- PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN THE 2ND YEAR OF THE A&I PROGRAMME (Academic Year 2015-2016, Semester II)
BSc in any area of science.
This course is geared toward students at the MSc and PhD levels who want to learn how to successfully manage scientific projects. The course deals with the entire life cycle of a project, from initial scientific vision to the operational phase. Course subjects include the formulation of scientific visions and strategies, competitive proposal writing skills, establishing of scientific requirements, collaboration with project managers and engineering teams as well as formal approaches to successfully organizing, planning, and executing a scientific project. Most examples will come from astronomical projects.
Students will understand and be able to successfully apply the methods of project management to scientific projects.
Preliminary lecture list:
- Scientific Projects
- Scientific Vision and Strategy
- Project Definition
- Science Requirements
- Proposal Planning and Organization
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Cost and Schedule Estimates
- Team Formation and Hiring
- Project Organization and Control
- Schedule and Time Management
- Risk Management
- Typical Project Problems
See also Master schedules
Mode of instruction
Lectures, exercises and presentations, homework
60% exam, 20% exercises and presentations, 20% homework
First exam will be a 3-hour written test.
Retake exams will be oral.
- The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Fourth Edition, by Eric Verzuh, published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Lecturer: Prof.dr. C.U. Keller