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A block in the degree of master course Project Management and Operational Development to be studied after Practical Statistics, HM2004

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM2005 (Autumn 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Analysis of what is strategy and how is it linked to the decisions and performance of an organisation. Deployment of policies and strategies are connected to the performance of an organisation. Finding the communication pattern in an organisation and using that to define the necessary processes. The obstacles and the effect of company culture on the implementation is discussed and analysed. Also discuss how to measure and visualise the progress and results of an organisation and use those measurements for controlling the performance and to be used for continual improvements.

Intended learning outcomes

After finishing the study course the participant shall be able to:

  • Define the strategy of an organisation
  • Make a communication map of the main processes
  • Define the connection between an organisation’s strategy and the management system
  • Perform a strategy deployment as a basis for the management systems and the processes
  • Create the processes of an organisation as part of the management system
  • Make implementation plans for processes and management systems
  • Create a follow-up system based on measurements to control the management system and the processes
  • Using visualising methods for feed back to personnel
  • Managing a continual improvement system

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

To take it as a single course one needs to be eligible to the program and not admitted to the programme.

Recommended prerequisites

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Rummler, G A and Brache, A P. (2013). Improving Performance – How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart. Third Edition., USA: Jossey-Bass ISBN 978-1-118-14370-4

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • SEM1 - Seminar, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

SEM1 – Seminar, 4,5 ECTS credits Grades P, F

TEN1 – Written examination, 3,0 ECTS credit Grades A – E, Fx, F

Other requirements for final grade

Group tasks to be submitted during the course
Seminar as a group task solving a problem in a company (live or pedagogical case) 4,5 cr.
Written examination 3 cr.
A-F according to KTH standard

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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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.

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 HM2005

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Literature will be changed