Academic Skills and Project Management
Full course description
The scientific world has its own strict set of rules with respect to collecting and analyzing data and reporting on findings. The academic skills part of the course will provide students with an introduction into this array of skills. In addition, presentation training will be part of the course in order to help students strengthen their abilities to present their scientific work in an effective and efficient way.
The project management part of this course offers an insight in the role of project management in different organizational contexts. Nowadays, the development of new products, services and processes is carried out in project groups. That means that people from different disciplines are brought together on a temporary basis to accomplish a complex task. Special attention is given to the following issues: project selection, project manager, project planning, resource allocation and project control.
- Presenting arguments in a logical way and formulate conclusions.
- Developing a solution to a case study problem in a team setting.
- Presenting scientific results (both oral and written) to an audience of academics and practitioners.
- Translating a problem into a manageable project.
- Developing an awareness of the range, scope and complexity of the phenomena, issues and problems related to project management.
- Offering an integrated perspective on managing complex projects (that can include organizational change).
- The ability to apply tools, techniques, methods and models for project management.
No prerequisites are required.
- Project management: a managerial approach 9th edition, Mantel, Meredith, Shafer and Sutton, Wiley, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-118-94583-4 (mandatory)
- The academic skills handbook, 1st edition, Hopins and Reid, 2018. ISBN 978-1-473-99715-8 (mandatory)