Start date

October 2022

Frequency

Part-time

Fruition

Online

Duration

3 Months

Credits

15

A project manager facilitates the proper coordination of the actors involved and interrelated activities, while at the same time ensuring quality, cost-effectiveness and value creation.

The CSP in Design and Project Management trains the students for establishing the structure, roles and tools that help to conceptualise, plan, control and, ultimately, successfully implement each project. This is why it includes Agile methodologies , whose greater dynamism and flexibility are creating a new paradigm in project management in which figures such as Scrum Master or Product Owner are becoming increasingly important.

Similarly, incorporating methodologies and tools from the world of design, such as the design process or design thinking, as well as skills aimed towards organisation, communication and leadership, given that these are key elements for the proper coordination of the actors involved in the activities required to fulfil the project’s objectives.

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Objectives

The objective of the course is to train students in the conceptual and technical tools for designing, planning, developing, controlling and implementing projects.

Students learn to manage projects in an efficient and innovative manner thanks to the various methodologies taught in the course (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, UX) in combination with the conceptual vision and tools of the design world, such as the design process or design thinking. The programme also prepares students to take the official Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) and/ or Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU I) exam of Scrum.org, thereby managing to obtain another internationally recognised qualification in addition to IED’s Professional CSP.

Students are able to design and lead projects adapted to the activity of their professional field, as well as identifying and applying the most suitable methodologies and tools depending on the type and/or phase of the project. Group work is encouraged and promoted, so that participants test techniques and methodologies in multidisciplinary teams. 

Online programme:

The course follows a challenge-based learning technique that consists of solving various activities linked to a fictitious situation through the resources provided in the virtual classroom. These tasks are developed autonomously by following the established delivery schedule. A specialist in each module guides students over the course of the learning process through the connect-IED platform.

Scrum.org certification:

The programme includes an assessment module for official Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum with User Experience training, depending on the student’s interest and professional development. This project is carried out in a group setting with the aim of testing and analysing the possibilities offered by the dynamics of working in a multidisciplinary team.

Students complete a research project in two phases as a framework for applying the new knowledge acquired during the course:

Phase 1: Students develop the research, analysis, ideation and general planning of a project based on the requirements of a collaborating IED company, applying all the methodologies and tools learned during the first part of the course. Once completed, students present the project to the academic coordinators and the collaborating company for assessment.

Phase 2: Students resume the previous project, carrying out its development, deployment and implementation by applying the Agile methodologies and tools learned during the second part of the course, with the aim of presenting the progress and implementation of the project to the academic coordinators and collaborating company.

The objective of the course is to train students in the conceptual and technical tools for designing, planning, developing, controlling and implementing projects.

Students learn to manage projects in an efficient and innovative manner thanks to the various methodologies taught in the course (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, UX) in combination with the conceptual vision and tools of the design world, such as the design process or design thinking. The programme also prepares students to take the official Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) and/ or Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU I) exam of Scrum.org, thereby managing to obtain another internationally recognised qualification in addition to IED’s Professional CSP.

Students are able to design and lead projects adapted to the activity of their professional field, as well as identifying and applying the most suitable methodologies and tools depending on the type and/or phase of the project. Group work is encouraged and promoted, so that participants test techniques and methodologies in multidisciplinary teams. 

The professional programme is aimed at all professionals (creative, technical, managerial and/or management profiles) who wish to acquire specific tools and methodologies for project management and design regardless of the specific area in which they perform their functions.

– Middle management, communication, marketing and design professionals, those responsible for strategic planning and project management.

– Middle managers with responsibilities in managing and/or developing projects.

– Professionals dedicated to the world of business and strategic planning.

– Entrepreneurs and industrialists from various sectors who seek to question their own production processes and product conception.

– Designers from all disciplines.

– Communication and marketing specialists.

– Other professionals with concerns in organisation and work by projects and results.

Admission profile: Graduates or degree holders in any discipline applicable to the business environment, designers specialising in any field, engineers, architects, marketing and business professionals. A CV and motivation letter are required for enrolment. If any of the requirements for admission are not met, the school evaluates each case individually and reserves the right to call the applicant for a personal interview.

Professional Opportunities

– Project Manager / Manager of multidisciplinary projects

– Leading teams involved in the development of projects

– Strategic vision for the conceptualisation, development and launch of new products and services

– Apply Agile management methodologies to design projects in order to maximise performance

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