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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the student an
introduction to project-oriented work as a way of
organizing his/her work in a systematical way.
Both difficulties and strengths with project teams
or organizations will be discussed. Examples of
different process models and computer-based
project tools are introduced.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:

  • understand group dynamics ... how individuals
    and teams work. What is team work?
  • know how to deal with conflicts
  • discuss management and leadership ... what is
    the role of a project manager?
  • contribute to project planning
  • know how to use and benefit from computer based
    project tools
  • understand why project phases are important
  • contribute in project meetings and practice
    meeting techniques
  • produce project plans and project applications

Course contents

  • What is a project? Concepts and definitions.
  • The process: group dynamics, team work, group
    thinking and roles, leaderships.
  • Project planning, Project tools, project models
  • Examples of real IT and media projects

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

Eklund, Sven. Arbeta i projekt. Studentlitteratur
2010. ISBN 978-91-44-06063-7

Study activities

  • Lectures - 48 hours
  • Small-group work - 25 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Teamwork assignments:

  • Project planning (40 p)
  • Teamwork case analysis (25 p)
    Individual assignments:
    Reflective notes from guest lectures (15 p)
    My dream team (10 p)
    Project management tool (10 p ) Sum 100 p
    To pass 50 p are required and all parts must have
    at least 50% of total points. For team assignments the whole
    team will receive the same grade. Mandatory to attend
    three guest lectures.


  • Biström Johnny
  • Buttler Pekka
  • Westerlund Magnus


Biström Johnny

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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