20507 - PROJECT AND TEAM MANAGEMENT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 19
The course is focused on the management of projects in the so-called cultural industries, such as cultural heritage, media, entertainment, sport, fashion and design; industries whose value chain is deeply influenced by the interaction between economics, management, arts, and intellectual and creative endeavours. Within the overall topic area, we focus on the strategic and tactical aspects of project and team management, such as the sources of competitive advantage, organizational structures, human resources and volunteering processes, stakeholders, networks, leadership, planning, scope and time management, risk management, impacts and legacy of cultural events. Many of the students that have followed this course subsequently pursued a career in these industries leading a project or in some situations starting a new project to implement a business idea. In all these situations, they faced the critical problem of managing resources, reaching goals while being effective.
• Organizational challenges in the cultural Industry
• Team working
• Networking and stakeholders management
• Managing people motivation
• Leading Teams
II part - Project
• Learning from projects for better planning
• Defining project scope and responsibilities
• Scheduling work and managing time
• Managing risks and the unexpected
• Managing projects for change
• Why projects fail
Written exam on the course’s readings
All the exams are based on multiple choice questions (no penalties for mistakes)
For attending students:
70% of the grade: Written exam on all the course materials. The exam has about 1/3 multiple choice questions (no penalties for mistakes) and 2/3 open questions.
30% of the grade: two in-class group projects.