Course Name: Project Management
Course Code: S2293020
Course Module: Business & Management
Responsible: Xing Bi
Department: School of Economy and Management, Tianjin University
Time Allocation (1 credit hour = 45 minutes)
The course Project Management is focused on teaching methods and tools for planning and managing complex product or system development projects. We assume that the enterprise has already chosen what product or system to develop, so that the class can focus on the preparation, planning, monitoring and adaptation of projects.
Basic knowledge of management.
The class is specifically designed for students in the Engineering program and therefore assumes that they already have a basic knowledge of project management. Ideally, they will have already managed one or more projects independently and will therefore understand the fundamental tensions between technical scope, cost, schedule and risk.
The overall objective of this class is to introduce advanced principles, methods and tools for project management in a realistic engineering context, such that they can be taken back to the workplace to improve their ability to manage complex product and system development projects.
Introduction to advanced methods and tools of project management
Design Structure Matrix
Discrete Event Simulation
Earned Value Management
Realistic application of methods (strengths, limitations) and strategic issues
Industry Examples (interspersed)
Real Options in Projects
Appreciation for organizational and human aspects
Program Management—managing multiple projects in parallel
International Project Management (geographically dispersed teams)
Project Manager soft skills and typical profiles
Class Discussions, Project Assignments and Homework
Textbooks & References
Active Participation: 15% Homework: 60% Team project: 25%
CT6: To have the basic concept about how the company functions and the capability to understand economic problems such as quality management, competitiveness and productivity and commercial demands.
CT9: To be competent for a job position in a company and have a good career path; To have sense of responsibility, teamwork spirit, cooperation and leadership capacity, project management capacity, and capacity of communicating and working with experts and non-experts, and carry out innovation management.
CT11: To have the capacity to understand and evaluate one’s work and understand one’s own abilities (especially in a certain respect of the discipline) and to be able to make correct career choice.
Students: Computer science, Year 3