2017-2018 / GEOG0622-1

Project management


10h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in geography : climatology (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in geography : general (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in geography : geomatics and surveying (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Jean-Paul Donnay


Jean-Paul Donnay

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1. Definitions and terminology
2. Division of a project
3. Estimating resources
4. Planning techniques
5. Scheduling
6. Test and assessment
7. Leading a project
8. Quality management

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduction to the theory and tools (WBS, OBS, PERT, GANTT, control panel, etc.) of project planning and management

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Common design methods of databases and information systems (ex. MERISE). Co-requisite with Chapter 1 of the GIS course (GEOG0238)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercises on computer with a dedicated Open Source software (ProjectLibre - OPENPROJ)

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

- Face-to-face, intensive one-week module alterning theory and exercises
- Given by Eric Bourreau (LIRMM - Université de Montpellier), invited professor at ULg, under the coordination of JP Donnay

Recommended or required readings

- Slides in PDF format available on the eCampus server
 - Required reading: Morley, C. (2016) Management d'un projet système d'information, 8th edition, Paris : Dunod.

Assessment methods and criteria

- Report devoted to an exercise processed on computer, assessed by the invited professor and the coordinator
- Open book examination at the end of the course week

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

- One-week intensive course (including examination)
- Room 4/18, building B5a (Institute of Physics)


Professor Jean-Paul Donnay (coordinator) jp.donnay@ulg.ac.be
Units of Geomatcs Institute of Physics (B5a) Agora, 19 Allée du 6 Août 4000 Liège

Items online

Project Management
PDF files of the slides presented during the course