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CODE 104835
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/35
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces project management, i.e. the integrated management of complex projects.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge for integrated project management, by respecting deadlines and budget constraints; knowledge about ICT tools for Project Management and project management techniques adopted by leading Italian companies

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purpose of this curse is to provide the knowledge related to Project Management, necessary for the management of complex projects.

At the end of the course, the student will have developed the following skills:

-understand the context, functions, and processes in a business and industrial environment and the impact of these factors on business performance;
-design solutions by applying a scientific and engineering approach (analysis, learning, reasoning, and modeling skills resulting from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to address problems and opportunities in a business and industrial environment;
-interact professionally, responsibly, effectively, and constructively in a work environment, also motivating team members.

PREREQUISITES

None

TEACHING METHODS

This course is delivered mainly through lectures, exercises and testimonials from the corporate world.

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SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to Project Management: general concepts and definitions
Project Management
The main certifications
The meaning of the projects and their classification
The project environment

Project Management Development: concepts and definitions
Resistance to change
Project, program, portfolio
The role of the Project Manager
The faces of success and failure
The project life cycle: the five phases
Changing corporate and management cultures

The organizational structures
Traditional (classical) organization
Organizational forms most suitable for the development of Project Management
Choice of organizational form

Planning
Introduction
Project planning
Description of activities
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
The Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
The project schedule
The Gantt chart
reticular techniques
Cost analysis (Earned Value)

Monitoring and analysis
Control features
Variance analysis
Project update

The reporting
Characteristics
Types of reporting

Resource management
Characteristics
Scheduling and leveling techniques

The closure of the project
The closure of the project or one of its phases

Risk management
Methodology
Definition of risk
Identification of risk factors
Evaluation of the levels of probability
Conclusions

Resource management
Project communication management
Management of project meetings
Project team management
Conflict management
The leadership
The delegation
The motivation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Didactic material provided by teachers

Reference texts:

  • "La gestionedei progetti", T. Buganza, M. Kalchschmidt, Mondadori Università
  • "Project Management di successo", F. Momola, Pearson
  • “Guida al Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOOK), Sesta edizione
  • “Il ciclo di vita della gestione dei progetti”, L. Amelotti, B. Valcalda, Guerini e Associati Editore
  • “Project Management”, H. Kerzner, Hoepli
  • “Professione Project Manager_Preparazione alla certificazione internazionale IPMA”, A. Cagliese, U. Forghieri, E. La Rosa, R. Pozza, Franco Angeli Editore

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Learning assessment takes place through a project and an oral test. The oral test consists of questions related to the topics  constituting the course programme. The overall evaluation is calculated as the average of the project and the oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The project and the oral test assesses the ability to apply typical project management approaches, methods and tools.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Federico Scarpa (federico.scarpa@unige.it ), the School's disability liaison.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure