Welcome to this course!
For more information about the course content, please read the Course PM here!
Everything in the course will be carried out online.
All the live sessions will take place on this link: https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/69066609338
Communication: Annie Evaldsson (firstname.lastname@example.org) coordinates all communication in this course. Kindly direct all questions (via email) to her!
The table below provides important information (such as scheduled time, Zoom link, etc.) regarding the sessions that are organized LIVE. Please note that all sessions are built on material and preparations that are described under each module (check under "Modules" in the menu on the left).
|Week||Date||Time||Course Activity running LIVE
Preparations & Assignments
Links to the articles and the pre-recorded videos are available in the Modules
|11/11||10:00-11:45||PM Basics - Questions & Answers Session
|W47||16/11||08:00-09:45||Module 2 - The balance between leeway and rigour in managing projects|
|18/11||10:00-11:45||Module 2 - Shadow System of Project Management|
|W48||23/11||08:00-09:45||Module 2, Seminar 1- How to deal with the Shadow System in practice|
|25/11||10:00-11:45||Module 3 - Lecture: No project is an island|
Module 3 - Questions & Answers Sessions: Agile & Design thinking
|W49||30/11||10:00-10:45||Module 4 - Lecture: ´Fuzzy Front end´ of New Product Development projects|
|02/12||10:00-11:45||Module 4 - Lecture: Knowledge integration in projects|
|14:15-16:00||Module 4, Seminar 2 : Ideas and knowledge
||Basics Test - Retake
|09/12||13:15-16:00||Module 5, Seminar 3 : Visualization in projects
1) Watch pre-recorded videos (available in Module 5, Seminar 3)
2) Read two articles by Eppler and Burkhard (2007) & by van der Hoorn (2020) and fill in the summary table
|W51||14/12||10:00-10:45||Module 6 - Lecture: Managing complex projects in uncertain environments||Read three articles by Shenhar (2001), de Meyer et al. (2002) (same article than for Module 3) and Olausson & Berggren (2010)|
|13:15-15:00||Module 6, Seminar 4 : Managing complex projects in uncertain environments
||Read the three articles by Shenhar (2001), de Meyer et al. (2002) (same article than for Module 3) and Olausson & Berggren (2010) and fill in the summary table.|
|15:15-17:00||Module 6, Closing lecture : balancing between textbook PM and the unique context of projects||Read the article written by Segrestin (2005)|
Course books (available as e-books on the library website):
- Module PM Basics
Maylor, H. (2010). Project Management (4th ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson Prentice Hall. (Selected chapters – more information available on Canvas)
Pinto, J. K. (2012). Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage (3rd Global ed.). Boston: Pearson Education. (Selected chapters – more information available on Canvas)
Scientific articles (all articles are available on Canvas):
- Module Navigating in the shadow system of PM
Engwall, M. (2002). The futile dream of the perfect goal. In K. Sahlin-Andersson & A. Söderholm (Eds.), Beyond project management - New Perspectives on the Temporary-Permanent Dilemma (pp. 261-277). Malmö: Liber Ekonomi
- Module Project methodologies
- Module Ideas and Knowledge
Reid, E. and de Brentani, U. (2004). The fuzzy front end of new product development for discontinuous innovation: a theoretical modelPreview the document. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (21), 170-184
- Module Visualization in projects
- Module Managing complex projects in uncertain environments
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