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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

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 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 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!

Literature

Handbook for small projects

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, , grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO3 - Project, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO4 - Project, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO5 - Project, 2.2, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 0.8, grading scale: P, F

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).

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Contact

Liv Gingnell (livmvr@kth.se)

Examiner

Joakim Lilliesköld <joakiml@kth.se>

Liv Gingnell <livmvr@kth.se>

Supplementary information

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

Add-on studies

EH2030 Business Development and Quality Management

EH2770 IT Management with Enterprise Architecture

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.