This course is focused on improving competitiveness and efficiency by taking equal advantage the Mission, Vision and Values of organizations as well as the alignment of strategic objectives-direction of projects-persons in its following aspects:
Efficient project management for organisations that work or should work for projects, ranging from the implementation of strategic projects to the management of projects under contracts, improvement projects, outsourcing, etc.
Of the staff, because they are "ultimately responsible for the implementation of these strategic objectives through the management of their associated projects", based on their development and motivation, their managerial and interpersonal skills, etc.
In addition, in the course the student will understand the different visions and application of innovation (products, management, processes...), as well as the tools that can later be applied to the professional environment. The aim is to generate a culture of innovation that can directly reach the business sector and thereby achieve increases in productivity, profitability and market shares.
Identify the life cycle stages of project management and its main activities.
Understand the Project Management Institute's conceptual framework for project management.
Identify the main project documents, their structure and usefulness.
Know the specific applications of project management in other business disciplines.
Know and use the main indicators of project evaluation, both in costs and programming.
Use the project planning computer tools and know the algorithms and formulas they implement internally.
Summarize the concept, scope and benefits of an appropriate comprehensive management of innovation in the company, relating the areas of the company involved for this.
Analyze how certain factors intervene (market trends, cultural aspects, management involvement...) in the management of innovation, in order to carry out a correct implementation.
Work by projects
Skills and Talent Scale
Alignment with the organization’s strategy.
Definition, Operations vs. Projects, and Key Points
Components of the PD: technique, management and leadership
Map of Relationships between Processes and Knowledge Areas
The Project Management Process Hierarchy in Project Management and relationship with other areas.
Scope and proposal
Vision and objectives. The Vector Objective
The client. Their functions and organization
The Project Manager: Functions and Competencies
Leadership: styles, characteristics, causes of failure, the 10 qualities
of leaders to get out of the crisis.
Leadership vs. Management: Coaching and Mentoring
Project life cycle and models
Roles and responsibilities. Approvals Matrix
Project management structure
Commercial, technical and economic feasibility. Profitability analysis
Risk identification (technical and management).
Plan, needs and project plan
Detailed Project Structure (EDP)
Estimation. Objectives, sequence and most common problems
Duration estimation activities and techniques. Critical Path (CPM), Critical Chain and PERT
Network diagrams: early, late and slack times
Gantt charts, milestones and timeline
Sequencing and dependencies
Resource plan. Team Assignment and Development
Risk and Contingency Plan
Cost plan and budget. Contribution margin and net
Recruitment, development and motivation of the project team
Management of involved parties' expectations and communication plan
Effective meetings and typology
Measurements and valuation. Progress and scope
Cost control system
Indicators and metrics
Monitoring of work, schedule, quality, equipment and risks.
Integrated change control
Administrative and contract conclusion
My conclusions: Areas of improvement identified, areas of personal and professional development and application to the personal and professional environment.
My commitments: To CP and MP, my next actions, brakes (how I eliminate them) and engines (how I accelerate them)
Relationship of the innovation with other functions in the company.
Concept of innovation projects