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TDDD29 IT-Project Management

Examination

The examination of this course is divided into three parts: Seminars (2 ECTS), Project (2 ECTS), and Poster (2 ECTS).

1. Seminars (Individual task)

During each seminar students are requested to analyze and discuss the litterature. Each student hand in - in paper form - a Seminar Report (short essay) to the course assistant written in English. The report should adress the following:

  • The main pros and cons of one or two of the approaches presented in the book,
  • Your own reflections on the topic (criticize and be constructive).

One A4 page is the absolute maximum text space allowed for each Seminar Report. Use Times or similar 11-point font. State your name, student-id, and e-mail address etc clearly in the top header. Moreover, the seminars are obligatory. You need to attend four out of the five seminars. Hence, to pass this part of the course you hand in four seminar reports as specified and attend at least four seminars.

2. Project

Project plan (Group task)

A group of 6-7 students (same groups as seminar groups) will develop a project plan for a hypothetical project. The project plan shall be handed to the examiner - via mail in PDF format or in paper form - May 29 at the latest. The final project plan should follow ISO/IEC/IEEE 16326 Project Management Plan template. However, students are allowed to relax and modify the template significantly according to the specific needs of the project. The template can be accessed via LiU Library.

Project plan reflection (Individual task)

Each student shall write a reflection report on their experience and learning when writing the project plan. The document is two A4 pages long maximum and shall discuss all parts of the project plan.

3. Poster (Group task)

All groups have to develop and design a poster that summarize the project work (i.e., the project plan), and presents it during the poster presentation seminar, May 29. The poster shall include the central topics of the project plan. Three pages/screens in MS PowerPoint or equivalent is allowed. Projectors will be available for all gruops.

Grading

Seminar grading

The grading for the seminars is U (not approved) and G (approved). To get approved on the seminar part you need to hand in four Seminar Reports and attend four seminars. Hence, it is OK to miss out on one of these five seminars. The final seminar is obligatory and cannot be missed.

Project grading

The project grading is evaluted and graded by the course examiner based on the gruop work (project plan) and indicvidual work (Project plan reflection). Possible grades are U (not approved), 3, 4 and 5. Hence, diffrent members of the group can get different grades based on the result from the individual work.

The project plan will get Grade 3 if it has the main components needed to approach the problem you work with in your specific project. The plan shall present the main goals of the project clearly and its success criteria. It shall include a WBS and a Gantt chart. Moreover, it shall clearly specify deliverables, provide a basic budget, discuss management constructions and roles/responsibilities, and have a basic risk and contingency plan. Grade 4 is given to a project plan - that includes all the above - but generally provide more detail. Moreover, it shall provide a clear, detailed and realistic budget (based on WBS), and include a good, realistic, risk analysis with a basic contingency plan. Grade 5 is given to a project plan that has a more comprehensive risk analysis and contigency plan included. This contingency plan should more interms of WBS and some basic cost calculations.

The project plan reflection is an important part of the project grading and the overall course grade. The critera for the project plan reflection grading is based solely on the course goals.

Poster grading

Your poster and presentation will get Grade 3 if the presentation and poster clearly presents the main goals of the project, success criteria, targets, project methodologies, deliverables and management contructions. Grade 4 will be given a poster and presentation that include the above and add detailed represtations of the project phases (WBS) including calculations of the amount of work needed in the diffrent work packages. Morover, the poster shall provide basic budget calculations (based on WBS), include a basic risk analysis section and reflect on the pros and cons of the choosen methods and approaches. Grade 5 is given to a poster and presentation that include the above and add deeper reflection on the choosen approaches in terms of references to theory and litterature on project management in general.

Final course grades

The final grades are calculated according to the following:

Seminar Grade

Four individual reports + attendance on four seminars (final seminar obligatory)

Project Grade

(project plan grade+project plan reflection grade)

Poster Grade

Final Course Grade

G (approved)

3

3

3

G (approved)

3

4

3

G (approved)

3

5

4

G (approved)

4

3

4

G (approved)

4

4

4

G (approved)

4

5

4

G (approved)

5

3

4

G (approved)

5

4

5

G (approved)

5

5

5


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Last updated: 2015-03-20