73435 - Project Management

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  • Teacher Marco Antonio Boschetti

  • Credits 6

  • SSD ING-INF/05

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Computer Science and Engineering (cod. 8614)

  • Course Timetable from Feb 20, 2023 to Jun 05, 2023


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Al termine del corso lo studente: - conosce i principi base del Project Management e ha padronanza degli approcci riscontrabili nel settore della produzione di software, partendo da quelli più tradizionali fino agli approcci iterativi e adattivi tipici delle metodologie "agile"; - conosce qualche strumento di supporto alla gestione di progetti e ha approfondito alcuni aspetti pratici anche con esercitazioni di laboratorio; - è in grado di partecipare e/o gestire un progetto di sviluppo software.

Course contents

  • Introduction to project management.
  • Definition of project, program, portfolio.
  • Definition of scope, quality, resources and their interrelationship.
  • Definition of project management.
  • Definition of processes and knowledge areas involved in project management according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Management of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholders.
  • The life cycle of a project and its management: traditional, incremental, iterative, and adaptive.
  • Scoping process group.
  • Planning process group.
  • Launching/executing process group.
  • Monitoring and controlling process group
  • Closing process group.
  • Exercises.
  • Seminars.


  • Lecture Notes.
  • Project Management Institute, “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)”, Sixth Edition, 2017, ISBN: 978-1628253825.
  • Project Management Institute, “Agile Practice Guide”, 2017, ISBN: 978-1628251999.
  • F.P. Brooks, “The mythical man-month: essays on software engineering - Anniversary Edition”, 1995, Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 978-0201835953.
  • R.K. Wysocki, “Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 6th Edition”, 2011, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-1180-1619-0.

Teaching methods

Lectures propose both theoretical and practical aspects concerning the different topics. Examples and exercises help students to understand the practical use of the proposed methodologies, templates, and tools.

Assessment methods

A final oral examination assesses the achievement of learning objectives:

  • knowledge of project management principles and of the main approaches used;
  • knowledge of processes, templates, and tools to support the project management with some details of the practical aspects;
  • ability to manage a project.

To be admitted to the final examination, the student must submit a project simulation, previously agreed with the teacher. During the oral examination, the student discusses the project simulation submitted and must answer questions to assess the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.

Teaching tools

Lecture notes, slides, seminars, exercises, examples.

Office hours

See the website of Marco Antonio Boschetti