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INP3049981, A.A. 2014/15

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0520, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INNOVATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MORENO MUFFATTO ING-IND/35

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/35 Engineering and Management 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 12/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2015/2016 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 MUFFATTO MORENO (Presidente)
GARENGO PATRIZIA (Membro Effettivo)
2 A.A. 2014/2015 01/10/2014 15/03/2016 MUFFATTO MORENO (Presidente)
GARENGO PATRIZIA (Membro Effettivo)
01/10/2013 15/03/2015 MUFFATTO MORENO (Presidente)
GARENGO PATRIZIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course can be followed by students with different background. Having attended a course like Strategic Management of Organizations can facilitate the learning of the contents of this course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course enables students to acquire managerial skills on Project Management and on the Management of innovation. In particular the following abilities:
- to understand the fundamental aspects of a project from a managerial point of view.
- to understand the viewpoints of the various stakeholders of a project and their influence on the same.
- to build a project plan.
- to understand the fundamentals of the execution of a project
- to learn from the experience
- to communicate the project plan
- to understand the entrepreneurial dimension of a project
Examination methods: At the end of the course a written examination is planned on the entire program.
Assessment criteria: The assessment is based on the following activities and relative weight:
45% written examination
50% project work
5% presentation of the project work
Course unit contents: Characteristics of a project. The basic parameters of the project (scope, resources, time, cost, quality)
The phases of the project life cycle
Stakeholders and their influence on the project
The areas of knowledge in the management of a project (scope, time, cost, quality, risk, human resources, communication, procurement, integration)
Project planning
Project Quality Management
Project Risk Management
The organizational dimension in project management
Creation and management of the project team
The relationship aspects in project management (communication, team building, leadership)
The economic and financial dimension of the project (evaluation criteria, the economic control of the project)
Monitoring and control of the project
Project closure and lessons learned

Types of innovation projects
The sources of innovation
The process of developing a new product (phases and methodologies)
The creativity dimension in the development of a new product / service
The protection of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, etc.)
Organizational and management development team
Innovative processes and relationships between companies
Communication and marketing of innovation

Innovation projects and new business creation
The entrepreneurial dimension of a project
The recognition of a business opportunity
The identification and development of a business model
Business development
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is characterized by a high level of interactivity in which the teacher stimulates the action of the students and classroom discussion.
During the course students must develop a project on a topic agreed with the teacher.
The project must be presented to the other students at the end of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The course materials are available in English only.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)