IND200 Practical Project Management

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Asmamaw Tadege Shiferaw

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:A course of 10 credits normally requires 250 hours of work

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .

About this course

The subject is a modern project management course based on the national project governance regime for quality assurance of public investment projects, and the platforms of PMI and IPMA for Project management and governance.

1. Project development in the early phase. The main topics:

  • The conceptual framework, project phase models. the value perspective
  • Project concept development, need assessment, project objectives and strategies, alternative analysis and evaluation criteria.
  • Multi Criteria Decision Analysis

The focus is on developing and section of the right project concepts, and delivering high value projects.

2. Projects in the planning and implementation phases. The main topics:

  • Concepts, project management parameters
  • Project planning, project organizing, project work breakdown structure (WBS), cost estimating, scheduling, procurement and contract strategy, communication and uncertainty management.
  • Project progress follow up, status reporting, forecasting time and cost, and project value

Practical project examples are part of the lecture series.

Learning outcome

The course provides basic skill for managing and governing of projects at the different phases of the project development process. The candidate will get knowledge on the methods and procedures that are used to evaluate alternative project concepts. Project examples will be presented to give students better understanding of the theory that are discussed during the lecture hours.
  • The course is based on internal and external knowledge and experience in project implementation and management. Practical examples in combination with theory will be emphasized. Student teams conducts several case that relate to the themes of the lecture. The teamwork is also used for practical training on project work where evaluation of the process is an important element.
  • Written exam 100 %. The final exam lasts 3 hours.

    Semester project counting 40%

    Written exam Grading: Letter grades Permitted aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids Term paper Grading: Letter grades
  • External examiner participates together with ineranl examiner in the design of the exam questions.
  • Participation in the assignment is mandatory.
  • 2 lectures (2 hours per lecture) and 2 hours of exercise per week.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)