Project Management: Structure, Portfolio and Finance
In the first module of the Master, we analyse the strategic reasons behind a project in order to improve its implementation: the company and its policies. We investigate the relationship between project management and the company, as well as gaining insight into concepts such as strategic project management, change management and organizational structures in projects, all applied to practical cases. The courses are:
• Strategic management, organizational business environment and financial management.
• Project management and project portfolio.
• Project finance.
Project Planning and Supervision: Scope, Timing and Cost
In the second part of the programme, we study the support techniques and tools available for managing planning a project: its scope, timing and cost, all through the resolution of practical exercises. We learn how to generate a schedule of estimated resource requirements and the duration of activities, the key factors in programming with limited resources and supervision of programming and budgets. The courses are:
• Management of the project scope.
• Management of the project timing.
• Management of the project cost.
Management of the Quality, Acquisitions, Risk and Legal Aspects in Projects
In the third module, we analyse the concepts, tools, procedures and techniques involved in the risk management of a project, including the development of corporate policies and regulations on risk-related issues, quantitative and qualitative risk analysis, statistical risk analysis techniques, and risk supervision and monitoring. With respect to quality, we study planning, assurance and supervision, as well as defining a Quality Plan for the project and using tools and techniques to improve the quality of processes. Lastly, we develop the methodology of acquisition management, the different aspects of contract strategies, the key factors involved in contracting between private entities, public and international contracting, and the different models of purchase contracts. The courses are:
• Management of the project risk.
• Management of the project quality.
• Management of the project acquisitions and legal aspects of contracting.
The Human Factor: People Management and Project Manager Ethics
We develop the competences required by a Project Manager, with the aim of effectively managing and developing the members of the team, being socially responsible and upholding a well-defined professional ethic. We study Human Resources planning, management of the project team and the personal competences of the Project Manager, always from a perspective focused on social and environmental responsibility. The courses are:
• Personal and ethical competences of the Project Manager.
• Human Resources Management in line with PMBOK.
• Project Sales Management.
• Communitation Management.
Integration and Knowlegde Management
In the last module of the programme, we focus on two key aspects of a Project Manager. Firstly, we investigate how to integrate knowledge in the performance of project professionals and, to this end, we analyse the latest trends and methodologies available to Project Managers.
Secondly, we prepare students to gain PMP certification from the PMI, and we conduct a simulation in the Project Management Game. The courses are:
• Integration and knowledge management.
• New trends and methodologies in PM.
• Preparation for PMP Certification of the PMI.
• Project Management Game and Tools.
The objective of this course is to prepare students for certification tests for the PMP (Project Management Professional) accreditation issued by the PMI (Project Management Institute).
The Master’s Thesis involves developing a project that enables the application of the fundamental knowledge acquired in all of the groups of executive processes and fields of knowledge encompassed within the discipline, within the framework of the PMBOK Guide, the most important standard at an international level in the field of Project Management. The key objective is to apply the lessons learned to a real or imaginary project, to gain specific experience of the most common situations involved in a project.
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