Applied project management

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Course Code: GFOK065
Number of Credits: 1,5 HEC
Number of Participants: 20

The aim of the course is to give you a basic and holistic view of project work and how projects can be planned and delivered. The emphasis is on simple, practical tools that you can use in your work. The entire project workflow is discussed, with particular emphasis on the preparation phase. Focus will be on you and your development in the role as a project manager beginning with examples from your daily work.

Intended learning outcome
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
  • describe and use some practical, easy-to-use, basic methods for project management;
  • apply the project format in your daily work, e.g. creating plans, and manage risks;
  • describe the main roles and their responsibilities in a project organization;
  • adapt your role as project manager to different types and stages of projects.

Entrance requirements
No pre-requirements
This course is eligible within the "Generic and Transferable Skills" course curriculum for PhD students and young researchers at Chalmers University of Technology


The following topics will be discussed during the course:
  • Think before you act!
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Setting objectives and limits
  • Visualizing the project
  • Planning the work
  • Clarifying roles
  • lnteracting with the environment
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Succeeding with realization
  • Practicing leadership
  • Closing the project

Course leader and examiner apm.png
Tommy Olin, course leader
harina Hiort, examiner

Running schedule

The course includes lectures, group tasks, discussions, and homework. Most of the group tasks involve actual cases, and you are invited to bring your own project to the course.



Material will be distributed before and during the course as well as a list of reference literature.

Full attendance at all occasions and an oral presentation of how and when to start using the new learnings, related to the ILO. Grading U, G.
Examination in the enrolled courses can be acquired within one year from the start. After the expiration date no missing assignments can be admitted and a participant should re-apply to another course occasion.


Stand-by list means that the course is fully booked but you may be offered a seat if one becomes available. In this case a notification will be sent to you.

Cancellation:  For this course you need to cancel your seat at least 2 weeks prior to course start.
For most other GTS courses  cancellations should be done as soon as possible and one week before start at the latest  via the link in the confirmation email. In case of cancellation less then 7 days before start, send email to Starting Autumn term 2018, late cancellations (less then 7 days) and no-showing up to the  course will be fined.

Published: Wed 03 Jun 2020.