Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Project management

[ProjMan]
G General Teaching


Abstract

 The project oriented approach is considered in leading companies as an efficient method to manage both market and client oriented deliverables (i.e. products and services) as well as investments. In order to better manage and control projects, enterprises often evolve from a "Functional organisation" into a "Matrix organisation", in which a new breed of leaders appears: Project Managers. The Project Management Profession becomes a key element in the new and global enterprise model.

The EURECOM Global Project Management class aims at introducing the different Project Management concepts and techniques, mixing "main tent" presentation of key topics and hands-on case studies for each student to experience team dynamics and managing sample projects.

Teaching and Learning Methods: Lectures (all attendees) and Case Study sessions (in groups).

A case study in the technology domain will be performed during the course, from session to session. The main purpose of this case study is to illustrate, use and get familiar with the different Project Management methods and techniques introduced during the lectures. The case study may require some work between the class sessions. Students will present their work to the whole class for the purpose of sharing and obtaining feed-back. In order to optimize the effectiveness of each session, the students will be expected to keep the topics addressed in earlier sessions fresh in their mind, prepare for the case study, and actively participate through questions and presentation of the results of the case study.

Course Policies: Active participation in the Case Study sessions is expected.

Bibliography

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK(R) Guide )--Fifth Edition  Publisher: Project Management Institute

Fundamentals of Project Management, Fourth Edition   by  Joseph Heagney  AMACOM (C) 2012

Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise   by  John C. Goodpasture  J. Ross Publishing (C) 2010

Requirements

English language; Preliminary Project Management knowledge is not expected

Description

The main tent topics address the major Project Management areas: Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communication, Organization and Risk. The class uses the terminology and the presentation defined by the Project Management Institute, the most widely spread and acknowledged standard.

Learning outcomes:

-      Understand Project Management concepts, techniques and language.

-      Be able to easily integrate in a project teams.

-      Be able to implement basic Project Management techniques to start driving small projects.

Nb hours: 36 to 42 hours

Grading Policy: Final Exam (Multiple Choice questionnaire)

Nb hours: 42.00
Nb hours per week: 3.00