Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Anno Accademico 2017/18
Project management
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Gestionale (Engineering And Management) - Torino
Docente Qualifica Settore Lez Es Lab Anni incarico
De Marco Alberto ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ING-IND/17 40 40 0 12
SSD CFU Attivita' formative Ambiti disciplinari
ING-IND/17 8 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria gestionale
ORA-01722: invalid number
This course guides students through Project Management knowledge and skills needed to successfully initiate, plan and manage projects in various industries and organizations. To stay competitive project-based businesses have sought to shorten production times, minimize resources and mitigate risks by effectively using a variety of Project Management methodologies and tools. The course will present these important aspects of successful Project Management implementation via teaching the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to organize, direct, and control projects. Management methods will be also revealed through practice and hands-on project team works from real-world situations.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
A project management framework will be used to illustrate how projects are managed through evaluating, financing, organizing, planning, monitoring, and controlling with reference to both traditional waterfall and agile project management processes. Within this framework, students will learn the main theories, methodologies and software tools necessary for each aspect of the Project Management process. By the end of the term students will be then able to adapt and apply the framework to effectively manage a project.
In particular, students will develop knowledge and methods for effectively organize, plan, and control projects in various industries and organizations. As learning outcomes, students are expected to understand:
- how project organizations and projects are structured
- governance of project management
- communication and teamwork in projects
- project financing, assessment and strategic planning
- project scope management
- cost, schedule and resource monitoring and control
- risk management, uncertainty and contingency management
To this end, students will acquire hands-on skills and learn how to use techniques and software tools to effectively manage a project. Such competencies/skills will include:
- define a project management organization
- implement a traditional waterfall project management framework
- apply agile project management techniques and use corresponding software packages
- evaluate project feasibility and define the financial structure of project funding
- initiate a project and create a project budget
- schedule time and resources for complex projects
- define performance metrics for project monitoring and use Earned Value Management techniques to monitor and forecast project performance
- use advanced features of project planning and teamwork management software
Prerequisiti / Conoscenze pregresse
It is assumed that students have basic knowledge in statistics, economics, and capital budgeting.
Section 1: Project Feasibility & Organization. Project feasibility involves evaluating possible projects, determining the appropriate capital structure and financing mechanism, and organizing the company and the project teams for competitiveness. Project portfolio and programs are also key to successful organization of a project-based company.
Section 2: Project Planning & Scheduling. Project planning involves establishing the Work Breakdown Structure, mapping this structure to the established organization and setting a schedule using various deterministic or probabilistic techniques such as Critical Path Method, Critical Chain, or Program Evaluation and Review Technique. Effective decision making competences are included in planning and scheduling processes.
Section 3: Project Contracting. Managing a project involves appropriate design and management of main contract, including a delivery system, a payment scheme and an award method.
Section 4: Project Monitoring & Control. Project Monitoring refers to the configuration and metrics used to monitor the progress, cost and schedule of a project throughout its life. Earned Value Analysis is one project management tool used to help answer these questions. Based on the information gathered through the Project Monitoring system, corrective action may be required to keep a project on track.
Section 5: Project Risk Management including risk identification, analysis, contingency management and response plans.