BIK 6601 Project Management 2

Norwegian version

BIK 6601 Project Management 2

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
The course builds on BIK 6600 Project Management 1. The compulsory literature from that course is still of relevance. In this course BIK 6601 Project Management 2 the emphasis will be on organizing, planning, analysis, reporting, communication and quality in project work.

The learning outcomes for BIK 6600 Project Management 1 are valid also for BIK 6601 Project Management 2. In addition we have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have developed the following knowledge outcomes:
  • have more in-depth knowledge of organizing, planning, analyzing, reporting, communication and quality of project work
  • have basic knowledge on human cooperation in all phases of project work
  • have basic knowledge on quality assurance of a project
  • understand that there are many different types of projects, which may be treated differently
  • have insight into research and development work within the field of project management

Skills outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have developed the following skills outcomes:
  • be able to conduct and use a stakeholder analysis
  • be able to do detail planning of a project

Value/attitudes outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have developed the following value/attitudes outcomes:
  • be able to contribute to the development of a project organizational culture within own enterprise through exchange of viewpoints and experiences

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. 2016. Målrettet prosjektstyring. 7. utg. NKI-forlaget
Karlsen, Jan Terje. 2013. Prosjektledelse : fra initiering til gevinstrealisering. 3. utg. Universitetsforlaget. Særlig vekt på kapitlene 1, 3-5, 7-9, 11, 14-15
Skytternoen, T. og Vaagaasar, A.L.. 2015. Verdiskapende Prosjektledelse. 1.. cappelen Damm. Hele, med særlig vekt på kapitlene 3-6, 9, 12-13.

Recommended reading

Course outline
  • Different kinds of projects
  • The project life cycle and its phases
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Project planning, especially network planning
  • The project manager
  • Project organizing, especially team and leadership
  • Quality assurance of projects
  • Project culture

Computer-based tools

Learning process and workload
The course consists over one semester. The teaching will consists of lectures, itslearning, groupdiscussions and project thesis supervision. The course will also be given by Center for Distance Education as a combination of seminars and use of Internet.

Some of the courses demonstration of computer-tools might take place.

The students are evaluated through a five hours individual written exam.
Examination code(s)
BIK 66011 Project Management 2, written exam five hours. The exam counts for 100% of the grade of BIK 6601, 7,5 credits.

Examination support materials
BI approved exam calculator. Examination support materials at written examinations are explained under examination information in the student portal @bi. Please note use of calculator and dictionary in the section on support materials (

Re-sit examination
At the next ordinary exam.

Additional information