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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

20329 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - CLAPI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10)
Course Director:
MASSIMO MAGNI

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: MASSIMO MAGNI


Course Objectives

In this twenty-first century, organizations rely mostly on project-based configurations. This perspective requires the adoption and the application of a broader range of project management capabilities. Thus, the main objective of this course is twofold. On one hand, it analyzes the organizational issues related to project management viewed from different perspectives. In particular, the first part of the course points out the critical aspects of organizational structure. Moreover, adopting both traditional teaching and case study discussions, it analyzes the critical aspects of team management, and it provides important insights concerning leadership behaviours. On the other hand, the second part of the course is focused on the technical aspects of project management. It analyzes the characteristics of project plan development, and it offers a thorough explanation of resource management. Additionally, the second part of the course explores project risk prevention and intervention.


Course Content Summary
  • Overview of project management theory
  • Critical aspects of projects
  • Organizational structure and project management
  • Team management in inter-functional projects
  • Managing conflicts in project teams
  • The leader's role in managing projects
  • The project plan
  • Project requirements and objectives
  • Project time and resource management
  • Project risk management

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Attending students

Attending students evaluation will be based on the following items. Each item will contribute to the final grade with a specific weight (expressed as percentage):

  • Final written exam (individual)= 50% of the final grade
  • Group assignment (group)= 40% of the final grade
  • Class active participation (individual) = 10% of the final grade

Non-attending students

  • Written exam (individual)= 100% of the final grade
Written exam (individual)= 100% of the final grade

Textbooks

Attending students

  • Course materials provided by instructors
  • Reading packet

Non-attending students

  • J.P. Clements, and J. Gido (2012) Effective Project Management, International Edition, 5th ed. South Western Publishing. ISBN-13: 9781111824051 / ISBN-10: 1111824053. You can purchase the book at: http://edu.cengage.co.uk/catalogue/product.aspx?isbn=1111824053

Note: Students who haven't passed the exam yet: please contact the course responsible

Last change 27/01/2012 11:20