BMP 2315 Project Management

BMP 2315 Project Management

Course code: 
BMP 2315
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Anne Live Vaagaasar
Course name in Norwegian: 
Product category: 
Executive - Bachelor of Management
2024 Spring
Active status: 
Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
Associate course
Course codes for multi- or associated courses
Course codeSemester
BMP 2316
2023 Autumn
BMP 2317
2024 Spring

The course will give an introduction to project management. The students will be given an understanding of what a project is and a foundation for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will further give an understanding of the problems of project work and will by the help of theory and practical examples show how to manage a project to achieve the goals. This cours emphasizes a leadership and management approach  to prosject execution. It refelects on both decisiongate approaches and agile execution methodlogies. Key aspects of projects execution, such as establishing projects, planning projects, organizing, governance, uncertainty management, stakeholder management, benefit realization as well as the impact of digitalization are discussed.  

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

By the end of course the student will have developed the following knowledge outcomes:
have good 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 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 basic knowledge of economic analysis of a project
have basic knowledge of uncertainty attached to a single project and the project portfolio
have basic knowledge of management of a project portfolio
have insight into research and development work within the field of project management
have the ability to keep oneself updated on vital knowledge within the subject


Learning outcomes - Skills

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 conduct and use a stakeholder analysis
be able to use a milestone plan to plan a project
be able to do detail planning of a project
be able to organize a project by the help of responsibility charts and the assignment of roles, responsibilities and authorities
be able to conduct an economic analysis of a project
be able to conduct an uncertainty analysis of a project
be able to analyze a professional text on project management and draw own conclusions
be able to utilize knowledge from project mnanagement theory on practical and theoretical problems
be able to utilize results from research and development work
be able to search for and evaluate information about project management in critical and ethical ways
be able to write a discursive text on a project

General Competence

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
be able to contribute to the development of a project organizational culture within own enterprise through exchange of viewpoints and experiences
have an understanding of the role that could be played by projects in developing public or private enterprises and the society

Course content

Session 1 - Project concept and overview of project work
Session 2 - Project planning and uncertainty
Session 3 - Project organizing
Session 4 - Project execution and control
Session 5 - Project management
For a more detailed description, see "Free text" below.

The project paper will be a practical assignment, where the students by the help of theory and methodological tools shall solve a practical problem associated with project work in an organization (private company, governmental agency, organization etc.). The paper should not exceed 30 pages of text.

Teaching and learning activities

The course consists over two semesters. For administrative reasons the program is organized as two courses. In the first semester the students are registered as students on BMP 2316, in the second semester BMP 2317.  

Demonstration of computer-tools might take place.


In all BI Executive courses and programs, there is a mutual requirement for the student and the course responsible regarding the involvement of the student's experience in the planning and implementation of courses, modules and programmes. This means that the student has the right and duty to get involved with their own knowledge and practice relevance, through the active sharing of their relevant experience and knowledge.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this. 

Required prerequisite knowledge

There are no specific prerequisites needed to be accepted to the program. The target group for the program is people from industry with working experiences.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Group/Individual (1 - 3)
2 Semester(s)
The students must hand in a project paper at the end of the course, which counts for 60% of the total grade. A individual home exam counts for 40%.
More detailed instructions will be given about the requirements for the project paper.
Exam code: 
BMP 23152
Grading scale: 
Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
72 Hour(s)
Exam code: 
BMP 23151
Grading scale: 
Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
Total weight: 
Student workload
120 Hour(s)
12 Hour(s)
Feedback activities and counselling
40 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
76 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
378 Hour(s)
150 Hour(s)
24 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 30 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 800 hours.