BIK 6600 Project Management 1


BIK 6600 Project Management 1

Responsible for the course
Anne Live Vaagaasar

Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction

Bachelor Program in Project Management consists of three courses, where each course builds on the previous one. It is taken as a prerequisite that the students follow the progression through the program (Project Management 1 before Project Management 2, and Project Management 1 and 2 before Project Management 3). After completion of all three courses the program will be accepted as a 30 credits Bachelor Program or as an optional specialization as part of the Bachelor Program.

In addition to the regional colleges, Center of Distance Education will offer this program with its own specific teaching.

The courses of the program:

  • BIK 6600 Project Management 1 (PL 1): 7,5 credits
  • BIK 6601 Project Management 2 (PL 2): 7,5 credits
  • BIK 6510 Project Management 3 (PL 3): 15 credits

Learning outcome
Knowledge outcomes
By the end of course the student will have developed the following knowledge outcomes:
  • have basic knowledge of vital topics and problems within project management, concerning management, planning, organizing, execution, control, and termination of project
  • have knowledge of basic concepts within the subject
  • have the ability to keep oneself updated on vital knowledge within the subject

Skills outcomes
By the end of the course the student should have developed the following skill outcomes:
  • be able to draw up mission and goals for a project
  • be able to use a milestone plan to plan a project
  • be able to organize a project by the help of responsibility chartsand the assignment of roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • be able to write a discursive text on a project

Value/attitudes outcomes
By the end of the course the student should have developed the following value/attitudes outcomes:
  • be able to communicate with others on professional matters withing the subject of project management
  • be able to contribute to the development of good practice within the field by exchanging viewpoints and experiences
  • have an understanding of the complexity of project work and own contribution

There are no specific prerequisites needed to be accepted to the program. It is considered a prerequisite that the students follow the progression through the program.

Compulsory reading
Andersen, Erling S., Kristoffer Grude og Tor Haug. 2009. Målrettet prosjektstyring. 6. utg. NKI-forlaget
Westhagen, Harald, Ole Faafeng ... [et al.]. 2008. Prosjektarbeid : utviklings- og endringskompetanse. 6. utg. Gyldendal akademisk

Recommended reading
Esnault, Michel. 2005. Prosjektoppstart : du har ikke tid til å ha det travelt. Gyldendal akademisk

Course outline
  • Project concept (characteristics of a project, pitfalls of project work, daily project work)
  • The goals and limitations of a project
  • Project planning, with focus on milestone planning
  • Project organizing (actors and responsibilities, the functioning of the project organization, responsibility charts)
  • Project control (methods for project control, project control on different levels, project monitoring)

Computer-based tools
itslearning. There are no specific requirements to computer-tools in the course. In some of the courses demonstration of computer-tools might take place.

Learning process and workload
The course consists of 42 hours of instruction over one semester or six full days of instruction. The teaching will consists of lectures, group discussions and project thesis supervision. The course will also be given by Center for Distance Education as a combination of seminars and use of Internet.

The students must hand in a project paper at the end of the course. An important part of the course will be that the students already from the start identify a project, which they can study during the course period. The project can be completed or still active. The project will be the basis for the project paper. The paper can be written individually or in a group of maximum three students. Supervision will be given. The paper should not exceed 20 pages of text (figures and tables not included).

Examination code(s)
BIK 66001 Project Management 1, term paper. The paper counts for 100% of the grade of BIK 6600, 7,5 credits.

Examination support materials
All aids allowed

Re-sit examination
Re-sit at the next exam.

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