Projects and IT Project Management, 7.5 credits

Projekt och IT-projektledning, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Information Systems

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Tommy Wedlund

Course coordinator

Tommy Wedlund

Director of studies or equivalent

Malin Granath
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management 1 (Autumn 2020) 202045-202103 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Information Systems

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master Programme in IT and Management

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in one of the following subject areas:
    - Information Systems 
    - Business Administration
    - Cognitive Science 
    - Computer Science
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe, discuss and reflect on project-organised activities and management of them,
- critically review and problematise different preconditions for and effects of projects,
- apply perspective, theories, approaches and models for organisation and management of project activities, inter alia with a focus on the IT project,
- apply IT support for organisation of project activities

Course content

The main contents of the course are:
- project activities as a phenomenon and special cases of activities,
- project management: responsibility, ability and roles,
- human, organisational and technical preconditions for and effects of projects,
- perspective, theories, approaches and models for organisation and management of project activities,
- IT projects and management of IT projects: distinguishing features and complexity,
- practical and theoretical images of projects and project management in general and IT projects in particular,
- the use of IT support for project activities

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, workshop and supervision. Belonging to the work effort is preparing for lectures, seminars, group work and supervision through studies of literature and, where appropriate, reviewing other course participants' project assignments.


Written examination, continuous and final. Continuous examination in the form of group produced seminar covered project assignment. Participation in seminars is compulsory. Final examination in the form of a minor essay that is covered in seminar.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PROJ Project 4.5 credits U, G, VG
IUPM Individual Assignment PM 3 credits U, G, VG

Regulary literature


(2017) A guide to the project management body of knowledge : (PMBOK® guide) 6th ed. Newtown Square, Pa. : Project Management Institute, cop. 2017

ISBN: 9781628251845

Additional literature


(2013) Software extension to the PMBOK guide, fifth edition Newtown Square, Pa. : Project Management Institute, c2013
Ambriz, Rodolfo, Landa, Mario, (2015) Dynamic scheduling with Microsoft Project 2013. the book by and for professionals Plantation, FL : J. Ross Pub. ; [New York] : International Institute for Learning, Inc., c2015
Snyder, Cynthia Stackpole, (2013) A user's manual to the PMBOK guide-- fifth edition 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, 2013.
Wysocki, Robert K., Gillingham, Brenda K., (2014) Effective project management. traditional, agile, extreme, 7th edition 7th ed. Indianapolis, Ind. : John Wiley & Sons, c2014

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