Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. TMAN05 overlaps following cours/es: TMA035. Compulsory for: TEMA4. 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: This course is eligible to candidates that has completed Technology Management course Lund University. This course is compulsory for Technology Management majors. Assessment: In group: project plan, status reports, project presentation, analysis report of the group process; individually: learning journals (each month), thesis on project leadership. A continuous assessment will be carried through discussions and observations of the students. Part of the assessment is based on written report that will be presented as project work. All written report must observe the rules of plagiarisms. 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 course aims to dispense students with knowledge and skills of leadership in administrating different types of technology oriented projects while simultaneously developing individual and colleague teamwork. The course also aims at exposing students to different types of techniques and models and different types of psychological and social aspects while conducting a project.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must be able to:

Organize and run a project within the group

Formulate, structure and design a project plan and the relevant aspects pertaining to the project, including relevant aspects of a project including the chosen method, model and different aims.

Administer a project situation with many interested parties (host organization, project leaders, examiner, and reference groups) under a dynamic working group.

Analyze a project in a company or an organization from both practical and theoretical point of view.

Give an oral as well as a written presentation of the report of the project (addressed to both the hosting company and the course management).

Give constructive feedback to the reference group’s work.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must be able to:

Compose a self-confident individual with emphasis for increase insight and personal development.

Compose a attitude towards the group’s work.

Analyze the own learning process as well as the group’s learning process

The course if focused mainly on project methodology – its opportunities and limitations in practice. Further emphasis is engage in the psychological and social hindrances that may exist while conducting a project and how to overcome these obstacles. Special attention is also given to how a creative and constructive project situation can be developed in practice.

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