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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Project Management

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1, 2 модуль


Course Syllabus


The course is designed for students who are interested in modern approaches to project management. The course focuses on agile approaches to project management considered the most popular frameworks - scrum and kanban. Students can learn how to plan and coordinate project work using industry best practices, various project management tools: process visualization methods, special software, metrics for assess the effectiveness of project work. Much attention is paid to working with the project team, team launch methods, command state diagnostics, and tools to increase team productivity. Students are trained in specific project management tools at different stages of development, which they can integrate in practice in their team already in the learning process. The course is practice-oriented, involves the extensive use of interactive forms of training: workshops, facilitation, skill training and master classes.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is aimed at the building knowledge about current approaches to project management and develop team-building skills for working in demanding environments.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to catch new knowledge and skills in the fields beyond his/her majoring
  • Estimate the required resources and plan their use to solve practice-related problems.
  • Understand the features of team working
  • Make sence of how to communicate efficiently based on communication goals and situations.
  • Grasp how to compose and present research and analytical development projects in accordance with regulatory documents.
  • Understand how to plan and carry out project works in the fields of public opinion research and organization of work of marketing services providers.
  • Comprehend peculiarities of analytical and consulting activities
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction.
    An introduction to agile project management.
  • Scrum.
    Roles, artifacts and ceremonies.
  • Project milestones.
    Concept (concept). Development. Creating a project plan. Start. Execution. Completion.
  • Process.
    Performance indicators. Metrics for team, process and product.
  • Team.
    The launch of the team. Team coaching. Productivity tools for the team. Motivation and professional burnout.
  • Stakeholders.
    Tools and technics for stakeholder’s engagement.
  • Facilitation.
    The designing and running of successful meetings and workshops in organizational settings.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Classroom work
  • non-blocking Homework assignments
  • non-blocking Writing Test
  • non-blocking Participation in the workshop
  • non-blocking The final project presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Classroom work + 0.2 * Homework assignments + 0.2 * Participation in the workshop + 0.2 * The final project presentation + 0.2 * Writing Test


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Maximini, D. (2018). The Scrum Culture : Introducing Agile Methods in Organizations (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1741933
  • Measey, P. (2015). Agile Foundations : Principles, Practices and Frameworks. London: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=821933
  • Moran, A. (2015). Managing Agile : Strategy, Implementation, Organisation and People. Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=969008

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Crowder, J. A., & Friess, S. (2014). Agile Project Management: Managing for Success. Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=835428
  • Schwaber, K., & Sutherland, J. V. (2012). Software in 30 Days : How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, and Leave Competitors in the Dust. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=443318
  • Varma, T. (2015). Agile Product Development : How to Design Innovative Products That Create Customer Value. [New York]: Apress. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1109180