About the course
Here you get different perspectives on projects and project implementation, based on the latest results from applied research. Exchange of experience and reflection on project work in different organizations is an important part of learning.
The course consists of four modules:
1. Successful projects (3 credits)
What is a successful project? Are there different perspectives and does it matter? How and when can you measure and evaluate whether a project is successful? How are the conditions created for successful projects? What does project maturity mean for project participants, clients, project owners and steering groups?
2. Effective project teams (3 credits)
What are effective teams? What conditions are required to create effective teams? What is effective project leadership? How can effective project leadership be achieved?
3. Improvement work (3 credits)
What does improvement work and "Continuous improvement" mean? How to achieve continuous improvement work? What does value creation and efficiency mean in project-based organizations? How can improvement work be carried out in and between projects? How can experience feedback and learning be achieved in and between projects?
4. In-depth assignment (6p)
In-depth study with a connection to the real case in one's own (and others') organizations. Study, analyze, draw conclusions and make recommendations. Presentation and discussion of cases and results.
Three seminars are given per module, one every two weeks, where all participants meet during a ½-day. Seminars are conducted in the form of lectures and small group work. Self-study and assignments are included between the seminar sessions.
Course literature (book / compendium and articles) is included in the fee. Course diplomas are obtained for active participation, as well as higher education credits when completing assignments (optional).
Fredrik Backlund is an assistant professor of quality technology at Luleå University of Technology with more than 15 years of teaching experience and works with various research assignments within project-based organizations.