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811311A Project Management Principles, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 811311A  Validity 01.01.2012 -
Name Project Management Principles  Abbreviation Project Managem 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Tonja Molin-Juustila 

ECTS Credits 

3 ECTS credits/80 hours of work

Language of instruction 



3 rd year, autumn semester, period 1


Learning outcomes 

After completing the course the student understands and can explain central concepts, methods, and capabilities of various necessary roles in software projects of moderate size and assurance. The student understands and can explain typical software project risks, knows how to prepare for them, how to collect the necessary data and how to take critical project decisions from the project outset to completion.



Project and project team organisation; project roles and tasks; decision making; software project operation definition and evaluation. Plan-driven and agile software development. Software project management, planning, scope management and schedule; change management; quality and risk management; project planning, tracking, reporting and review. The project manager’s leadership capabilities.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching and workshops

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, lecture assignments and workshops about 80h.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Compulsory prerequisites are the following courses: Introduction to Programming in C (811192P) and Programming Assignment (811176P), Object-Oriented Programming, either weekly assignments or exercises work completed (812347A), Data Structures and Algorithms (811312A), Introduction to Information Systems Design (811169P), Basics of Databases (811380A) and programming assignment and Software Engineering (811335A). The above courses also serve as a compulsory forerunner to a course Project 1 (811365A). Prerequisites do not apply to those students who have already completed a Bachelor's degree or higher degree, or other equivalent degree.

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture slides, R. Pressman, Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach. McGraw-Hill, 2005 and any other material presented in lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Lectures and workshops, including workshop reports.



Person responsible 

Tonja Molin-Juustila

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