Current market dynamism and the companies that drive it give rise to an increasing need to manage multiple projects at once. As a result, at the Management level it is crucial to know the status of a company's projects at all times, the scope of the projects the company is considering carrying out and the results of the projects that have been completed. The best way for businesses to do this is by ensuring the quality, skills and abilities of their Project Managers.
The Master in Project Management is designed to train managers who know how to lead, plan, organise and supervise complex and global projects, achieving set objectives in terms of results and efficiency.
REP Certification by PMI
OBS Online Business School are a Registered Education Provider (REP) certified by Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest project management member association. REPs Education Providers are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® , Program Management Professional (PgMP) ® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.
Project Management Institute
One of the objectives of the Master in Project Management is to prepare participants to take and pass the Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Participants will also receive a free PMBOK subscription for one year.
It is necessary to have a university degree and work experience to be accepted into the programme. Work experience is most valued because it is important to share in the knowledge – gained from training and professional responsibility – which each participant contributes to the particular situations set out by the professor. In the event that someone does not have the abovementioned requirements, acceptance into the programme will be decided on by the Board.
All of the subjects which are defined in "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK ® Guide) – Fifth Edition, 2013, from the Project Management Institute, will be analysed during the course, as well as other subjects essential in order to guarantee the competent development of the Project Manager. (PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.).
Strategic Project and Business Management.
1.The company and company policy.
2.Culture and organizational styles.
3.Project management and the company.
4.Organizational change projects.
5.Project feasibility and profitability study.
6.Areas of expertise in project management.
7.Organizational structures in projects.
Project Management Framework.
1.The overall standard of the Guide to Project Management Fundamentals (PMBOK ® Guide)
2.Project concepts, project management and operations management.
3.Project life cycle and how the organization influences projects.
4.Project management processes.
5.Project management methodologies.
Project Scope Management.
1.What is project scope management?
3.Defining the project scope.
4.Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS).
5.Verification and monitoring of project scope.
Project Schedule Management.
1.Introduction and overview.
2.Identification and definition of schedule activities.
3.Sequencing of schedule activities.
4.Estimating the resource requirements for the activities.
5.Estimating the duration of activities.
7.Monitoring and controlling due dates. Monitoring the schedule.
8.Software tools: MS Project. Practical exercises.
Project Cost Management.
3.Preparation and approval of the project budget.
5.Main factors that can cause cost management fail.
Project Quality Management.
1.Quality planning, assurance and control.
2.Quality standards applicable to projects.
3.Products and/or service quality. The project's quality plan.
4.Tools and techniques for improving the process quality.
Project Risk Management.
1.The Project Management Institute's project risk management methodology.
2.Equipment, schedule and cost required for risk management.
3.Principal risk identification techniques.
4.Principal qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques.
5.Contingency reserves and project management reserves. Budget and control.
6.Software tools for risk management.
7.Keys to effective project risk management.
5.Financial analysis and reporting.
6.Project feasibility and risk analysis.
Program Management and Project Portfolio.
1.Project program management
2.Project portfolio management
3.OPM3 standard ® (OPM3 is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.).
The Human Factor: Human Resources Management, Ethics and the Project Manager.
1.Human Resource Planning. Recruitment and development.
2.Management and leading the project team
3.Personal skills: Project Manager management skills and techniques
4.Social and environmental responsibility
Communication Management and the Stakeholders.
1.Identification of project stakeholders
2.Planning project communications
3.Collection, compilation and distribution of project information
4.Managing expectations of the project stakeholders
Procurement Management and Legal Aspects
1. Methodology procurement management.
Procurement planning, implementation and administration.
2. Supplement on contractual strategies.
Contractual strategies or typologies according to their scope, organization, price and allocation system.
Consulting and project management support contracts.
3. Contracts between private parties, public and international procurement.
4. Contract of sale.
5. Lease agreement.
6. Significant contract-related legal concepts.
Project Sales Management.
1.The project as a product to sell
2.The project sale process
3.Types of deals and contracts
4.Tender preparation and content
5.Strategic sales methodology
Integration and Knowledge Management.
1.Initiation and planning processes
2.Execution, control, closing and support processes
4.Trends in project management
Innovative Methodologies and Industry Standards in Project Management.
5.IPMA approach to project management
6.Project management adaption methodologies for specific sectors: construction, oil and gas, software development, maturity models, IPMA competency model for sectors.
1.Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) and Tools.
2.PMP Preparation: Initiation
3.Project Management Game.
Project Management Institute
One of the objectives of the Master in Project Management is to prepare participants to take and pass the Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI). (PMP ® is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.).
Final master's degree project that requires students to complete a project as a means to implement the knowledge acquired throughout the program.
Tool presentation webinars
The Master of Project Management offers a wide and open vision of project management, training students in project management methodology regardless of the specific tools that will be used. However, the program includes presentations in the form of webinars of some tools like Microsoft Project and Palisade, not only to increase your knowledge but also to evaluate the tools' potential and discuss possibilities for improving both the application itself and its use in business contexts with the software representatives.
During the course students will have the opportunity to become experts in the following software tools: Microsoft's MS Project and Palisade's @Risk. Students are required to know and have MS Excel.