Project Management

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0105
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: th
Teacher Team: Norrgård, Kenneth
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2013   3 autumn   5.0        
IB-2014   3 autumn   5.0        
IB-2015   3 autumn   5.0        
LT-2015   2 spring   5.0        
IB-2016   3 autumn   5.0        
LT-2016   2 spring   5.0        
IB-2017   2 autumn   5.0        
LT-2017   2 spring   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student will know how to plan a project for developing business information systems and how to act as a member in such a project. The student will gain knowledge and understanding in defining, planning, managing and following up project activities.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 135 h
of which
On-line tasks and week tasks 65 h
- weekly tasks, assignments, self-tests, reflections, reading and giving feedback
Workshops and team project 70 h
- weekly tasks, team work, lectures, woekshops, project work and reporting
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Organisational behavior


The lectures are online and are available in the VAMK Portal (Moodle).
The theoretical part is divided into 5 parts with Reading to do and other study material to cover:
Part 0: Getting started – 1p
Part 1: An Overview; The Role of the Project Manager – 10p
Part 2: Project Planning; Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives – 10p
Part 3: Risk Planning; Control and Evaluation – 10p
Part 4: Work Breakdown Structure; Scheduling – 10p
Part 5: Managing the Project Team; Project Models – 10p
Self tests as quizzes – 25p (a quiz for each part = 5 x 5p)
A Reflection assignment – 5p
A Team Project on an approved topic - 54 p

Recommended or Required Reading

Fundamentals of Project Management (4th Edition)
Author: Heagney, Joseph
Publisher: AMACOM Books
Date Published: 09/2011
The book is available virtually on ebrary, the virtual library of Tritonia
Articles, video clips and other material, links provided in the Portal.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Readings, videos, tasks, assignments, self tests, reflecting on learning, giving feedback, a final project report

Assessment Criteria

The student has actively studied all of the lessons and knows well the basics of project managament and has shown capability to put knowledge into practiceand and has exellent knowledge of the subjects
The student has actively studied all of the lessons and knows the basics of project managament and has shown good knowledge of the subjects
The student has taken part in all of the lessons and is familiar with the basics of project managament and has shown satisfactory knowledge of the subjects

Assessment Methods

Weekly assignments, self tests, reflections, a final Project report. The approach of Task Oriented Learning is used. All study performances will give points and the students are expected to work and perform during the whole course.