Getting things done in time

    Project Management, 5 ECTS cr


    Project Management, 5 ECTS cr

    Learn to define, plan, manage and follow up a project – in time.

    • Mode of Teaching: Hybrid teaching
    • Enrolment: 1.8.–1.9.2021
    • Time: 6.9.-19.12.2021
    • Language: English
    • Price: 75 € or 300 € Open UAS tuition fee

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    Target Group

    • Business students, year 2
    • For anyone interested in project management methods
    • Professionals working in SMEs who want insights into modern Project Management

     

     

    Course Overview

    Benefits

    After completion of this course you

    • know the main principles of project management in a multicultural setting
    • know how to plan a project for developing business information systems and how to act as a member in such a project
    • gain knowledge and understanding in defining, planning, managing and following up project activities.

    Content

    The lectures are online and are available in the VAMK Portal (Moodle). The theoretical part is divided into 5 parts with Reading to do and other study material to cover:

    • Part 0: Getting started – 1p
    • Part 1: An Overview; The Role of the Project Manager – 10p
    • Part 2: Project Planning; Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives – 10p
    • Part 3: Risk Planning; Control and Evaluation – 10p
    • Part 4: Work Breakdown Structure; Scheduling – 10p
    • Part 5: Managing the Project Team; Project Models – 10p
    • Self tests as quizzes – 25p (a quiz for each part = 5 x 5p)
    • A Reflection assignment – 5p
    • A Team Project on an approved topic - 54 p

    Teaching Methods

    • Weekly assignments
    • Self tests
    • Reflections
    • Team work
    • A final Project report

    The approach of Task Oriented Learning is used. All study performances will give points and the students will work actively during the whole course. The student will be able to follow the study performances in form of earned points during the course.

    The student needs a working Internet connection and headphones for online lectures. The course includes teamwork, where students form teams of 3-4 people and complete a small research project.

    Study Material

    • Fundamentals of Project Management (4th Edition), Author: Heagney, Joseph, Publisher: AMACOM Books, Date Published: 09/2011 (The book is available virtually on ebrary, the virtual library of Tritonia)
    • Articles, video clips and other material, links provided in the Portal.

    Evaluation

    Weekly assignments, self tests, reflections, a final Project report. The approach of Task Oriented Learning is used. All study performances will give points and the students are expected to work and perform during the whole course.

    • grade 5: The student has actively studied all of the lessons and knows well the basics of project managament and has shown capability to put knowledge into practiceand and has exellent knowledge of the subjects
    •  grade 3: The student has actively studied all of the lessons and knows the basics of project managament and has shown good knowledge of the subjects
    • grade 1: The student has taken part in all of the lessons and is familiar with the basics of project managament and has shown satisfactory knowledge of the subjects

    Schedule and Location

    The course will start on Monday, September 6. Kick-off lecture will be held on Zoom at 14:30 on Tuesday, September 7. Teacher will announce more detailed schedule and location later.

    Further Information

    Senior Lecturer Kenneth Norrgård: kno@vamk.fi, 040 549 3520

     

    Enrolment

    Students can begin enrolling in courses on August 1, 2021. The deadline to complete enrolment is September 1, 2021.

    NOTE! The course code is TIP0105-3004, you need it when you register.

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    Further information about enrolment, tuition fees and cancellation policy: avoin@vamk.fi