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IS-project 15 credits

Second cycle, A7009E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

At least 120 credits, including 60 credits in the areas of computer science, computer engineering or economics. A general exemption for knowledge in Swedish, and documented skills in English language equivalent to English 6/B

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The student will work independently or in pair to (1) practice project management and (2) critically reflect on the process in regard to the state of the art in the field of project management research.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Independently choose an organisation. 
  2. Analyse the organisation’s present situation, problems and interests. 
  3. Design a project, collaborate, and cooperate with other students to offer a solution to a problem. 
  4. Evaluate other solutions and argue for the solution that is being offered. 
  5. Plan, lead and report on the progress of the project work. 
  6. Reflect on and present the solution orally and in written form to the customer, user or other stakeholders. 
  7. Examine and evaluate individual and group work concerning the project management process and present the results in written and oral form. 
  8. Upon completion of the project, reflect upon it  critically and objectively judge individual and group achievements on how the process worked and whether the group met the goals. 
  9. Follow and reflect on a project model in a systematic and organised way.
  10. Reflect on gender equality from organisation and project’s perspectives.
  11. Apply different project management methodologies. 


 The course is subdivided into the following parts:

  • Project management methodologies
  • Project processes - models and methods for investigations
  • Project administration
  • Writing reports in the project management process
  • Reflection on some state-of-the-art topics in project management research 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

During the course, the students create study groups to discuss their project progress with other students. A company or organisation where the project will be carried out must be contacted prior to the start of the course. The students are required to give inputs to scheduled seminars in relation to their project work and the research topics in project management. A gender equality perspective will be incorporated in the course.The students are required to report their project progress on different occasions and to different stakeholders. Also, the student must, in their student groups, critically reflect on some of the research topics in the project management literature. 

A learning management system is used for delivering course material, information and submissions. Knowledge is shared and created within the course through virtual meetings with teachers and other students for discussions, supervision, teamwork and seminars. For students living here, there will be meetings on campus. 

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
  1-9: Oral and written project work, Reflection assignments with companies (10 credits)
6-8: Orally and in writing reflective assignments (5 credits)

Grades are given according to the scale (U, G, VG) 


To participate from online, you need access to a computer with headset, web camera and Internet connection (at least 1 Mbit/s). You also need permission to install software on the computer.

Johan Lugnet

Transition terms
The course A7009E is equal to A7004N

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Cohn, M. (2009). Succeeding with Agile. Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc ISBN: 9780321579362 (or similar)

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001PresentationU G VG *5.00MandatoryS18
0002ProjectU G VG *10.00MandatoryS18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 17 Feb 2021