Core content learning outcomes (knowledge and understanding) Upon course completion, the student will acquire skills to achieve International Project Management Association (IPMA) first level accreditation – certification; will know how to gain project approval; will have of a cross-disciplinary perspective (i.e., become familiar with and develop perspective and appreciation of reciprocal specialists’ needs, requirements and professional ‘culture’), as well as cross-cultural awareness, and will know how all aspects of business are important in formulating strategic plans and especially in implementing them – ethical codes of conduct are also discussed.
Core content learning outcomes (skills) Upon course completion, the student will understand the “rules of the road” of real projects and have increased ability to carry out a project, from project approval and planning to control and implementation; will have had consolidation and further development of existing disciplinary knowledge; will be more effective in communicating in projects and business.
Related competencies of the degree programme (Business degree perspective) This covers competencies from all aspects — from marketing and finance to strategic management, business communication, and IT competencies, etc. and provides the perspective of the other, engineering, students – thereby developing a interdisciplinary perspective.
The basics of project management from an international, integrated perspective: The PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) in THEORY – management of Integration, Communications, Human Resources, Time, Costs, Quality, Scope, Risk, Procurement, Ethics, and the process phases (planning, implementation, control, and closing). Also marketing, design and engineering issues in research and development, product improvement, new product development, the feasibility study in the industrial project life cycle are all covered.
The focus is also on interrelationships of project management with regard to change management, entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy.
A syllabus and flow chart will be provided on the first day.
Satisfactory 1 – 2
The student has achieved the course objectives fairly. Student will be able to identify, define and use the course subject area’s concepts and models. The student understands the criteria and principles of the expertise development.
The student has achieved the course objectives well, even though the knowledge and skills need improvement on some areas. Student is able to define the course concepts and models and are able to justify the analysis. The student is able to apply their knowledge in leisure, study and work situations. The student understands the importance of expertise in the field of business and is able to analyze his/her own expertise.
The student has achieved the objectives of the course with excellent marks. Student masters commendably the course subject area’s concepts and models. Student is able to make justified and fluent analysis and to present concrete development measures. The student is well prepared to apply their knowledge in leisure, study and work situations. Student is able to analyze the business sector expertise and the development of his/her own expertise.
Largely self-study – there will be lectures of course but the project management material is straight-forward, highly structure, and follows the question assignments precisely. There will be additional lectures on the different approaches to projects by e.g. engineering and business functions, International Management, and other related subjects. Final review tool in end is mainly multiple-choice questions.
Material will be provided The PMP (Project Management Professional) of the PMBOK.
Other suggested reading: • PINTO, J., Project Management – Achieving Competitive Advantage, Pearson 2010 • SCHWALBE, C., Information Technology Project Management, Thomson Press • VAIDYANATHAN, G., Project Management – Process Technology, and Practice, Pearson 2013 • CROSS, N., Engineering Design Methods, Wiley • FLOOD, R. & JACKSON, M., Creative Problem Solving, Total Systems Intervention Wiley &. Sons • HART, S., New Product Development. The Dryden Press • JONES, T., New Product Development. Butterworth • LOCK, D., Project Management, Gower • O’SHAUGHNESSY, Competitive Marketing: A Strategic Approach • TIMMONS, J. A., New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st century, 4th Ed. Irwin, USA • WHETTEN, D. & CAMERON, K., Developing Management Skills, Glenview, Ill Scott, Foresman and Co.