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Project Management

Course outline

 

General Information:

 

School: Economics & Social Sciences

Department: Business Administration

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Course code: 406

Semester: D

Course title: Project Management

ECTS: 5

Weekly teaching hours: 4

Type of course: mandatory/general background

Prerequisite courses: No

Language of instruction and exams: Greek

The course is offered to Erasmus students: No

Course URL: https://eclass.uth.gr/courses/DE_U_119/

Learning outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

-     gain an understanding of the basic and critical characteristics of projects, their connection to broader financial and operational objectives and the principles of the project life cycle,

-     gain knowledge of project management tools and techniques and how they are used to ensure successful completion of projects on time and within budget,

-     be able to distinguish the key roles in a real or a project case study and to appreciate the role of the interested parties in the implementation of the project,

-     use project management methodologies to identify key elements such as critical path, dependencies and a realistic schedule,

-     analyze and calculate key project cost elements and their connection to the project schedule.

General Skills:

-     Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

-     Adaptation to new situations

-     Decision making

-     Autonomous work

-     Teamwork

-     Work in an international environment

-     Work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     Generating new research ideas

-     Project planning and management

-     Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

-     Respect for the natural environment

-     Demonstration of social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

-     Development of criticism and self-criticism

-     Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

-     Other skills

Moreover, the course aims to develop the following general skills:

-     Critical ability and self-criticism

-     Ability to cooperate

-     Interpersonal skills

-     Search data using the necessary technologies

Course Content:

-     Analysis of key Concepts for the projects

-     Introduction to Project Management

-     Leadership and guidance in Operations and Projects

-     Employee Performance, Motivation, Incentives and Rewards

-     Selection, Changes and Evaluation of Personnel

-     Time planning of the Projects

-     The Cost of the Works

-     Time Programming, MPM Method

-     Analysis of financial problems in the projects

Teaching & Learning Methods - Evaluation

-     Method of delivery: face-to-face

-     Use of information and communication technologies: Use of information and communication technologies in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students. Electronic communication with students, learning-process support through the “e-class” online platform.

Activities & Semester Workload

Lectures: 40

Study of references: 28

Submission of assignments: 40

Exam preparation: 40

Final exams: 2

Total: 150

 

Evaluation of students:

Written final exam (100%) including:

-     Multiple choice questions

-     Analysis of roles and stakeholders in a brief case study

-     Solving problems related to quantitative data of a time, cost project

-     Comparative assessment of main theoretical elements

Recommended bibliography:

Book [77109652]: Διοίκηση και διαχείριση έργων – Μέθοδοι και τεχνικές, 3η έκδοση, Πολύζος Σεραφείμ. Σελ. 691

Book [41955477]: Διαχείριση Έργου, Αρχές και Τεχνικές,  Rory Burke, Επιμέλεια: Κωνσταντίνος Κηρυττόπουλος, ΈλεναΡόκου, Σελ. 456

Project management institute,  https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards/framework

International Project Management Association, https://www.ipma.world/individuals/standard/

European Union, PM² Project Management Methodology, https://europa.eu/pm2/home_en

Harvey Maylor, Διοίκηση Έργου, Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος 3η έκδοση, 2005

Αντ. Δημητριάδης, Διοίκηση, Διαχείριση Έργου, Εκδόσεις Νέων Τεχνολογιών, 2004