Study Guide 2015-2016

TTA-71016 Project Management, 4 cr

Person responsible

Tuomas Ahola, Lauri Vuorinen


Implementation 1: TTA-71016 2015-01

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer



 2 h/week
 60 h/per


Lecture times and places: Monday 12 - 14 TB109


Exam passed based on course book and three assignments completed successfully.

Learning Outcomes

Project management course will familiarize students with the key concepts, practices and methods of project-based management, as well as the role and duties of a project manager. The goal of the course is that students will know the basic concepts and practices of project-based management and can apply selected key concepts in practice. They also understand the requirements that projects set toward the role and duties of a project manager. The course focuses on the knowledge, methods and skills of project planning and control that are needed for managing single projects successfully, throughout the lifecycle of the project.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Basic concepts of projects, project-based management and project business      
2. The basic methods of project-based 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-based management through participating in lectures, “reading clubs”, group assignments and the exam. The successful completion of the course will require that all three group assignments and the exam are passed successfully. The course is graded on a scale of 0 (fail)…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 and reading circles. 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 (1-5) will be used on the course

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   

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  

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