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Programme Master in Management
Academic Year Academic Year 2021/2022
Module/course Code OP123
Delivery location Madrid
Language English
Course type Specialisation
Contact hours 120
ECTS M1 before 2020 16
ECTS M1 from 2020 20
Level 5 (year post baccalaureate)
Semester Spring
Module name Digital Project Management 2
Field (Discipline) Project Management
Academic Department Information & operations Management


Module/course Summary

The aim of this specialization is to create and specialize the new generation of project managers and leaders to lead the modern reality of agile companies and the era of digital transformation, having full knowledge of the structure and organization of the companies, the modern enabling technology, and of international intensive projects, through the latest trends in digital project management and agile principles and practices.

It is designed for students interested in careers in the following fields:, business manager, complex project manager, digital transformation project manager, business consultant, strategic planner, product manager.

With this specialization, the students will be able to evaluate the need of an international-strategic-innovation project to be managed from an agile approach and what are the steps to first take in order to start-up an adaptive working process, giving tools and practices to boost the productivity, organization and collaboration within the project’s team.

Mandatory Courses for the Option
  • UL1D - Digital & Strategic Portfolio Management (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Alejandro RUIZ
  • UL16 - Agile Project Management (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: José COBO 
  • UL20 - Live Case Study: Project Management / Consulting Firm (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Lucas DE MINGO / Petros CHAMAKIOTIS  
  • UL1E - Big Data for Social Science (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Javier BARBERO
  • UL10 - CAPM® Certification by PMI® (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: José COBO 
  • UL24 - Analytics Tools and Advanced Excel (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Javier BARBERO   

Elective Courses (To choose 2 course from the following options to complete 120 hours for the Option)

- Electives
  • UL21 - Total Leadership (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Gonzalo LANDALUCE 
  • UL1B - Managing Virtual Project Teams (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Petros CHAMAKIOTIS 
- Live Case Studies
  • UL1F - Live Case Study 1. Airline/Tourism Industry (15 hours – 2.5 ECTS) Prof.: Lola HERRERO


Note: The Digital Project Management 2 Specialization (OP31A) is independent from Digital Project Management 1 (OP31). Therefore it is not required to attend DPM1 in order to enroll in DPM 2.


Courses Introduction


The course will provide the students with the methodology to be able to transform the business needs into a Digital & Technology (D&T) systems projects portfolio, create the portfolio management office, define indicators and dashboards to track performance, familiarize with portfolio management tools and manage projects dependencies across the portfolio.

The course also provides insights about main types and characteristics of D&T projects and the role of the digital or technology project manager.


The aim of this course is to offer an approach of how to tackle complex projects, bringing the Scrum framework and Agile principles beyond software development to the broader world of Project Management, from the basic concepts of technical Scrum to a general view of how an Agile organization would be. This course contains material that can be used in the future as a basis for the first steps on a hybrid methodology development, adapted to different work environment.


The course is designed around a real project that the students have to deliver for a company.

Live Case Studies are seminars conducted with a partner company for the students to work on a consulting project related to a real issue facing the company at the time of the seminar. The aim of this courses is that the students apply the knowledge developed mainly in two courses (consulting methods and project management in practice) and, depending on the contents of the project proposed by the company, the knowledge acquired in other core or specialized courses (i.e. Digital Business Transformation, Human Resource Management, Organizational Design, etc.).


The course is designed around a real project that the students have to deliver for a company.

Live Case Studies are seminars conducted with a partner company for the students to work on a consulting project related to a real issue facing the company at the time of the seminar. The aim of this courses is that the students apply the knowledge developed mainly in two courses (consulting methods and project management in practice) and, depending on the contents of the project proposed by the company, the knowledge acquired in other core or specialized courses (i.e. Digital Business Transformation, Human Resource Management,
Organizational Design, etc.).



During the last two centuries, social sciences have studied various disciplines centred on the human being such as demography, politics and psychology. All the studies carried out to date have allowed us to better understand the human needs and functioning of societies, contributing greatly to improving the standards of people's quality of life.
Before the era of Big Data, the classical methodologies and techniques used by the social sciences to perform their researches and increase their knowledge have always had high costs associated, causing it to be complicated to have data samples large enough to obtain exactly the objectives sought.
However, thanks to the enormous development of the computing power during the last decades, as well as the current ability to obtain and store data, the social sciences are evolving to another level that offers multiple advantages and new ethical challenges.
During this course, it will be explored the basic concepts of the social sciences, Big Data and how both can be integrated in order to achieve a knowledge of the human being that a few years ago would have been unimaginable.


PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects. Based on the key processes and project life cycle phases, this course is designed to succeed to this selective certification exam. It is also a unique opportunity to deepen knowledge in Project management and techniques. CAPM is a credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). There are currently 618,933 active PMP certified individuals and 272 chartered chapters across 104 countries worldwide. Government, commercial and other organizations employ PMP certified project managers in an attempt to improve the success rate of projects in all areas of knowledge, by applying a standardized and evolving set of project management principles as contained in PMI's PMBOK Guide. The PMP Certification ranked #5 with Global Knowledge "15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2016", and #8 with Care realism "Top 10 Professional Certifications For A Bright Future".


In the actual world, data is constantly acquired and measured. Customer behavior, business metrics and geo-located payment transactions are only some examples of everything what is stored in millions of databases all over the world.

However, raw data by itself is useless because its lack of intelligence. It is necessary to process and understand it to be able to convert it into actionable insights.

The aim of this course is to learn how to implement optimal and efficient data intelligence models to cover the gap between data acquisition and decision-making processes.


This course is about growing as a leader in all parts of your life and having fun while doing so.

It’s a new era for leadership in business. Emerging economic, social, and cultural pressures demand that business leaders, at all levels in an organization, find better ways to align their leadership vision, core values, and everyday actions to produce needed, valued results at work as well as at home, in the community, and for the self.

Most approaches to learning business leadership focus on performance and results. In this program the focus is on growing your capacity as a leader in all aspects of your life. We start with you, the developing leader, as a whole person. The challenge is to use leadership skills to improve performance in all domains of life — traditionally seen as conflicting — which can, with a shift in mindset about the meaning of work and the development of new skills, become allies in producing results that matter most.

Now more than ever leadership is not just about work, it’s about life. Success in the new world of business requires us to see leadership and life as pieces of the same puzzle. Total Leadership is a proven method for integrating work, home, community, and self –and improving performance in all these parts – by the powerful combination of increased authenticity (being real), integrity (being whole), and creativity (being innovative).

Total Leadership was created by Stew Friedman, founding director of the Wharton School’s Leadership Programs and its Work/Life Integration Project, and former head of Ford Motor’s Leadership Development Center.


Virtual Project Teams (VPTs), involving globally dispersed members who work together in digitally mediated environments, require new management skills for both their members and their leaders. This digital transformation of teams — from physically collocated to digitally mediated — affects project management in most industries, including engineering, hi-tech, and financial services, among many others. In this module, you will learn what management practices are necessary in order to work successfully within the VPT context. Through a combination of theory and practical in-class games and activities, we will be exploring questions such as: What leadership styles work best in VPTs? How can you unleash your creative potential when your teammates live and work in different time-zones? And how do you deal with conflict with ‘online strangers’ in your VPT?


The main objective of AMADEUS Live Case Study, is bring students to the reality and challenges Amadeus key enterprise in GDS in the tourism & travel sector, knowing the main trends in the sector, the company management procedures and its implications. The students will design and propose concrete managerial proposal, aligned to the specific scenarios and challenges of Amadeus.