IY1441 Process and project management

Single subject course, 7,5 Higher education credits, First cycle, spring semester 2021

It is no longer possible to apply to this option

The course aims to develop the student’s knowledge of industrial business processes as well as tools and methods to manage and control them. The course also aims to develop the student’s understanding of and ability to lead and manage projects. A further purpose is to increase the student’s understanding of how process and project management can be used to develop and improve businesses.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: Distance, mixed-time, part-time 50%
  • Period : 2021-January-18 until 2021-March-28
  • Education level: G1F
  • Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
  • Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.
  • Location: Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.
  • No. of occasions: Mandatory: none, Voluntary: none
  • Main field of study: Industrial Economics and Management
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: Download
  • Entry requirements: Completed courses of 30 credits in technology of which at least 6 credits in industrial economics and management

Content

Process and project management have become common tasks in large and small organizations, as well as a dominating work form in many industrial and technology-intensive organizations. The course is a summary of process and project management disciplines, with a special focus on management and working methods in business, development and innovation projects within technology-intensive companies. Combined with case studies, the course provides tools and methods for process and project management. A large attention is also paid on the role of project manager in technology-intensive sectors and research and development work.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

• Describe the general structure of the project management theory as both a practical and scientific emerging knowledge field.
• Understand the relation between projects and their external environment as well as carry out a stakeholder analysis for a specific project.
Competence and skills

• Formulate project goals that are business-oriented, user-connected, realistic, solution neutral, and assessable.
• Analyse practical problems in industrial business context by means of project management tools and theoretical models.
Judgement and approach

• Describe, choose and use tools for detailed time planning, work flows, project budgeting, as well as project monitoring in a project's execution.
• Use tools and models from the course to give recommendations on how the control of a project can be prepared, be carried out and be improved.

Course literature and other teaching material

Tomas Jansson and Lennart Ljung (2017) Project Leadership for Individuals and Teams, ISBN: 9789144119557
A list of articles will be added as course compendium.

Course literature and other teaching material

Tomas Jansson and Lennart Ljung (2017) Project Leadership for Individuals and Teams, ISBN: 9789144119557
A list of articles will be added as course compendium.

Learning methods

The course consists of lectures and group assignments.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Course Manager
  1. Cholada Kittipittayakorn

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

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