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LOG765 Project Planning and Control

LOG765 Project Planning and Control

Course code: 
LOG765
Course name: 
Project Planning and Control
Program of study: 
Erfaringsbasert master i logistikk
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Project Planning and Control
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Project Planning and Control
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
7.5
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2021 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2021 Vår
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

Equivalent to the requirements for acceptance to the MSc in Logistics programme. Experience in the use of IT-based tools and some knowledge of statistics are required. Mathematical skills corresponding to higher secondary school's S1 will be needed.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Please notice that this course replaces and completely overlaps with IDA725 Project management as it was previously given and therefore ought to have a 100% reduction of credits awarded. 

Course content

Please notice that this course replaces and completely overlaps with IDA725 Project management as it was previously given and therefore ought to have a 100% reduction of credits awarded. 

The course will include the following topics:

  • Identifying and organizing a project, governance and financing: Project initiation related to the organizational context: strategy, goal, and objectives.
  • Managing project teams. The role of a project manager.
  • Models for project organizing, pitfalls and conditions for success, the role of the project manager.
  • Tools and techniques for identification, planning and budgeting. Estimating and controlling costs whilst dealing with project uncertainties.
  • Resource planning, work breakdown structure and scheduling.
  • Project risk management. Defining critical path and timelines
  • Progress metrics and follow-up: Project control, progress reporting and evaluation: The earned value method.
  • Quality control, documentation and change control management. Project termination and audit.
Learning outcome

After having completed the course, the candidate should:

  • have a deep understanding of project work. We aim to teach the basic understanding of the project working model applied analytically as well as proactively to a wide range of situations. This also entails a comprehensive understanding of the hallenges and corresponding success factors for project execution.
  • have a broad knowledge of methods and techniques to plan and conduct large projects, based on a systematic and evidence-based approach. 
  • have a thorough understanding of the tools, methods, and processes for project planning and control, especially to analyze and evaluate project status based on progress information.
  • be able to analyze risk elements in projects and suggest how to deal with them. It will be necessary to be able to create an overview of different stakeholders' interests and responsibility in projects.
Working and learning activities

3 hours of lecture per week, plus mandatory exercises. There may also be individual- and group-work with assignments and self-study activities, which could comprise elements of the exam curricula, even if participation is not compulsory. Students who do not participate in the activities are themselves responsible to acquire equivalent material and lessons learned. 

Obligatorisk arbeidskravAntall arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravFremmøteKommentar
Oppgave(r) 2 2RequiredExercises have to be handed in by specified deadlines, after which hand-in is void and the exercise will not count as passed. Exercises need to be carried out in the same semester as the examination.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Oppgave(r)
Courseworks given: 2
Courseworks required: 2
Presence:Required
Comment:Exercises have to be handed in by specified deadlines, after which hand-in is void and the exercise will not count as passed. Exercises need to be carried out in the same semester as the examination.
VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerHjelpemidler
SkoleeksamenIndividuell4timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)100 Kalkulator som kan inneholde data + generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Skoleeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:4
Type of duration:timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:100
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Kalkulator som kan inneholde data + generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
EmneVektingsreduksjon
IDA725 Project Management7.5
Vektingsreduksjoner:
Course name:IDA725 Project Management
Credit reduction:7.5