NSCPHD1103 Project Management
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This course introduces you to basic concepts and tools to be used in project management. The knowledge and skills you will received are generic and transferable across organizations and different kind of projects.
Aiming at how to manage a project the course will take you through the different phases in a project: 1) defining, 2) planning, 3) executing and 4) closing. The focus in the course will be on the planning phase and you will be presented with tools useful in steering deliverables, cost, time, risk management and stakeholder management. The planning phase is crucial for steering the execution of a project but so is the ability to lead a project team. Therefore the course will touch on how to lead a team and on team dynamics. The course provides a basic understanding of the different parts of project management in order to develop the skills of the PhD-students contributing to a future job. But the knowledge and skills the course provides are not only for future use. PhD-students can apply the project management tools to their own PhD-project. The course will be a mix of lectures, exercises and teamwork. There will be examples from how companies work with projects and the course will be conducted in corporation with professional project managers from private companies.
On completion of the course the participant is expected to
have gained a practical foundation for planning, controlling and
This includes knowledge of:
- The concepts of projects, diffent phases and the project life cycle
- Team dynamics
- Project Leadership
And skills/experiences in:
- Defining a project
- Planning for milestones and deliverables
- Scheduling for costs, time and resources
- Risk and stakeholder management
Larson, E.W. & C.F. Gray: "Project Management. The
Managerial Process". 6th ed. McGraw-Hill. International
[It is important that you get hold of the International Edition!]
Two weeks after the last course day each course participant must hand in a reflection essay.
- Project work
Send an email no later than 11th April
Indicate full name, CPRno. and KU username.
- 2,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- OtherAssessment and approval of essay
- Exam registration requirements
Participation during the entire course.
- Marking scale
- completed/not completed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Friday 27th May handing in the essay.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome