90825 - Project Management Laboratory

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student understands contemporary issues in one of the most critical of all management activities: the planning and management of projects of any size. By the end of the course, the student is able to: - Describe the skills needed in today's dynamic environment to successfully define, plan and manage projects; - Schedule and allocate resources to a project, and to conduct a cost analysis; - Understand the concept of the Means-Ends Chain and the Hierarchy of Objectives; - Develop the work breakdown structure (WBS), and the various techniques in the Critical Path Method (CPM).

Course contents

  1. Introduction to Project Management
  2. Business organization development
  3. The project: definitions and characteristics
  4. Conditions to manage a good project
  5. The project setting
  6. The project life cycle
  7. Starting a new project
  8. The project plan
  9. The WBS
  10. The responsibility matrix
  11. The project plan
  12. Project plan techniques: Time management - PERT/CPM/GANTT -, resources, financial
  13. The risk project management
  14. The project plan control
  15. Multiproject environments
  16. Project management and organizational aspects


Teacher's slides

Archibald "Project Management" - Franco Angeli, 2004

Teaching methods

The theoretical lessons will be integrated with a video movie clips, a witness about a real life case history.

Assessment methods

The written exam will be a case to solve with the planning tools and one or more theoretical questions in alternative a close answer test, issued by digital tool can replace the case. 

75% of the evaluation will take place from the exam and 25% from the group case developed in the classroom.

Teaching tools

The material needed to attend the course is published on the professor's website, please, use the link to join it:




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Office hours

See the website of Giuseppe Gherardi