EH2010 Management of Technology 7.5 credits

Projektstyrning

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: autumn 17.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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

Course main content

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.

Eligibility

For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in Swedish B/Swedish 3  and  English A/English 5 or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in Swedish B and  English A or equivalent

Students from all master programs are welcome!

Literature

Eriksson, M., Lilliesköld, J., Handbok för mindre projekt. Liber, 2005 (ISBN 9147052708)

Examination

  • PROA - Project Task, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PROB - Project Task, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PROC - Project Task, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PROD - Project Task, 2.2, grading scale: P, F
  • SEMA - Seminar, 0.8, grading scale: P, F

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)).

Offered by

EES/Industrial Information & Control Systems

Contact

Claes Sandels, claes.sandels@ics.kth.se

Examiner

Joakim Lilliesköld <joakiml@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Is replaced by EH2720 Management of Projects

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact: pstyr@ics.kth.se

Add-on studies

EH2790 Requirements Engineering

EH2030 Business Development and Quality Management

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.