PROJECT AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
37177-ENG

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2019/2020
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
PROJECT AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
Project and innovation management
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Obbligatoria
Settore disciplinare: 
INGEGNERIA ECONOMICO-GESTIONALE (ING-IND/35)
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2019/2020
Crediti: 
11
Responsabile della didattica: 
Mutuazioni

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Lingua: 
Inglese
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
110
Ore di studio individuale: 
165
Ambito: 
Ingegneria gestionale
Materiali didattici: 
Prerequisites

Basics of Accounting
Preferable also Basics of Management and Organization Design and Basics of Operations Management

Educational goals

The course focuses on project management, as a mechanism for the
management of innovation and as a system for the management of
current activities, and on the management of innovation, with particular
attention to the organization of development processes of new products
and services.
At the end of the course the student has the basic and advanced
knowledge to organize, plan and control a project and to identify the
development and launch strategies of a new product and service. In
particular, the student knows the dynamics and critical aspects of project
management, planning tools (scope statement, WBS, RAM, Gantt
Diagram, Network Diagram), tools for stakeholder and risk management,
tools for controlling a project using the EVMS methodology, techniques
for the intellectual property protection of an innovation, techniques for
developing and launching an innovation on the market.
The course contributes to the educational objectives of the course of
studies, particularly in the Economic and Management area.

Course content

- PROJECT AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Taxonomy of innovations, Taxonomy of projects

- INNOVATION DYNAMICS: (Basics) Innovation sources, types of innovation, technology foresight, dominant design, market entrance decision

- PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Project organization. Roles and organizational configurations. The role of the project manager. Managerial principles.

- PROJECT LIFE CYCLE: The project life cycle concept. Project phases and processes. Initiating, Planning, Controlling & Executing, Closing.

- PLANNING AND CONTROL METHODOLOGIES: Introduction to major planning and control techniques. The Work Breakdown Structure. The Responsibility Assignment Matrix, Network Techniques, Project Evaluation and Review Technique, Critical Path Method, Earned Value Management System, Risk Management. Simulation lab on project management planning and control using MS Project.

Textbooks and reading lists

- Meredith J.R., Mantel S.J., Project management: a managerial approach, 7th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
- Schilling M.A., Strategic management of technological innovation, Mc Graw Hill
- Ulrich, K.T., Eppinger, S.D., Product Design and Development, McGraw Hill, 5th edition (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Teaching methods

The course consists of frontal lessons for about 50% of the course.
Lessons are interspersed with exercise sessions (about 30% of the
course) for the different areas covered: the project context and
organisation, project planning, project control, risk management and
innovation management. Exercises sessions are based on short case, studies or exercises to be solved.
Laboratory activities and team work (about 10%) are foreseen on the
following topics: project team management, project planning with the use
of MS Project software, stakeholder management.
The course requires students to carry out a group work and about 10% of
the lessons will be dedicated to explaining and reviewing the work with
the students.
Seminars will be organized in collaboration with the IPMA association and held by managers, focused on the behavioral skills needed for the management of projects in complex organizations (negotiation, people management, leadership, conflict management).

Assessment and Evaluation

Until the September examination session (included), the evaluation is
based on:
- Group assignment related to the development of a project (20% of the
final vote). Students must deliver a final report at the end of the course, based on the use of a specific simulation tool (PTB) presented during the lectures
- Individual written test of a total duration of about 2 hours based on
short cases or exercises to be resolved in line with what was done in the
classroom exercises (40% of the final vote).
- Individual oral exam lasting about 20 minutes based on theoretical
questions in line with what was done in the Lessons in the classroom
(40% of the final mark).

For students attending only the module on Project Management or Innovation Management the evaluation will be based on:
- Individual written exam (50% of the final score)
- Individual oral exam (50% of the final score)

After that, the evaluation is based on:
- Group assignment related to the development of a project (20% of the
final vote). Students must deliver a final report at the end of the course, based on the use of a specific simulation tool (PTB) presented during the lectures
- Individual oral exam (80% of the final score)

For students attending only the module on Project Management or Innovation Management the evaluation will be based on:
- Individual oral exam

Further information

For students not attending the exam procedures are the same as those previously described with the only difference that the assignment will not be group, but carried out individually under the supervision of the teacher or a tutor. Students who can not attend classes must agree on how the assignment will take place at least 45 days before the date on which they wish to take the exam.