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PROJECT AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

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

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2020/2021
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: 
2020/2021
Crediti: 
11
Responsabile della didattica: 
Altri docenti: 
Mutuazioni

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

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

Economics and business organization
Preferably also the basic contents of Business Management and Operations Management.

Educational goals

The course focuses on project management as a mechanism for managing innovation and as a system for managing current activities.
At the end of the course the student has the basic and advanced knowledge to organize, plan and control a project and to manage all the processes related to it. In particular, he knows the dynamics and critical issues in the management of a project, the planning tools (scope statement, WBS, RAM, Gantt Diagram, Network Diagram), the tools for managing stakeholders and risks, the tools for controlling a project through the EVMS methodology, the economic and financial evaluation techniques of a project, the organization and management methods of a team.
The course contributes to the educational objectives of the course of study, in particular as regards the Economic-Management area.

Course content

The course consists of two modules with the following content breakdown:
1. ESSENTIALS
- PROJECT INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT: Continuous and impulse innovation. Types of innovation. Types of projects. Custom projects and development new products and services. Repetitive projects and processes
- THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: The project organization. Organizational forms and the role of the project manager. Project team management. Management principles: front loading and the use of flexibility.
- THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE: The concept of the project life cycle. Project management phases and processes. Initiating, Planning, Controlling & Executing, Closing.
- SCOPE MANAGEMENT: Scope management, Work Breakdown Structure, Responsibility Assignment Matrix.
- PLANNING METHODOLOGIES: Network Techniques, Project Evaluation and Review Technique, Critical Path Method. Application through MS Project of the main planning techniques.
2. ADVANCED
- PROJECT CONTROL: the Earned Value Management System, estimation at completion. Application through MS Project of the main control techniques.
- PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT: The risk management process, the quantitative risk assessment, the management of mitigations and contingencies.
- PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT: Stakeholder identification, The salience model, Stakeholder management methods
- THE ECONOMIC-FINANCIAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT: The estimate of the project costs, The application of financial methods to the project evaluation.
- L 'AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Agile methods for project management, The SCRUM method

Teaching methods

The course is organized according to 10 parts corresponding to the 10 thematic areas of the course:
ESSENTIALS:
1. Project management and innovation
2. Project management.
3. The project life cycle
4. The management of the project scope
5. Planning methodologies

ADVANCED:
6. Project control
7. Project risk management
8. Project stakeholder management
9. The economic-financial evaluation of the project
10. Agile project management

Each area will use of different methods of carrying out teaching activities including:
- Remote use of content through textbooks and / or video (20% of the course)
- Lectures (30% of the course)
- Exercises (30% of the course)
- Company testimonials (10% of the course)
- Laboratories (10% of the course)

Assessment and Evaluation

The learning verification takes place in two ways depending on whether the student faces the course as attending or as not attending
Attending student
The verification is carried out by:
- Individual Knowledge Based Test (10% of the final mark). At the beginning of each lesson, a test will be conducted based on the study of certain parts of the textbook or lecture notes provided by the teacher or video lessons provided by the teacher.
- Individual and group assignments (10% of the final mark). During the lessons, individual and group work will be conducted on the various topics of the course.
- Group Project Work (40% of the final grade). During the course a group project work will be developed focused on analyzing a real project chosen by the students using the methodologies seen in class and by means of a simulation tool presented during the lectures. Students will have to deliver the following deliverables: a description of their project, a report of their analyses, the simulation files elaborated.
- Individual Learning Verification Test (40% of the final mark). This test will be carried out through an individual oral interview lasting approximately 15-30 minutes. During the oral examination, theoretical or practical questions will be submitted by carrying out exercises.
Non-attending student
The verification is carried out through an individual Learning Verification Test (100% of the final mark). This test will be carried out by means of a written test during the regular sessions (duration of the test of approximately 2 hours) and an individual oral interview of an indicative duration of 15-30 minutes.
Non-attending students can prepare using the texts indicated in the bibliography and using the handouts as a detailed index of the topics.

For attending students only the module of Project and Innovation Management - Essentials.
Attending student
The verification is carried out by:
- Individual Knowledge Based Test (10% of the final mark). At the beginning of each lesson, a test will be conducted based on the study of certain parts of the textbook or lecture notes provided by the teacher or video lessons provided by the teacher.
- Individual and group assignments (10% of the final mark). During the lessons, individual and group work will be conducted on the various topics of the course.
- Individual Learning Verification Test (80% of the final mark). This test will be carried out by means of a written test during the regular sessions (duration of the test of approximately 1 hour) and an individual oral interview of an indicative duration of 15 minutes.

Non-attending student
The verification is carried out through an individual Learning Verification Test (100% of the final mark). This test will be carried out by means of a written test during the regular sessions (duration of the test of approximately 1 hours) and an individual oral interview of an indicative duration of 15-30 minutes.
Non-attending students can prepare using the texts indicated in the bibliography and using the handouts as a detailed index of the topics.

Further information

If the teaching is taught in mixed mode or remotely, changes can be made compared to what is stated in the syllabus to make the course and exams accessible also in these ways.
At the beginning of the course, through the elearning platform, the calendar of lessons will be provided with an explicit indication of which parts of the textbooks to adopt for the preparation of the individual lessons.