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A.A. 2019 / 2020

Secondo semestre
Tipo attività formativa 
[PDS0-2018 - Ord. 2018] comune
Lingua insegnamento 


Obiettivi formativi 

D1 - KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING - To provide students with the background and analytical skills necessary to understand the structure and functioning of project management

D2 – APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING – To make the student able to develop advanced skills to develop his/her ability to plan, develop and manage a project

D3 - MAKING JUDGMENTS - To promote the student's ability to evaluate critically the possible problems that managing a project could create

D4 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS – To teach the student to express the concepts learned during the course with accuracy and precision. Communication skills are very important for a career in the project management in every field

D5 - LEARNING SKILLS - To make students able to orient themselves in the context of project planning and management – planning a project, developing and estimating the work, managing the project successfully – and to increase their ability to find the best sources for their goals




The course offers an introduction to project management skills related to the scope, time, risk, communication and quality of a project, which are useful for planning and controlling the projects that people or organizations develop.
During this course students will increase their knowledge about the critical areas of project management, methodologies and management tools, technical and behavioural skills that the project manager must develop to reach the end of a project successfully.
Based on a case study, students will develop a project proposal, a useful planning tool at any stage of a project. In parallel, a space will be created to discuss various issues related to the success of a project with experts in the field.
The course is divided into four parts, some of which will run in parallel during the semester:

FIRST PART - Project management overview. Project planning: defining and planning a project; developing the project schedule; team-building; determining the project budget.

SECOND PART - Project execution: managing project changes, deliverables, issues, risks and quality.

THIRD PART - Essential elements for any successful project: issues related to the success of a project to be discussed with various experts in the field.

FOURTH PART – Actual development of a (written) project proposal, which should be scientifically relevant and feasible in any of its parts, by the attending students divided into small groups.

Metodi didattici 

Teaching methods include lectures with the help of slides; participation of experts who will share their knowledge with the students; and the involvement and direct participation of the attending students, divided into small groups, in the development of their own project proposal.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento 

ATTENDING STUDENTS: the final assessment is based on one written exam with open-ended questions and the submission of a written work (the project proposal), prepared by the attending students divided into small groups.

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS: given the nature of the course, attendance is strongly encouraged. However, for non-attending students the final assessment is based on a written exam with open-ended questions concerning the content of the textbook ‘Fundamentals of Project Management’ and the selected chapters from ‘Project management absolute beginner’s guide’.

Testi di riferimento 


Heagney J. (2016) Fundamentals of project management, AMACOM.


Heagney J. (2016) Fundamentals of project management, AMACOM.

Horine G. M. (2017) Project management absolute beginner’s guide, QUE (only chapter 3, Essential Elements for Any Successful Project; chapter 9, Determining the Project Budget; chapter 17, Managing Project Communications)

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