Project Management (MNG163)

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Course goals

The course is designed to develop the insights and skills necessary to complete projects effectively, on time, and within budget. It also introduces students to organizational project management process, with special emphasis on its life cycle, and the tools used in managing and delivering projects. Upon successful completion of the course, students should have a solid understanding of contemporary project management and its benefits for their professional career and personal life.The course focusses on operational project management issues (scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, stakeholders) and gives an overview of strategic project management aspects in organizations. Centered on the Waterfall approach, the course also introduces basic concepts of Lean/Agile. Multiple learning formats are used throughout the course, including lectures, workshops, homework assignments and classroom presentations. In an intensive group work environment students develop real-life project plans. Results of the group work are presented and discussed in a predefined format during workshops.

Course results

  • Understand basic processes, models, roles and responsibilities of project management.
  • Develop project plans to ensure that project outcomes reflect an appropriate organisational strategy.
  • Choose and apply appropriate project stakeholder and risk management strategies.
  • Use leadership techniques for motivating project teams and developing leadership abilities.
  • Communicate a workable project management approach that includes the typical steps, activities, and participant roles for a project life cycle.