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ELE 3725 Project Management

APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
Norwegian version

ELE 3725 Project Management


Responsible for the course
Jan Terje Karlsen

Department
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

Term
According to study plan

ECTS Credits
7,5

Language of instruction
Norwegian

Introduction
The course will give an introduction to project management. The students will be given an understanding of what a project is and a basis for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will further develop the students’ knowledge about the problems of project work and will, by means of theory and practical examples, show how to plan, organize, manage and control a project to achieve the set goals.

Please note
This course has some overlapping issues with the specialisation course in Project Management, 15 credits. Consequently a combination of these two courses in a bachelor's degree will not be allowed.

Learning outcome
Acquired knowledge

  • The students will learn about how to start, plan, organize, manage risk, manage stakeholders, follow-up, and terminate a project.
  • The students will understand the role of projects in developing a private or public organization.
  • The students will be familiar with project management language, processes, techniques and methods.
  • The students will understand that there are many different types of projects that may be treated differently.

Acquired Skills
  • The students will be able to use several project management tools and techniques, for example milestone planning, network planning, risk analysis and stakeholder analysis.
  • The students will be able to take an active part in projects.

Reflection
  • The students will be able to reflect on the ethical problems associated with the organization of projects.
  • The students will be able to understand what it means to participate in a project team and show respect for other team members’ knowledge, opinions, roles and personality.
  • The students will be motivated to work in projects.

Prerequisites
None particular.

Compulsory reading
Books:
Karlsen, Jan Terje. 2016. Prosjektledelse : fra initiering til gevinstrealisering. 4. utg. Universitetsforlaget

Recommended reading

Course outline
  • What is a project and project work
  • Strategy and project management
  • Selecting and defining the project
  • Time planning
  • Cost and quality planning
  • Organizational structures and teamwork
  • Risk management
  • Project leadership and management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project control
  • Contract administration
  • Project completion and success evaluation

Computer-based tools
Microsoft Project.

Learning process and workload
Recommended use of hours:
Student activities
Hours
Lectures
27
Reading literature
93
Case studies
60
Working with Microsoft Project
20
Total
200

E-learning
In course delivery as online courses or evening classes, will lecturer, in collaboration with the Academic Services Network and evening studies, organize an appropriate combination of digital and class room teaching. Online students are also offered a study guide, which will help progression and overview. Total recommended amount of time for completion of the course also applies here.



Examination
A four-hour individual written exam concludes the course.
Examination code(s)
ELE37251 - Written exam, accounts for 100% of the total grade in the course ELE3725 Project Management, 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 (https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Hjelpemidler-til-eksamen.aspx).

Re-sit examination
For electives re-sit is normally offered at the next scheduled course. If an elective is discontinued or is not initiated in the semester it is offered, re-sit will be offered in the electives ordinary semester.

Additional information