Learn how to analyze projects and project processes, and as a result, contribute to the accomplishment of projects.
Competence in project management is in this course understood as a generic competence, which can be applied in all project types and in the private as well as the public sector. You will become able to contribute to management of any project. Examples and cases will be drawn from projects relevant to the participants attending the course.
You will obtain insight into the project management discipline and its’ concepts and assumptions, and will be able to independently utilize the knowledge obtained to work out a project mandate with matching analyses and plans, and also to be able to evaluate project descriptions, analyses and plans worked out by other people. Furthermore, you will be able to independently follow-up on analyses and plans, and in the light of these provide proposals for an appropriate management effort.
Additionally, you will attain knowledge about how to guide a process in which more persons are involved to accomplish the abovementioned activities, and you will be able to put this knowledge into use to make suggestions on how activities concerning project planning and following-up can be organized.
Finally, the course will deal with how a person’s behavior related to project management may have a hampering or a promoting effect on the accomplishment of the project, and you will be able to independently apply this insight to (1) propose suggestions on your own appropriate behavior in relation to the work on a single project, and (2) be able to analyze and offer interpretations of the appropriateness of the behavior in project courses, where others are involved.
Teaching and instruction method
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams. The experimental work, data analysis and reporting will be done in teams of 3-4 persons.
You must have completed at least two years of engineering studies and have an interest in project management.