EH2720 Management of Projects 7.5 credits

Projektstyrning

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.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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 *

Upon completion of this course, participants shall understand what a project manager does and how one works in an industrial project by being able to:

  • describe and apply the different phases of a project, i.e. plan, follow up, and finish a project
  • use methods and tools for planning and following up a project considering time, costs and resources
  • give examples of how activities such as project meetings and documentation are carried out and managed
  • with the starting point of an project model create necessary project documentation
  • plan and perform a risk analysis
  • analyse an industrial project
  • present results through oral and written communication

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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

Recommended prerequisites

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

Students from all master programs are welcome!

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Literature

Handbook for small projects

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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: 1,5p + PRO2: 1,5p + PRO3: 1,5 p + PRO4: 2,2 p).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Joakim Lilliesköld

Liv Gingnell

Further information

Course web

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 EH2720

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EH2030 Business Development and Quality Management

EH2770 IT Management with Enterprise Architecture

Contact

Liv Gingnell (livmvr@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Supplementary information

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

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:
http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.