This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Autumn 2017
Decision to discontinue this course:No information inserted
Development, procurement, and delivery of complex technical systems normally occur in the form of a project, that is, personnel from different parts of an organization collaborate in working towards a well-defined goal. Since the project organization is temporary, effective routines and methods are required for planning, managing, following-up, and documenting the different phases of the project. This is so that the submitted technical requirements placed on the project are reached within the given time frame and at budgeted cost. A complex technical system is a plant or product where software and hardware together comprise the completed system.
In order to provide the students a versatile insight in the management of industrial projects, realistic cases are combined with theoretical studies and guest lectures. In the theoretical parts of the course, fundamental skills in project management such as planning, documenting, and following up are treated. Further, important areas such as risk management, group dynamics and project leadership is be discussed throughout a series of more practically oriented guest lectures.
Content and learning outcomes
The course focuses on creating an understanding of problems connected with technical management rather than offering practical competence in a particular project method. Nevertheless, invited guest lecturers will present examples of different project models.
Within the course the following moments are treated: the "project" as a working form, product development, delivery and procurement projects, interplay between supplier and customer, presentation and examples of project models, the different phases of a project, the bidding process, risk analysis, leadership, group dynamics, documents in a project, for example, request for bid, bid, contract, project manuals, project plan/start-up reports, progress reports, project conclusion, and evaluation, quality standards.
Intended learning outcomes
The overall aim of the course is to give participants an understanding of the problems connected with the management of industrial projects.
Upon completion of this course, participants shall:
- be well acquainted with the different phases of a project
- be able to create and use the documents required for defining, planning, managing, and reporting a project
be knowledgeable about how activities such as project meetings, documentation, oral presentations, and risk analysis are carried out and led
Literature and preparations
For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 5 or equivalent
For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent
Students from all master programs are welcome!
Eriksson, M., Lilliesköld, J., Handbok för mindre projekt. Liber, 2005 (ISBN 9147052708)
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PRO1 - Project, - credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO2 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO3 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO4 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO5 - Project, 2.2 credits, grading scale: P, F
- SEM1 - Seminar, 0.8 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
80 % mandatory class attendance (SEM1: 0,8 p).
5 written exercises (PRO1: 0,0p + PRO2: 1,5p + PRO3: 1,5 p + PRO4: 1,5 p + PRO 5: 2,2p)).
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web EH2010
Main field of study
EH2790 Requirements Engineering
EH2030 Business Development and Quality Management
Is replaced by EH2720 Management of Projects
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