Project Management for Everyone

Université Catholique de Lille

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management for Everyone

  • Host University

    Université Catholique de Lille

  • Location

    Lille, France

  • Area of Study

    Project Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    To take this course, the student must have a solid scientific and technical
    culture, after at least 2 semesters at University. They must have
    some ability to work as a group and for those whose mother tongue is
    not English, be able to communicate easily in English. Students must
    be computer literate in order to be able to use a project scheduling
    software. The course is based on a mix of profiles and backgrounds
    for a more diverse project management experience, which is why we
    don’t require students to have taken such or such specific course before
    but participating students must have a good general university
    level (2nd year of Bachelor or Undergrad of Engineering school).

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    57
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    Project Management for Everyone
    Course objective:
    This summer course will give you a project management
    global view and a method
    to organize projects, to
    plan resources and to
    manage parameters.

    Assessment:
    Intermediate Exam (percentage break down 20%) of 2 hours
    Presentation of a Project to a Jury + Quiz (percentage break
    down 60%) of 2 hours
    Participation and contribution to group discussion (percentage
    Educational methods break down 20%)

    Course Presentation :
    The course is an interactive course that will give students some methodological
    and practical tools to manage a project during their future engineering
    or scientist carreer.
    Students come from all over the world and form different engineering/
    science programs in their home university. This is one of the big strength
    of this course as students will be exposed to other cultural techniques of
    engineering/science but also management.
    As a consequence, before the course, students will fill in a questionnaire
    so that the content is adapted to their previous background and experiences.
    At the start of the course, students receive some instructions about a
    project that they have to prepare during the course. They have to group
    with other students and define roles between themselves.
    During course sessions, students will learn about:
    Between course sessions, students have some assignments to prepare in
    order to build their project step by step.
    At the end of the course, they will present their project results to a jury
    composed of the teacher (see above), the UHM resident director, other
    faculty members of the partner school as well staff members of the
    partner university. The jury will assess the results in comparison with the
    initial assessment but also with the other groups of the class.
    Quality of the project, thorough thinking on the study case and quality of
    the presentation will be taken into account for the grading.

    Resources
    Project Management, Harold Kerzner.
    Project Management for dummies, de Portny / Sage, Fist Editions 2010
    Le kit du chef de projet, de Hugues Marchat
    La boîte à outils du chef de projet, J.Maes; F.Debois
    Conduire un projet dans les services, Martine Chambon- Henri Pérouze
    Les 5 clés de succès du chef de projet, Alexis Sgaros,
    Le chef de projet paresseux … mais gagnant ! M.Destors et J.Le Bissonnais,
    Les 5 clés du manager transversal , Dunod / CSP
    Piloter une équipe projet, de Lionel Bellenger

    Here is a course program that may evolve according to students’ needs:
    Session 1 Project and Project Management: definitions and characteristics.
    Session 2 Breaking down a project into stages (WBS)
    Session 3 Scheduling (Scheduling software)
    Session 4 Cost budgeting and Cost control (basis)
    Session 5 Project manager competencies and skills
    Session 6 Team building
    Session 7 Risks & Opportunities
    Session 8 Good rules in Project Management
    Session 9 Project Communication
    Session 10 Issue solving (quality methods)
    Session 11 Animation of a project review
    Session 12 Take stock of a project & Presentation of a project for a group
    Session 13 Final presentation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations