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Management and project management

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.

Presentation

14th EDITION
UPC School

Management of IT Projects and those in the field of technology in general has become an essential tool when carrying out all types of projects, both in-company and those for clients of consultants and/or integrating companies in general which need this type of project. This requires an awareness of the phases or life cycle of an IT or general technological project, and the ability to apply the methodologies and best practices at all times (including the more agile methods like Scrum, as well as more traditional ones, such as PmBOK, impacting on concepts such as the Lean Startup) available in the market in order to define and carry out projects in the technology sector properly.

In the field of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies), many professionals have to manage projects every day, and they need to have the necessary tools for their result to be what businesses expect. Today, all SMEs and all companies in general carry out IT and technology projects in their organisations. These range from implementing ERP software (such as SAP, Axapta Navision, SAGE, etc.) and CRM (Sales Force, Siebel, etc.) to starting Web and E-Commerce projects, projects related to digital transformation and the digital era, projects related to apps and mobility for tablets and smartphones and those using systems such as Office365, VMware, etc. They often do not have sufficient knowledge of the most appropriate tools and methodologies for successfully carrying out the projects which they need or in which they are involved, such as defining the scope of the project, the quality plan, risk management, its costs and using Scrum to determine the various stories, preparation and release of sprints, etc.).

We provide specific training in the field of Project Management, covering various aspects that will introduce those attending the course to concepts and techniques for managing IT and technology projects, and will consolidate their knowledge of this field, addressing the various methodologies and best practices on the market, ranging from agile to traditional methodologies, including PMBOK, SCRUM, METODE3, etc.

Correct implementation of a methodology for IT and technology project management enables businesses to save a great deal of money, because they create better quality products and services, while generating increased revenue, as they mean projects can be started in a more appropriate way with substantial results.


Aims

• To introduce the concepts of "Project" and "Project Management" used in PM (Project Management), the PMBok, PMI (Project Management Institute) and agile methodologies in Scrum.

• Knowledge of the entire life cycle of an IT or technology project in order to apply it and to make the project successful, choosing the best way to carry it out (using agile methods such as Scrum, or other models or best practices such as Pmbok or hybrids).

• To plan a project management that is adapted to reality, considering all the variables (risk management, quality management, test management, etc.) involved in carrying out projects.

• To direct IT projects taking technology and people into account, finding the most appropriate working methodologies to minimise resistance to change among the people participating in the project.

• To highlight the most commonly used tools and techniques, focused on selection, planning, execution, monitoring, control and finally closure.

• To consolidate the knowledge acquired through the practical implementation of real cases of computer projects.

• To work as a team and acquire the ability to manage a project.

Who is it for

• IT or technology project managers needing a more global perspective and to know how to provide solutions to the problems of project management.

• Consultants, analysts, analyst-programmers, technicians, administrators, and staff who have to manage or participate in IT or technological projects.

• Information technology area managers.

Content

Subjects

Gestión de Proyectos Informáticos
4 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
Contents
Introduction to project management
1. Introduction to project management
1.1 What are processes and projects?
1.2 Differences between processes and projects
1.3 Projects
1.4 Project management systems

2. Project definition
2.1 Project definition documentation: objectives, deliverables, setting, benefits, team, ¿
2.2 Sources, understanding the project
2.3 Establishing objectives: expectations, requirements, indicators, objectives. Project quality: estimates and temporary planning

3. Project planning
3.1 Planning characteristics
3.2 Planning activities
3.3 Resources and costs. Project development

4. Approval of a project plan

5. Initial stage of the project
5.1 Launching the project

6. Working on the project
6.1 Establishing a follow up and monitoring plan
6.2 Project development activities. Finalising the project

7. Bringing the project to a close
7.1 Activities related to finishing the project
7.2 Final analysis report
7.3 Final approval by the client and customer satisfaction survey
7.4 Proposals for improvements and good practices
7.5 Transferring knowledge. Quality in projects

8. Quality
8.1 Quality. What is it? How can we achieve it? Who defines it?
8.2 The stages of quality management
8.3 Service company quality
8.4 Developing quality. Practise case studies and conclusions

9. Practise case study (to be developed during the course)
9.1 Proposal
9.2 Planning
9.3 Follow up
9.4 Bringing it to a close
9.5 Conclusions

Prerequisites
Participants must have already participated in an IT project

Evaluation system
The participant evaluation will be done according to the following parameters:
A final presentation
A minimum of 80% attendance of the class sessions and participation in the activities offered

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Hernández Barjola, Salvi
    Founding member of Sigma Consulting Associates. Radio collaborator for Intereconomía and Barcelona Activa.

Teaching staff

  • Hernández Barjola, Salvi
    Founding member of Sigma Consulting Associates. Radio collaborator for Intereconomía and Barcelona Activa.

General information

Credits
4 ECTS (36 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:17/05/2017End date:29/06/2017
Timetable
Tuesday  19:00 to 22:00Thursday  19:00 to 22:00
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
08005 Barcelona
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Contact
Telephone: 617372896
Degree
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
1.000 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

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Language of instruction
Spanish