Courses > 1st Year - 2nd Semester

Period: 1º Year, 2º Semester

ECTS Credits


Teaching type

Face-to-face teaching

Teaching Language(s)





The students, at the end of the present learning unit, must develop competences that allow them, in the conceptual plane, to understand the concepts related with project management and, in the practical plane, the students must be capable of using the methods and techniques that allow them to operationalize the above concepts in an appropriate form.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully completed the course shall be able to:
1.Identify the use of project management and the strategic integration in the company;
2.Identify and define the different processes areas in project management;
3.Plan the different stages and components in a project;
4.Apply several methodologies in time planning;
5.Identify and manage risk in a project;
6.Control a project effectively using the Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology and take the appropriate steps to close a project
7.Use MS Project 2010 as a tool in Project management.


1. Introduction to Project Management.
1.1 Concepts and definitions.
1.2 Projects and operations.
1.3 Critical Success Factors
1.4 Strategic environment
1.5 Project management standards.

2. Project management processes groups according to PMBOK
2.1 Initiating;
2.2 Planning;
2.3 Executing;
2.4 Monitoring and Controlling;
2.5 Closing.

3. Project Planning.
3.1 Planning methodology.
3.2 Project objectives.
3.3 Activities Planning.
3.4 Time and Resources Planning
3.5 Cost Planning.
3.6 Risk Planning.

4. Project Monitoring and Control.
4.1 The control process.
4.2 Earned Value Management.

5. Project Closure.

6. Microsoft Project 2010 as a tool to project management.


Assessment along the term:
1.Involvement in class activities.
Weight: 20%
2.Group assignments.
Weight: 40%.
3.Individual evaluation:
End-of-term exam
Weight: 40%.

The final grade is the weighted average of the grades of the three components in a scale of 0 up to 20. A positive evaluation means a grade of 10 or above, with a grade of 10 or above in all components.

End-of-term exam.
A positive evaluation with 10 or above.

Teaching Methodology

During the term the following methodologies will be used:
1. Traditional / lectures for presenting theoretical frameworks.
2. Participative methodologies in the analysis and solution of exercises.
3. Active methodologies in the execution of individual assignments.
4. Active and cooperative methodologies in the execution of group assignments.
5. Demonstrative methodologies using support tools.
6. Self-study.


Students under the "Internal regulation for Students with Special Statutes" should contact the Curricular Unit professor or coordinator during the first week of classes of each semester to allow for framing of learning processes and evaluation of the curricular unit.

Bibliographic Reference


- Miguel, António. (2009). Gestão Moderna de Projectos - Melhores Técnicas e Práticas, 4ª ed.. FCA - Editora de Informática. Lisboa.
- Kerzner, Harold, (2006), Project Management. A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Control, 9th. ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., N.Y.


- Dinsmore, Paul C.; Cabanis-Brewin, Jeannette (Editors). (2005). The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 2nd ed. AMACOM. New York
- Meredith, Jack R.; Mantel, Samuel J., (2006), Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 6th. ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., N.Y.
- Newton, Richard. (2006), Project Management Step by Step: How to Plan and Manage a Highly Successful Project, Pearson, Prentice Hall.
- Roldão, Victor Sequeira. (2005). Gestão de Projectos. Abordagem Instrumental ao Planeamento, Organização e Controlo. Monitor. Lisboa.
- Verzuh, Eric. (2008). The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 3rd ed.
- Pereira, Leandro. (2011). Gestão de Conhecimento em Projectos. FCA - Editora de Informática. Lisboa.
- Silva, Márcio. 2011. Microsoft Project 2010 - Depressa & Bem. FCA - Editora de Informática