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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Project & Quality Management
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21-05-2019

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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in IT Project & Service Management.

Program

Edition
11th Edition
Credits
17 ECTS (129 teaching hours)
Modality
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
3.500 €
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0.7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 28/10/2019
End date: 20/02/2020
Timetable
Monday: 18:30 to 21:30
Wednesday: 18:30 to 21:30
Thursday: 18:30 to 21:30
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Barcelona
Why this programme?
The digital society of the s. XXI and the digital transformation of companies is generating throughout the world the need for people with IT expertise at all levels. An important consequence of this digital transformation is that IT is at the core of business models and part of the business strategy. Some authors believe that only companies that understand this paradigm shift will be the ones that will lead the economy.

The growing demand of professional companies with digital knowledge is reinforced by the fact that Barcelona is recognized as a technological "hub" in the world's top positions, and concentrates a large part of technological startups in Spain. This growing demand includes the need for people with IT management capacity: there is an increasing need to manage development projects together with their quality, and when these developments go into operation, a high percentage of them are new services (applications running permanently, 365x7), which must also be managed. The management of those projects and services must be governed aligned with the strategy of the company. And this management requires people trained in technology and with adequate management knowledge tailored to technological world.

This postgraduate course is part of the Master in IT Project & Service Management, and is targeted to people with technical knowledge in IT, giving them competencies in IT Project Management, and IT Quality Management, which allows them to assume those responsibilities in an IT department.

Aims
  • To comprehensively learn about the important concepts, methods and technologies in IT project management.
  • To develop the managerial skills required in project management: team leadership, management and motivation.
  • To become familiar with the most widely used quality management models on the market.
Who is it for?
  • IT Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Degree holders with equivalent abilities learned on the job or from other additional professional training.
  • Managers of Information Services departments who are interested in getting a Master's degree in this area.

Training Content

List of subjects
8 ECTS 60h
Project Management
  • Project definition and design using different methodologies and best practices (PMBOK, Scrum, Prince ...). PMBOK - PMI (preparation for certification).
  • Estimation techniques, planning and follow-up.
  • Team leadership and management.
  • Risk management, communication plan, quality in the process and the result of projects.
  • Economic and financial management.
3 ECTS 24h
Agile Project Management
  • Fundamentals of agile methodologies.
  • Scrum and Kanban.
  • Agile practices: user stories, backlog, sprint planning and retrospective.
  • Scaling-up agile teams.
6 ECTS 45h
Quality Management
  • General concepts about IT quality.
  • Quality management at PMBOK.
  • Test management.
  • Quality management models (EFQM, ISO 9000, etc.).
  • Process improvement models (CMMI, SPICE).
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in IT Project & Service Management .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
 Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
Tutorship
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assesment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & 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.
Virtual Campus
The students on this postgraduate 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.

Teaching team

Teaching staff
  • Hernández Barjola, Salvi
    Computer Engineer by the UPC, in the direction of the Posgraduado Technologies, an MBA from UPC-EAE. Creation Companies by ESADE and General Management Program (PDG) by IESE. Managing Director of Sigma Consulting - Arek. Consulting and advisory expert and business consultancy in Financial's managing people, Information Systems, Management of Projects and processes. Coach, lecturer and lecturer at various universities, business schools and companies.
  • Mir Casals, Josep
    Technical engineer in Electronics from UPC, graduated in Research and Market Techniques from the UOC, and Master in Operations Management from ESADE and PMI-PMP and ITIL-Foundation Certificate. He is a manager of clients from the public sector at T-Systems. It has more than 25 years of experience in companies in the ICT sector: Telefónica, Indra, Coritel/Accenture, EDS and T-Systems.
  • Rodríguez Cámara, Núria
    Degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate Management and Software Quality (FPC). DEA (Diploma of Advanced Studies) in Statistics by the UPC. More than 15 years of experience in the management of the quality of ICT units, tasks currently developed by the Tic Support Service, Innovation and quality of the ICT Area of ​​the UPC.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Information Technology Service Management Forum
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • IT Project Manager.
  • Quality Manager
  • Expert in Scrum.

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