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Project Management and Entrepreneurship

Code 12739
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Social and Human Sciences
Entry requirements No prerequisites
Mode of delivery Theoretical and practical
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes • Raising students' understanding of project as a new venture, which can be developed either in an existing organization or through the creation of a new organization;
• To familiarize students with key concepts, methods and problems that define the specificity of Project Management;
• Stimulate student's ability to observe, analyze and critique various phenomena related to Project Management;
• Develop the ability of practical application of concepts and methods of Project Management.
Syllabus 1.The project as a new venture
1.1 Entrepreneurship: Concepts and foundations
1.2 Entrepreneurship in the world and in Portugal
1.3 Entrepreneurial process
1.4 Entrepreneurship and the environment

2.Project and Project Management
2.1 Concepts and foundations
2.2 Phases of a project
2.3 Variables to act on Project Management

3.Business project and its Structure
3.1 The business plan
3.2 Business Idea
3.3 Characterization of the sector and market
3.4 Marketing plan and strategy
3.5 Operatinal, human resources and financial plans

4.The Project Manager and his Team
4.1 Functions of the project manager
4.2 Management of conflicts
4.3 Selection and organization of the project team

5.Project Planning, Programming and Control
5.1 Basic Concepts
5.2 Methods and techniques of planning

6.Project Management and Risk
6.1 Uncertainty and risk
6.2 Risks and most common mistakes
6.3 Risk Management
Main Bibliography Ferreira, M.P.; Santos, J.C. & Serra, F.R. (2010), Ser Empreendedor – Pensar, Criar e Moldar a Nova Empresa, 2.ª ed., Edições Sílabo, Lisboa.
Roldão, V. S. (2007), Gestão de Projectos – Abordagem instrumental ao Planeamento, Organização e Controlo”, Monitor, Lisboa.
Duarte, C.; Esperança, J. P. (2014). Empreendedorismo e planeamento financeiro, 2ª Edição, Edições Sílabo, Lisboa.
Kerzner, H. (2009), Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, John Willey & Sons, 10th Edition.
Marques, A. (2014). Conceção e análise de projetos de investimento, 4ª Edição, Edições Sílabo.
Carvalho L. C.; Costa, T. (2015). Empreendedorismo – uma visão global e integradora, Edições Sílabo.
Cebola, A. (2013) Projetos de Investimento de PME – Elaboração e análise, Edições Sílabo.
Miguel, A. (2019), Gestão Moderna de Projectos – Melhores técnicas e práticas, Lidel.
Other complementar bibliography.
Additional articles and other material support provided in class
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-25

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