Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: TEMA5. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Fredrik Nilsson,, Technology Management. Prerequisites: For participation in the course, the student is required to be accepted for the Technology Management program. Recommended prerequisits: TMA035. Assessment: In group: project plan, status reports, project presentation, analysis report of the group process; individually: learning journals (each month), thesis on project leadership. Further information: The course can only be accomplished in teams. The group constellations are determined by the course leader. The group constellations are the same for TMA035, TMA037 and TMA010. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide the students with increased knowledge and competence in project leadership and the development of their own as well as colleagues’ project leadership capabilities. This will be based on experience based insights from projects performed in industry i.e. live-cases. The purpose is partly to reflect and discuss different models and techniques, partly to reflect and discuss social and psychological aspects in project leadership context.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course deals with central project methods and their possibilities and limitations in practise. Further more the course deals with the psychological and social barriers that can occur during project execution and how these can be handled. How a constructive an creative project situation can be created is especially studied.
To put emphasis on the practical aim and direction of the course it is mainly built on "Live cases". This means that the student works with concrete, practical technical problems in project form in companies and organisations. Reporting is both in writing and viva voce (in groups and individually). To support the work a number of theoretical training sessions are also carried out. In the course there are parts where the students are trained in "team building".

Project Management Institute: A guide to the project Management Body of Knowledge. PMBOK Guide. Third Edition. American National Standard ANSI/PMI 99-001-2004. ISBN: 1-930699-45-X.
Briner, W., Hastings, C., Geddes, M.: Project Leadership, second edition, Gover, ISBN 0-566-07785-X.
Engwall, M.: Jakten på det effektiva projektet, Nerenius & Santérus Förlag AB, Stockholm, 1995, ISBN 91-88384-29-2. Kompendium med artiklar inom ämnesområdet, Avdelningen för byggnadsekonomi, LTH