Course description

Project Management

Introduction

The course starts with an introduction to project management. The students will be given an understanding of what a project is and a foundation for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will further give an understanding of the problems of project work and will by the help of theory and practical examples show how to manage a project to achieve the goals.

Course content

  • Project characteristics
  • Project selection
  • Project success criteria
  • Project management
  • Project planning
  • Project control
  • Risk management
  • Conflict management
  • Project organization
  • Stakeholder management and project relations
  • Project portfolio
  • Contract administration
  • Benefit realization
  • Culture and international projects

Learning outcome knowledge

  • The students understand the role of projects in developing a private or public organization.
  • The students are familiar with project management language, processes, techniques and methods.
  • The students have knowledge about how to start-up, plan, organize, manage risk, manage stakeholders, follow-up, and terminate a project.

Exam organisation

  • Class participation: 40%
  • Written assignment: 60%