Disciplina Curricular

Gestão de Projectos de Engenharia GPE

Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores - MEEC 2006


Grupo: MEEC 2006 > 2º Ciclo > Competências Transversais


Grupo: MEEC 2006 > 2º Ciclo > Competências Transversais



6.0 (para cálculo da média)


We intend to facilitate a process in which students gain the fundamentals of Project Management in a contextual view (resource scarcity, risk, stakeholders). Student should learn how to prepare a project plan, scheduling, resource allocation, monitor and control in way that enables them to develop skills that allow a better management of projects. We also intend that all students by the end of the semester have an enlarged culture on Project Management and some expertise on the use of Project Management integrated tools, namely Microsoft Project.


Our goal is that students learn and construct their own knowledge, creating their specific view on Project management. We explore the integration of mainstream approaches (PMBOK), complementary approaches (Critical Chain) and of a diversity of different views and problems (scientific papers on PM). We work on the development of a sociotechnical view, mainly in the first phases of the engineering process (requirements analyses, specifications, and design). We unveil some social networks fundaments using Actor-Network Theory. With this approach we intend to facilitate the construction of individual knowledge and to let each one know the best practices in the field. Our tonic is in design projects in Engineering. ? Project Management Specificities: organizational context, technological context, Engineering Process, Project Management knowledge areas. Engineering process and Management process. ? Activities, processes, tasks, managing the part and managing the whole (system). Process view. ? Project phases (life cycle): origin, start, planning, execution, control and closing. Performance evaluation, learning cycle, team learning. ? Teams and Groups (team choice, team building, communication in the team, leadership, enrolling, processes of work, work division, delegation, alignment, effectiveness and efficiency control (effectiveness/efficiency matrix), collaborative work, agile planning and conflict management) ? Communication competencies ? organizational communication (informal, formal, oral and written). Communication validation (type 2). Reports on options taken, problems and Project evolution. Support infrastructure to information and communication in a project. ? Different projects (dimension, extension and scientific domain. Portfolio management) ? Key competences to manage a project (planning and scope, governance, change management, stakeholders management, risk management, resource management, quality management, communication reports, control, evaluation and closing) ? Project scope should address: benefits (long term and bottom line outcomes), clients broadly addressed (stakeholders ? all that can affect or are affected by the project), results (products and/or services), work (activities and tasks) and resources (human, material, technology and finance) ? WBS Work Breakdown structure ? Planning with PERT and GANT, critical path. Time management ? Resource allocation ? Costs and estimates, cost control ? Project control, overall and phase to phase ? Risk management (identification, qualification, quantification, response and control). Decision trees, decision tables, expected value, utility functions ? Detailing issues occurred (describing, when, what, who and state) ? Earned Value and buffers. ? Reports and log books ? Managing by anticipation ? Cooperation (inside, outside, inter group). Coopetition ? Decision making processes, leadership and decision, communication and decision ? Managing change (scanning the environment and preparing the change investing in) ? Contracting, Procurement, Negotiation ? Conclusion (closing) and learning (Lessons learned) ? Social and Ethical responsibility Along this course we address topics like: organizational culture, work context, organizational structure, job description and responsibilities, delegation, competence, motivation, organizational policies and standards, processes workflow, integrated management of heterogeneous resources (human, technological and finance). Students will learn how to use MS Project during the development of a Project. In the laboratory classes the students organized in groups will present Power Point presentation of papers taken from International Journal of Project Management and Project Management Journal. This laboratory classes are discussion classes.

Metodologia de avaliação

EXAM (E) 60% Presentation (PP) 10% PROJECT (P) 30% (a nota mínima em qualquer das parcelas é 9) In the evaluation the final mark is obtained by the formula that respects the percentages (0,6*E+0,1*PP+0,3*P) The result of this formula is rounded in a way that individual work is considered more relevant then group work in what concerns the mark. (Normally not integer marks are rounded down if individual marks are lower then group marks. They will be rounded up in the opposite situation) In the exam if you fail multiple-choice questions it counts -0.25. PRESENTATION (PP) All the elements of the group should prepare and (actively) present their Power Point presentation (the group is the same in the PROJECT). Presentations take place in class (practical classes). Each presentation should use 50 to 60 minutes, in order to allow for class discussion at the end of it. Evaluation is basically based on your synthesis power, rigor, structure and critical comments. PROJECT Groups should be autonomous in their execution of the PROJECT. All the elements should become familiar with Microsoft Project and use it in their project work (this will be tested in the oral) Project groups are evaluated by these criteria: Autonomy of the group in their interpretation of the problem, the report will be judged by the synthesis capacity, presentation quality, writing quality, quality of the solution, structure of the text. Each group should present the PROJECT report in paper (maximum 10 pages plus ANEXES) and in a CD in the last theoretical class of the semester. There will be a one hour ORAL discussion with each group in the after class period. This discussion begins with a short presentation of the group work (10 minutes) + If you attend the second exam, please send a mail saying it 5 days before the exam's date. Only registered students can attend the second exam and registrations deadline is 5 days before the exam DISHONESTY: Students are expected to be honest and ethical in their academic work. The following practices are considered as dishonest: ? Cheating- use or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information or study aids ? Fabrication- falsification or invention of any information ? Assisting- helping another commit an act of academic dishonesty ? Tampering- altering or interfering with evaluation instruments and documents ? Plagiarism- representing the words or ideas of another person as one's own When evidence of academic dishonesty comes to the instructor's attention, the instructor will document the incident, permit the accused student to provide an explanation, advise the student of possible penalties, and take action. The instructor may impose any academic penalty up to a FAIL grade in the course after consulting with his or her department chair and informing the student of the action taken.

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