Have you thought about beginning a real professional career as a Project Manager in an IT environment? We will provide you with a general overview about the projects management based on the five groups of processes defined in the PMBOK® Guide by Project Management Institute (PMI®). This guide details 47 specific management processes classified in 10 areas of knowledge and 5 groups of processes: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Supervision & Controlling and Closing. The program presented will use all the elements from the guide, but oriented to the real management of IT projects.

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From 10th May 2016 to 2nd June 2016
Valencia. Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI). Polytechnic City of the Innovation, building 8G, 4th floor
35 hours
Tuesday and Thursday from 16 to 20:30 hours
From 29th Feb 2016 to 30th Apr 2016

To know the roles of the participants in a project: Sponsor, Project Manager, Team Members, etc.

To define the scope of an IT project

To design a viable and effective project plan

To properly supervise the development of an IT project

To correctly close a project

To anticipate project events and risks

To judiciously deal with new situations in a project

To be able to adapt your management methods and procedures to the type of project you participate on


You will gain a high degree of security and confidence in the Project Management.

You will design, direct, implement and manage IT Projects using the international standards in the PMBOK Guide by PMI

You will be able to begin the preparation course for the PMP International Certification by PMI

You will strengthen your professional PPM career and you will consolidate significantly your Curriculum Vitae

  • Professionals (beginner Project Directors or Managers)
  • Analysts with responsibility for projects
  • Team Leaders and Members of the public or private sector, experienced or not in IT Projects Management
  • Core staff and Middle managers wanting to get into the Project Management (IT)

NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE is required to take this course. Just, to be eager to learn and to grow professionally.

The course will be continuously evaluated through the exercises students must do in each working session. The weight of the continuous evaluation will be the 50% of the final grade. The remaining 50% will be from a final exam based on the course content. After the successful completion of the course, the student will receive a DOUBLE CERTIFICATE verifying his/her participation in the Course of Project Essentials and Management in an IT environment issued by the PPM School and the ITI:

  • Attendance Certificate to the students attending a minimum of the 80% stipulated hours of the course.
  • Achievement Certificate to the students fulfilling the tests.

600 euros (VAT not included)

Discounts for early registration:

  • 15% discount for enrolments made more than 30 days before the due date for the course registration (30th March)
  • 10% discount for enrolments made more than 20 days before the due date for the course registration (10th April)
  • 5% discount for enrolments made between 10 and 20 days before the due date for the course registration (20th April)

Extra discounts for ODPE associates, and other entities with collaboration agreements.

  • For associates, a 15% discount will be added.
  • For entities no associated having a collaboration agreement, a 10% discount will be added.

Group discounts:

  • If the same entity register a second student, a 5% additional discount will be added, if they register a third, fourth, fifth… student a 10% of additional discount will be added for each student.

*21% VAT will be added to the final price after discounts.


1st Session. Presentation of the course and the bases of the IT project management (10th of May: 16-20 hours)

  1. Introduction to the course and to the professional career as an IT Project Manager

1.1 Objectives and dynamic of the course

1.2. La carrera profesional como Gestor de Proyectos. El caso de los informáticos

1.3. PPM Certifications

1.4. Presentation of the PMBOK Guide

1.5. ISO 21.500

  1. Introduction to the IT Project Management (Direction)

2.1.   Objectives PMBOK Guide

2.2.   What is a project?

2.3.   What is IT Project Management?

2.4.   Relations between Portfolio Management, Programme Direction, Project Direction and Project corporate Direction

2.5.   Relation between Project Direction, Operations Management and Organizational Strategy

2.6.   Business Value

2.7.  Role of an IT Project Director

2.8.   Basis for IT Project Direction

2.9.   Business Case

  1. Influence of the Organization and Life Cycle of an IT Project

3.1.   Introduction 

3.2. Influence of the Organization and IT Project Direction

3.3.   Stakeholders and Project Direction

3.4.   Project Team

3.5.   Life Cycle of the Project

  1. Processes of the Project Direction

4.1.   Introduction

4.2.   Common interactions between processes of the Project Direction

4.3.   Project Direction process groups

4.4.   Initiating process group

4.5.   Planning process group

4.6.   Executing process group

4.7.  Supervision & Controlling process group

4.8.   Closing process group

4.9.    Project information

4.10.The role of the Knowledge Areas

2nd Session. Project integration management and PFC election (12th of May: 16-20:30 hours)

  1. Project integration management

5.1.    Introduction

5.2.   Developing a Project Charter

5.3.   Developing a Project Management Plan

5.4.   Directing and managing the Project work

5.5.   Monitoring and controlling the Project work

5.6.   Performing the integrated change control

5.7.   Closing the Project or Phase

  1. Project integration management

6.1.   Introduction

6.2. Dynamic, organization and evaluation

3rd Session. Scope of the Project Management (17th of May: 16-20:30 hours)

  1. Scope of the Project Management

7.1.   Introduction 

7.2.   Planning the Scope Management

7.3.   Requirements gathering

7.4.   Defining the Scope

7.5.   DET/WBS creation

7.6.   Validating the Scope

7.7.   Controlling the Scope

4th Session. Project Time Management (19th of May: 16-20:30 hours)

  1. Project Time Management

8.1.   – Introduction 

8.2.   – Planning the Chronogram Management

8.3.   – Defining the Activities

8.4.   – Sequencing the Activities

8.5.   – Activity Resource Estimating

8.6.   – Activity Duration Estimating

8.7.   – Developing the Chronogram

8.8.   – Controlling the Chronogram

5th Session. Project Costs Management (24th of May: 16-20:30 hours)

  1. Project Costs Management

9.1.   – Introduction

9.2.   – Planning the Project Costs Management

9.3.   – Estimating the Costs

9.4.   – Calculating the Budget

9.5.   – Controlling the Costs

6th Session. Human Resources Management (26th of May: 16-20:30 hours)

  1. Project HR Management

10.1.   Introduction

10.2.   Planning the HR Management

10.3.   Acquiring the Project Team

10.4.   Developing the Project Team

10.5.   Directing the Project Team

7th Session. Project Risks Management (31st of May: 16-20:30 hours)

  1. Project Risks Management

11.1.   Introduction

11.2.   Planning the Risks Management

11.3.   Identifying the Risks

11.4..   Performing the Qualitative Risk Analysis

11.5.   Performing the Quantitative Risk Analysis

11.6.   Planning the Risks Response

11.7. Controlling the Risks

8th Session. Introduction to the management of quality, communications, acquisitions and stakeholders of a Project (2nd June: 16-20 hours)

  1. Project Quality management

12.1.   Planning the Quality management

  1. Project Communication management

13.1.   Planning the Communication management

  1. Project Acquisition management

14.1.   Planning the Communication management

  1. Project Stakeholders management

15.1.   Identifying the stakeholders

15.2.   Planning the Stakeholders management


We use an EXCLUSIVE DIDACTIC MATERIAL with which, through 1.300 slides, we make a detailed PMBOK® review, complementing it with explanatory notes, graphics, images, examples and exercises which help the student to understand the basic concepts from a practical and entertaining but rigorous perspective.

Imparted by:

Xavier Mulet i Baixauli

Xavier Mulet i Baixauli

Xavier Mulet i Baixauli (Valencia, 1954) is graduated in Business Sciences, and in Economic and Business Sciences at University of Valencia; Computer Engineer at Polytechnic University of Valencia; Master of Science in Information Systems Audit, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) at ISACA (Information Systems Auditing and Control Association); Master of Project Management at The George Washington University, School of Business; PMP® (Project Manager Professional) (1998, #10.722) Certificate at PMI® (Project Management Institute); Master in Port Management and Intermodal Transport at Comillas Pontificial University.

He began his professional career in the world of TIC in Fujitsu Spain in 1973, after that he went to NCR as a Project Manager in the financial sector and to the Valencia Port Authority as an Information System Director. For almost 10 years he was an Associate Professor of the Business Organization Department at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Founder and President for 12 years of the PMI Valencia Chapter. Currently, he is the head of Organization and documental management at APV, academic co-director in the University Specialist of Project Direction at the Valenciaport Foundation, lecturer at the Business School of the Jaime I University and Past President at the PMI Valencia Chapter.

Rapporteur and lecturer in several conferences and seminars, both in Spain and in South America. He publishes numerous articles in various general and specialized in TI media.

His favourite hobby is to learn… teaching.