Select Academic Year:     2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
Professor
CINZIA DESSI' (Tit.)
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[11/80]  MANAGEMENT [80/25 - Ord. 2018]  Direzione e Creazione d'Impresa 6 36
[70/84]  ENERGETIC ENGINEERING [84/00 - Ord. 2018]  PERCORSO COMUNE 4 36
[70/85]  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING [85/00 - Ord. 2019]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 36
[70/88]  CHEMICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING [88/00 - Ord. 2020]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 36

Objectives

The course aims to provide students with the basic tools of the methodology of Project Management, showing principles, tools and main techniques used during the 5 phases of the project life cycle, both for small and large projects, focusing on the right processes needed to defining, planning, organizing, monitoring and closing projects, from a managerial view.

To date from 16/04/2019, the Department of Economic and Business has agreed an Act of Agreement with the Italian Institute of Project Management® (ISIPM), for collaboration in the dissemination of the culture of Project Management in Italy, with particular attention to project management knowledge certification/qualification programs.
Among other things this act of agreement will allow the SEA Department to organize, at its locations, ISIPM-Base certification exam tests® for students who have previously attended a preparatory course provided by the SEA Department, to a discounted price (to be paid directly to ISIPM) of .85 Euros for ISIPM-Base certification® (instead of .170) plus 30 Euros for the annual membership fee (total of 115 Euros).

The Project Management 2019/2020 course is structured taking into account this opportunity for students.

A) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. At the end of the course, the student will know and understand the principles and methodologies that should be applied in the definition of an effective business strategy, with a comprehensive overview of what is the methodology of the project management and its scope of application.

B) ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. At the end of the course At the end of the course, the student will be able to critically evaluate the entrepreneurial choices and to increase their managerial skills in the field of project management through:

C) MAKING JUDGMENTS. At the end of the course, the student will have developed critical spirit, unhooked from ideological bias and political considerations. He/she will have acquired full capacity in formulating autonomous and conscious judgments, with reference to the strategic context of the company with the ability to solve problems closely connected to the 5 phases of the lifecycle of a project. He/She:

D) COMMUNICATION SKILLS. At the end of the course, the student will be able to communicate his/her knowledge reached, inherent in the management of the company, with particular reference to project management. He/she will be able to communicate correctly and effectively with the various stakeholders in the sector, in private and in public audience, because he/she will have mastered the technical language typical of project management. He/she will have matured communicative skills closely connected to:

F) EARNING SKILLS. At the end of the course, the student has developed learning skills that will enable him/her to continue the project management theme individually, also through the analysis and study of further specialized material, coming from both fields as specialized institutions of the subject, and research and academic fields. This will enable him/her to learn without difficulty the evolution of business realities and markets, through the acquisition of new methodologies of analysis in the field of projects, as well as to update and develop their knowledge and skills in the professional field.

Prerequisites

There is no formal prerequisite to attend the course. However, it is desirable that students have basic knowledge of management concepts like organization, enterprise, strategy, competitive advantage, innovation.

Contents

- The context (4 hours)

Projects, programmes and project portfolios;
Strategies, operations and value generation;
Scope, objectives and project constraints;
Project governance and organisational structures;
Project and project management lifecycle;
Project management maturity models;
Project management standards and regulations

- Processes for project management (16 hours)

Process groups
Thematic groups:
Integration
Stakeholders
Scope
Resources
Time
Costs
Risks
Quality
Supplies
Communications
Analysis of the startup job group;
Analysis of the planning process group;
Analysis of the execution process group;
Analysis of the audit process group;
Closing Process Group Analysis

- Relationship management (6 hours)

Awareness;
The perspective of stakeholders;
Effective communication;
Leadership, motivation and teaming;
Ethics

- Techniques and tools (10 hours)

Techniques and tools for starting the project;
Techniques and tools for project planning;
Techniques and tools for running and controlling the project;
Techniques and tools for closing the project;
IT tools for project management.

Contents

- The context (4 hours)

Projects, programmes and project portfolios;
Strategies, operations and value generation;
Scope, objectives and project constraints;
Project governance and organisational structures;
Project and project management lifecycle;
Project management maturity models;
Project management standards and regulations

- Processes for project management (16 hours)

Process groups
Thematic groups:
Integration
Stakeholders
Scope
Resources
Time
Costs
Risks
Quality
Supplies
Communications
Analysis of the startup job group;
Analysis of the planning process group;
Analysis of the execution process group;
Analysis of the audit process group;
Closing Process Group Analysis

- Relationship management (6 hours)

Awareness;
The perspective of stakeholders;
Effective communication;
Leadership, motivation and teaming;
Ethics

- Techniques and tools (10 hours)

Techniques and tools for starting the project;
Techniques and tools for project planning;
Techniques and tools for running and controlling the project;
Techniques and tools for closing the project;
IT tools for project management;

Teaching Methods

For the Academic Year 2021/2022 the teaching will be delivered mainly in presence, integrated and "increased" with online strategies, in order to guarantee its use in an innovative and inclusive way. Of course, the evolution of the emergency situation linked to the pandemic and the rectoral provisions relating to the containment of the spread of COVID will be taken into account.

It will be actively articulated to stimulate student engagement in various forms, and to develop specific cross-skills, depending on the tools available (e.g. in-present lessons, online lessons, sample videos of projects, tutorials, discussion in case class, any external testimonies of experts in the field of Project Management) in line with the achievement of the training objectives referred to in points A); B); C); D); E).
Although not compulsory, attendance is strongly recommended, as well as a participatory attitude in the classroom or viewing recorded lessons available to non-attending students.

Teaching Methods

For the Academic Year 2021/2022 the teaching will be delivered mainly in presence, integrated and "increased" with online strategies, in order to guarantee its use in an innovative and inclusive way. Of course, the evolution of the emergency situation linked to the pandemic and the rectoral provisions relating to the containment of the spread of COVID will be taken into account.

It will be actively articulated to stimulate student engagement in various forms, and to develop specific cross-skills, depending on the tools available (e.g. in-present lessons, online lessons, sample videos of projects, tutorials, discussion in case class, any external testimonies of experts in the field of Project Management) in line with the achievement of the training objectives referred to in points A); B); C); D); E).
Although not compulsory, attendance is strongly recommended, as well as a participatory attitude in the classroom or viewing recorded lessons available to non-attending students.

Teaching Methods

For the Academic Year 2021/2022 the teaching will be delivered mainly in presence, integrated and "increased" with online strategies, in order to guarantee its use in an innovative and inclusive way. Of course, the evolution of the emergency situation linked to the pandemic and the rectoral provisions relating to the containment of the spread of COVID will be taken into account.



- The context (4 hours)

Projects, programmes and project portfolios;
Strategies, operations and value generation;
Scope, objectives and project constraints;
Project governance and organisational structures;
Project and project management lifecycle;
Project management maturity models;
Project management standards and regulations

- Processes for project management (16 hours)

Process groups
Thematic groups:
Integration
Stakeholders
Scope
Resources
Time
Costs
Risks
Quality
Supplies
Communications
Analysis of the startup job group;
Analysis of the planning process group;
Analysis of the execution process group;
Analysis of the audit process group;
Closing Process Group Analysis

- Relationship management (6 hours)

Awareness;
The perspective of stakeholders;
Effective communication;
Leadership, motivation and teaming;
Ethics

- Techniques and tools (10 hours)

Techniques and tools for starting the project;
Techniques and tools for project planning;
Techniques and tools for running and controlling the project;
Techniques and tools for closing the project;
IT tools for project management.

Teaching Methods

For the Academic Year 2021/2022 the teaching will be delivered mainly in presence, integrated and "increased" with online strategies, in order to guarantee its use in an innovative and inclusive way. Of course, the evolution of the emergency situation linked to the pandemic and the rectoral provisions relating to the containment of the spread of COVID will be taken into account.

It will be actively articulated to stimulate student engagement in various forms, and to develop specific cross-skills, depending on the tools available (e.g. in-present lessons, online lessons, sample videos of projects, tutorials, discussion in case class, any external testimonies of experts in the field of Project Management) in line with the achievement of the training objectives referred to in points A); B); C); D); E).
Although not compulsory, attendance is strongly recommended, as well as a participatory attitude in the classroom or viewing recorded lessons available to non-attending students.

Verification of learning

Because of the latest rector arrangement relating to the containment of the diffusion of COVID and related to the provision of teaching in mixed mode, the verification of learning is the same for both attending and non-attending students.
The final exam consists of:
a) The realization of a project work, as per the model assigned by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
b) Presentation of the project work in PPT, in presence or on the Teams platform.
c) Any other oral questions from the teacher during the presentation.
The realization of the project work and the consequent presentation in PPT will refer to the development of a hypothetical project, drawing up at the educational level the 10 areas of knowledge of the PMI Bok.
The definition of the project will take place with the help of the teacher, at the beginning of the course. Non-attending students, on the other hand, can contact the teacher by email and/or review the available recorded lessons.
The project work refers to the entire program, and will allow assessing the degree of preparation of the student, in relation to the acquired knowledge and ability to understand the general aspects of the Project Management methodology with reference to the 10 areas of knowledge contained in the PMI Bok. This will allow to measure the degree of knowledge acquired and the student's understanding of the arrangement of the Project Management methodology through a professional text edited by an international body and its ability to develop, albeit educationally, a project. The verification mode will ensure that the training objectives referred to in the points A; B); C); D); E) are achieved.
The evaluation of the exam will be assigned in thirty-one points and will focus on both a), b) and c) items. Praise will be awarded for those tests that will be rated excellent in content and their language exposure.

To pass the test, it is necessary to achieve a score of at least 18/30 for points a), b) and c), from which a minimal and basic knowledge of the subject and its basic conceptual exposure will be detected.

Verification of learning

Because of the latest rector arrangement relating to the containment of the diffusion of COVID and related to the provision of teaching in mixed mode, the verification of learning is the same for both attending and non-attending students.
The final exam consists of:
a) The realization of a project work, as per the model assigned by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
b) Presentation of the project work in PPT, in presence or on the Teams platform.
c) Any other oral questions from the teacher during the presentation.
The realization of the project work and the consequent presentation in PPT will refer to the development of a hypothetical project, drawing up at the educational level the 10 areas of knowledge of the PMI Bok.
The definition of the project will take place with the help of the teacher, at the beginning of the course. Non-attending students, on the other hand, can contact the teacher by email and/or review the available recorded lessons.
The project work refers to the entire program, and will allow assessing the degree of preparation of the student, in relation to the acquired knowledge and ability to understand the general aspects of the Project Management methodology with reference to the 10 areas of knowledge contained in the PMI Bok. This will allow to measure the degree of knowledge acquired and the student's understanding of the arrangement of the Project Management methodology through a professional text edited by an international body and its ability to develop, albeit educationally, a project. The verification mode will ensure that the training objectives referred to in the points A; B); C); D); E) are achieved.
The evaluation of the exam will be assigned in thirty-one points and will focus on both a), b) and c) items. Praise will be awarded for those tests that will be rated excellent in content and their language exposure.

To pass the test, it is necessary to achieve a score of at least 18/30 for points a), b) and c), from which a minimal and basic knowledge of the subject and its basic conceptual exposure will be detected.

Texts

ISIPM, a cura di Enrico Mastrofini Enrico, Guida ai temi ed ai processi di project management. Conoscenze avanzate e abilità per la gestione dei progetti. Franco Angeli, 2017

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition, 2018, PMI

All texts are available in consultation for students at the library

Texts

ISIPM, a cura di Enrico Mastrofini Enrico, Guida ai temi ed ai processi di project management. Conoscenze avanzate e abilità per la gestione dei progetti. Franco Angeli, 2017

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition, 2018, PMI

All texts are available in consultation for students at the library.

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