Many of the ideas contained in these notes are a summary of literature encompassing theoretical & personal experiences and methods of the projects development. My own experience has added a number of perspectives as well as biases which turn me into someone who is far from being a cold, impartial observer of this issue. In fact, if I had to describe my position on the issue I could easily accept being told that “all my life is PROJECT.”
This course on Project Management takes place over an intensive 4 day period. Both time limitations and the relative complexity of the issues to be tackled will present a number of challenges that everyone must be aware of in order to make it a worthwhile learning experience. These notes will provide some hints on how to make the most out of this experience as well as provide an overview of the path that we are going to travel together.
In that designing virtual environments is a program on Project Management issues, all materials, together with a set of some supplementary readings which will be handed out in class. Please contact the instructor for additional details and copies of slides will be made available. For the sake of structure, each day will center around a particular theme, helping participants to focus on the issues being analysed.
The word “intensive” must be taken in a literal sense. Timing considerations will require us to “hit the ground running“ rather quickly in order to make the most out of the available number of classroom hours. In order to optimise the learning experience, a practive level of class (case) preparation is of the essence.
This course has been designed with the objective of helping:
- Master level students develop a conceptual framework (i.e. their own ideas) covering the basic variables that come to play.
- Identifying when one needs to manage and to make decisions related to the generation or development of projects.
- Help students identify the traits of strong leadership with applied case studies.