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Rural/local Development Project Management: Competence Baseline

The course deals with real case studies on planning models to address issues related to the processes and the potential steps to be taken to improve the competency elements. It relates a series of interconnected actions and activities that can be carried out to achieve a number of specific outcomes on applied research about planning in the public domain. These processes have clear dependency with others that are mentioned in other subjects of this Master Course.

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IGNACIO DE LOS RÍOS
ADOLFO CAZORLA MONTERO

 

Projects and Rural Planning.
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos.


Master's Degree Project Planning for Rural Development and Sustainable Development.

Last review: September 2011.

Valora esta asignatura

Credits: 2 ECTS.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • To have passed all courses of engineering degree or other higher education degrees
  • To have demonstrable experience in project management 
  • To know and master the specific skills of projects or to be familiar with the environment of development projects
  • To have completed or be pursuing the following subjects of the Master in Rural Development and Sustainable Management Project Planning
    - Competency Baseline in Project Management
    - Methodologies and participatory strategies in the management of development

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course deals with real case studies on planning models to address issues related to the processes and the potential steps to be taken to improve the competency elements. It relates a series of interconnected actions and activities that can be carried out to achieve a number of specific outcomes on applied research about planning in the public domain. These processes have clear dependency with others that are mentioned in other subjects of this Master Course. 

 The specific contents are:

  • The principles and concepts of Rural-Local Development Project Management 
  • The dimension of international competences for Project Management. 
  • The certified professional types for Project Management 
  • Behavioral and Contextual Competences for rural-project management success 
  • Technical competences for rural-project management 
  • Contextual competences for rural-project management 
  • Project Cycle and formulation, evaluation and monitoring. Methodologies.

 

COMPETENCES

 

Transversal Competencies

  • The student is able to analyze the roles of different actors in Project Management 
  • The student is able to distinguish interested parties and participation levels of actors involved in project management processes 
  • The student assumes the value of consultation as a tool for Project Management processes 
  • The student understands the different cases raised in relation to the arose conflicts & crisis, and how they are solved through Project Management 
  • The student develops empathy with a critical eye as an analysis tool 
  • The student links with consistency plans, programs and projects and integrates them into a logical process. 
  • The student is able to distinguish clearly between permanent and temporary organizations for Project program & portfolio implementation 
  • The student is able to identify potential aspects of Project Management where legal and ethics issues can be found. 
  • Teamwork 
 

Specific Competencies

  • Preparation for project formulation. Project management success. Project requirements & objectives. 
  • Interested parties. Analysis of actors and parties concerned. 
  • Procurement & contract 
  • Risk & opportunity. Analysis of problems and alternatives. 
  • Project Quality 
  • Project Organization and Planning. Project Structures and components. Formulation Methodology: project Design. Strategic alternatives. Definition of Objectives, Goals, and Project Design Criteria. 
  • Communication. Start-up. Close-out 
  • Management of Development Project Cycle: Time & project phases. Scope & deliverables 
  • Project monitoring. Changes. 
  • Control & reports. Information & documentation. Morphology: project documents. 
  • Resources. Cost & finance. Budgeting Project investment costs estimation. Project Funding 
  • The student is able to promote participative Project Management processes  
  • The student assumes the value of Project Management as a service process in the public domain aimed at the promotion of a common good 
  • The student is capable of distinguishing the multi-dimension field of project management. 
  • The student is able to identify technical, contextual and social problems that may arise in Project Management processes and to propose specific means for action. 
  • The student is able to distinguish the type of changes that can be managed from the planning office from the ones which require the participation of other parties. 
  • The student is able to propose planning processes according to the aims and limitations in a given social reality

 

TEACHING MATERIAL

  • Presentations
  • Bibliography 
  • Case studies and exercises. 
  • Practices 
  • Scientific articles

 

EVALUATION ACTIVIVTIES OR PRACTICAL TASKS

The assessment of the course will take into account two areas: 

  • Continuous assessment of subject units activities and workshops, performed in a specified time. This assessment corresponds to a 50% of the grade. 
  • Assessment of practices – proposal of planning models research – which corresponds to a 50% of the final grade. 

Each unit will be available according to the timing of the subject. As a general rule, units will be enabled sequentially, and in their deadlines for study and activities performance, the next units will be accessible, being the previous units enabled only for reading. 

The final assessment of competencies will be: 

  • 25.- Assessment of knowledge (technical competencies) by classroom participation. Technique of case 
  • 25%.- Assessment of technical and personal competencies to apply knowledge and to develop a project proposal (quality of the project proposal). 
  • 50%.- Assessment of personal competencies regarding oral communication and the ability of synthesize, forum participation: assessment of skills and team participation (participative workshops (25%); Oral presentations (25%).

 

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Copyright 2009, Autores y colaboradores. Reconocer autoría/Citar obra. Montero, A. C., Ríos, I. d. l. (2010, March 08). Rural/local Development Project Management: Competence Baseline. Retrieved August 21, 2014, from OCW UPM - OpenCourseWare de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Web site: http://ocw.upm.es/proyectos-de-ingenieria/rural-local-development-project-management-competence-baseline. Esta obra se publica bajo una licencia Licencia Creative Commons Licencia Creative Commons