Global Project Management
This course considers the nature as well as the challenges associated with ‘global project management and IT’.
Over the last decades, the global distribution of cooperative work tasks has become more and more commonplace and pronounced following the general trend towards an ever more globalized world. Consequently, cooperative actors are increasingly engaged with the coordination of globally distributed work task. At one level, the global distribution of cooperative work tasks creates a number of specific challenges. That is, spatial, temporal and cultural distance has to be negotiated and bridged.
This course considers the nature as well as the challenges associated with global project management, cases include e.g. global software development, global banking, and ICT interventions for development in the Global South.
During the course the students will relate to:
- The processes of globalization that makes global projects more and more common
- Cases of global project management from industry (e.g. global engineering, global software development, information technology for development).
- Challenges that are particular to global interaction and coordination (e.g. culture, distance, time difference)
- How IT may facilitate cooperation and coordination of global projects
- Various practices of coordination that may be used in global projects
- Introduction to Project Management
- Information technology for development in a global perspective
Formal prerequisites- Students should be able to formulate a research question
- Students should be able to search for and cite literature
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Formulate a research question within the area of global project management related to e.g. globalisation, co-operation, organisation, information technology, collaboration, culture, documents and coordinative artefacts
- Identify, select, and analyse relevant material e.g. theoretical concepts, methods, and empirical material for the research question
- Identify and critically discuss challenges and theoretical concepts relevant to global project management according to academic standards
Ordinary examExam type:
C: Submission of written work, Internal (7-point scale)
C11: Submission of written work