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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 agile approaches to project management. The course is aimed at the building knowledge about agile approach and its popular framework scrum to project management and develop team-building skills for working in demanding environments. 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. During this course students work in collaboration with real startups and have a practice in teambuilding, communication with stakeholders and execution of works for an external corporative client 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

  • Building knowledge about agile approach and its popular framework scrum to project management and develop team-building skills for working in demanding environments.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student knows agile frameworks and approaches
  • Student knows scrum: events, roles, artifacts
  • Student knows frameworks for product development: CJM, USM, Persona, JTBD
  • Student knows team Facilitation Methods
  • Student is able to facilitate team meetings
  • Student is able to organize effective teamwork with task, velocity and performance tracking
  • Student understands factors
  • Student is influencing the motivation burnout in the project team, teamwork productivity
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
    Teacher presentation, discussion and practice work: an introduction to agile project management, other approaches to the project management.
  • Scrum.
    Scrum: roles, artifacts and ceremonies. Students choose a project topic, define teamwork regulations and develop a competency map.
  • Product Development.
    Discussion about product development, tools to form a product vision, frameworks CJM, JTBD, Persons, USM. Practice in mini-groups.
  • Planning.
    Kick off team meeting. Discussion about concept, development, creating a project plan, start, execution, completion. Teacher presentation and discussion about planning with scrum framework. Students in collaboration with Product Owner (from the startup’s side) formulate user stories and tasks. Teacher demonstrates how to work in Trello.
  • Team.
    Discussion and practice work: The launch of the team. Team coaching. Productivity tools for the team. Motivation and professional burnout.
  • Facilitation.
    Basics of facilitating team meetings: discussion and practice.
  • Sprint Review.
    Discussion and practice work: how to make a good sprint review. Technics and tools.
  • Retrospective.
    Discussion and practice work: how to make a good retrospective. Technics and tools.
  • Presentation.
    Students present results their team project work.
  • Project completion.
    Discussion and practice work: summing up the project, performance evaluation, shaping the future vision.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Project Work
  • non-blocking Written Assignments (Test)
    Test consists of open-ended and multiple choice questions. Students get 1 point for each key match (multiple choice questions). As for open-ended question, students get 1 point if they have a clear argument, which addresses the topic and responds effectively to all aspects of the task. The final grade for test is calculated as follows
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * In-class Participation + 0.4 * Project Work + 0.2 * Written Assignments (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