Materials are published digitally. Suggested reading for project management Horine, G.2005 Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management
Introductory lectures on project work, work in the project group
Evaluation focuses on the actual working in the project, and on its documentation. Evaluation is based on continuous observation during project work, individual and group reflection on the work, evaluation discussion in the end of the project and the client's feedback. Also the project plan and project report are used in evaluation.
01.01.2020 - 22.05.2020
02.12.2019 - 19.01.2020
Matti Peltola, Erkki Kiviniemi, Sakari Lepola
The course is based on realizing multiprofessional projects in working life and coaching project groups.
Degree Programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering
TAMK Main Campus
The course is implemented through true working life projects.
Some projects use English as working language or have international dimensions.
1 op ~ 27 study hours.
The group does not have clear rules, the work proceeds mostly due to the coach's or clients activity. Project leader does not take responsibility on leading. Time and work management, and control is inadequate.
Members of project group focus on their own sub-tasks, co-operation between group members and with the client, and utilization of the group members' special skills is inadequate. Work load is unevenly divided between the group members. Project outcome is incomplete, or group's and client's judgement of the outcome differs significantly.
Group agrees on the rules with the assistance of coach, and mainly follows the agreed rules during the project. Project leader takes responsibility on the progress of the project, and takes care that each member can participate in the project work.
Group members work according to the agreed rules and project leader's guidelines. They listen to each other's opinions and co-operate with the client. Project members' commitment to the project varies in different phases.
Project outcome is in accordance with the task description. Group and client have quite similar opinions on the quality of the project work and its outcomes.
Group self-directively and collectively agrees on the rules and takes care that all group members follow them during the project.
The project leader takes appropriate responsibility, takes the group members' skills into account and leads the project with smoothly. Project leader finds creative solutions to enhanche good working atmosphere. Time and work load allocation is systematical and balanced.
Each group member works for accomplishing the project aims in co-operation with group members. All group members participate actively in all phases of the project. Group members listen to and respect others' opinions and competences. Group members co-operate with the client and adjust plans according to feed-back.
Project proceeds according to the timetable or the timetable (and or the aims) is adjusted in co-operation with the client. The project group is able to evaluate realistically the quality of outcome with regard to the project aims and is able to reflect the project work process.
Project can be evaluated as failed because of following reasons
- the coach has been responsible for all communication with the client
- project group has not had any documented meetings
- project group has not written a project plan and/or project report
- project group has not evaluated the process and outcome of the project