Project Management for Everyone
Université Catholique de Lille
Area of Study
Taught In English
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).
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units5
Hours & Credits
Project Management for Everyone
This summer course will give you a project management
global view and a method
to organize projects, to
plan resources and to
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.
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
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