TTA-71016 Project Management, 4 cr

Person responsible

Tuomas Ahola

Lessons

Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
TTA-71016 2018-01 4 Tuomas Ahola
Lauri Vuorinen
Exam needs to be passed succesfully (exam is based on the course book) and two group assignments need to be completed successfully.

Learning Outcomes

The course will familiarize students with the key concepts, practices and methods in the field of project management, as well as the role and duties of a project manager. Students become familiar with the basic concepts and practices of project management and can apply key concepts in practice. Students learn the requirements that projects set toward the role and duties of a project manager. The course covers on knowledge, methods and skills in the areas of project planning and control that are needed for managing projects successfully, throughout their life-cycles.

Content

Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Basic concepts related to projects, project management and project business      
2. The basic methods in project management, including managing project scope, schedule and costs as well as managing resources, procurement and risks.      
3. The role of the project manager, particularly in connection with project-based organizing and managing the project team.     
4. Selected key issues regarding project business, such as project marketing and sales, project-related services, and the entity of managing project business.      

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The course consists of the students familiarizing with the course literature and enhancing the understanding of project management through participating in lectures, group assignments and the exam. The successful completion of the course will require that all group assignments and the exam are passed successfully. The course is graded on a scale of 0 (fail) to 5 (excellent). The exam will cover about 65% of the course grade, and the assignments will cover about 35% of the grade. The exam is based on the course book, supported with learning through the lectures. The group assignments are based on applying selected themes in the course book in a practical example project, and the analysis work carried out in the student team.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Project business   Artto, Martinsuo & Kujala       This is the same material in English (as the Finnish book). Either material can be used as reading for the exam.   Yes   
Book   Projektiliiketoiminta   Artto, Martinsuo & Kujala       WSOY Oppimateriaalit2006 tai uudempi painos   Yes   

Prerequisites

Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
TTA-11010 Teollisuustalouden perusteet Advisable   1
TTA-11017 Basics of Industrial Management Advisable   1

1 . Or equivalent

Additional information about prerequisites
Basics of Industrial management is expected as prerequisite knowledge.



Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
TTA-71016 Project Management, 4 cr TTA-71010 Project Management, 4 cr  
TTA-71016 Project Management, 4 cr TETA-1031 Project Management, 4 cr  

Updated by: Baggström Minna, 09.03.2018