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Project Management 2

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Managing projects by traditional life cycle models may often be difficult, since all projects occur in a context of more or less uncertainty. In this course one learns how different project management life cycle models can be chosen to match the degree of uncertainty in which the project operates. The course also addresses problems in the early phase of projects, problems during project planning and execution plus strategic and organizational issues related to project management.

Learning outcome

The student should be able to:
- Plan the execution of a project
- Select appropriate life cycle model
- Evaluate projects
- Understand common organizational problems in projects
- Understand the relation between strategy and projects
- Perform practical problem solving in projects
- Control project execution through the project life cycle


Project management under uncertainty, traditional vs agile methods, portfolio management, strategic, organizational and other practical project management problems.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

IND510 Project Management 1
It is assumed that students following the course have a passed exam in IND510 Project Management or have similar background knowledge.  Students without such a background can be given access to the course, but it will be their own responsibility to acquire necessary background knowledge prior to or during the course.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project assignment1/18 weeksA - F
The students shall perform a project assignment individually or in groups of maximum 2. The project assignment shall be handed in as a written report and will be given a grade (A-F) that will be the final grade for the course. The deadline for handing in the report is 8 weeks after the assignment has been announced.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Eric Christian Brun
Course teacher
Rajesh Kumar
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Lectures, discussion meetings and optional exercises
Lectures and exercises will be provided by video.
Meetings with lecturer will be arranged in class room, meeting room and/or via electronic media for questions and discussion.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Project Management 2 (MIN160_1) 10

Open to

Change Management - Master's Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Risk Management - Master's Degree Programme (Master i teknologi/siviling.)
Business Administration - Master of Science

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion according to established guidelines.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020