Master's Programme in Political Science and Management
Master's Programme in Social Communication
Language of instruction
Upon the successful completion of the course, the student should:
Be able to explain similarities and differences between projects and permanent organisations.
Know why organisations are increasingly using projects and project organising and, also, how projects can facilitate innovation.
Have a good grasp of the interaction between the project and the base organisation.
Be able to discuss key aspects of leadership in project work.
Appreciate the role of the project manager and diverse approaches to leadership in project teams.
The course offers an introduction to organisational project management, i.e. how organisations utilise projects for restructuring, development and innovation. Thus, the interaction between projects and the base organisation is central. We document why projects are proliferating in working life and discuss why. By assessing developments in project research, the course considers diverse aspects of the academic field of project management. The student is introduced to classical project management, with an emphasis on central concepts regarding phases and roles in the project. An important topic is leadership in project teams. We focus on projects as temporary organisations, including a section on communication and cooperation in international projects.
Lectures, group assignments and student presentations. The course is coordinated with ORG433 Projects in Organisations. The course has an expected workload of 270 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual, written term paper. Duration: Approximately two weeks. Graded assessment with letter grades.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.