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Management & Quality Assurance in IT Projects

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

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

The increased importance of IT systems in businesses today has been a real boost to the careers of professionals working in ITC departments. Before IT professionals merely assisted business processes in companies, now they have the challenge of efficiently managing IT projects that only continue to grow in number and scope. Management of a project portfolio in a company is as fundamental now as it was before, but before it was based on excellence in management of one project at a time. This is why the decisions that are made in the ITC department must be in line with the needs of the business and need to be beneficial for both the business and the ITC department.

Up until recently the goal of the ITC department was only to manage information (volume, integrity, security, broadband, response time). Nowadays, the technical aspects are still very important but this department has had to adapt to technological development and start providing assistance to business objectives and management of project portfolios in companies. This means that IT departments now govern business processes, from the receipt of orders to the prioritisation and assignment of human and financial resources within the company.

IT professionals today must know how to use ITC tools that can properly manage services as well as innovation. This program is aimed at professionals who are seeking to complement their management training in IT projects, Project portfolio management, IT governance and service management and engineering.

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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.

Content

Subjects

Managing IT Projects
10 ECTS. 87 teaching hours.
1. What is a project?
2. Different methodologies and best practices (Pmbok, Scrum, Mètode, Prince ...)
3. Project design phases, methods
4. Definition of the project
5. Estimation, planning and monitoring techniques
6. Leadership and team management
7. Risk management and communication plan
8. Quality in the process and the result of the projects
9. Economic and financial management
10. PMBOK - PMI (certification preparation)
11. Scrum framework
12. Agile practices: estimation, requirements and testing
Quality Management in IT Projects
5 ECTS. 42 teaching hours.
1. Principles, costs and quality management in the life cycle
2. The process of testing, strategies
3. Tools, metrics and indicators
4. Quality management to PMBOK
5. Process improvement models (CMMI, SPICE)
6. Change management
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Botella López, Pere
    An Industrial Engineer and doctor in Computer Science, Professor at the Services and Information Systems Engineering Department at the UPC. Professor of Software Engineering and Project Management at the FIB-UPC for more than 35 years. He is a past dean of the FIB and vice-rector of the UPC. He currently works with the UPC School and is a member of the scientific committee at the ACIE.

Teaching staff

  • Escudero Sabadell, Xavier
    Computer Engineer (UPC). Testing Advanced Manager Certificate by ISTQB. Expert in the implementation of methodologies and in governance of software quality, aspects developed in its current position in the CTTI (Centre for Telecommunications and Information Technologies of Generalitat de Catalunya).
  • 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
    Electronics Engineer (UPC) degree in Market Technniques and Research (UOC), Master in Operations Management (ESADE). Project Management Professional by PMI. Public Sector Customers Manager at T-Systems. He has over 25 years experience in IT companies: Telefónica, Indra, Coritel /Accenture, EDS and T-Systems
  • Reig Armero, Xavier
    Ingeniero Superior en Informática por la Facultad de Informática de Barcelona. Máster en Project Management y Software Development por la Carnegie Mellon en el campus de Silicon Valley. Project Manager en Microsoft USA y Londres. Project Manager en Softonic. Chief Technology Officer en Beezy, una startup con sede en Barcelona.
  • Rodríguez Cámara, Núria
    Degree in Mathematics from the Universitat de Barcelona. Postgraduate Management and Software Quality (FPC). DEA (Advanced Studies Diploma) in Statistics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Currently responsible for the quality area of PRISMA service at UPC.

General information

Credits
15 ECTS (129 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:15/10/2018End date:07/02/2019
Timetable
Monday  18:30 to 21:30Wednesday  18:30 to 21:30Thursday  18:30 to 21:30
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Barcelona
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Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 83
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.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
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.
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
3.200 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate 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
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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