ME2017 Project Management: Leading Project-based Operations 6.0 credits
Projektledning: Ledning av projektbaserad verksamhet
Projects as a form of work organisation is becoming increasingly usual in all sectors of society, and project management thus become a usual work task for an increasing number of employees in companies and authorities. Most of the university students of today will in just a few years after graduation become involved in leading positions in project-based work. Many of the major employers of engineers are introducing project-based structures, even in the daily ongoing operations. Swedish industry are therefore becoming increasingly dependent upon its ability to organize project-based operations effectively – to develop its project competence.
In this advanced course, we focus on the implications of management and control in multi-project settings, i.e. operations where several projects are executed simultaneously. While this kind of settings have become increasingly usual during the past two decades, the development of theories and models for managing them has not unfolded that fast. Compared to the theoretical body of knowledge regarding management of single projects, multi-project management is still a field in development. During the course, we will therefore examine the current research literature within the field, and relate it to practical experiences from different industrial settings. A part of the work in the course will also be to develop and formulate own ideas and reflections on multi-project management as a field of research and practice.