Organizations need to develop project managers who can complete projects on time and within budget and this course addresses challenges such as the ability to manage projects and stakeholders, risk assessment and agile planning. Students will gain advanced knowledge of the key theories of project management and agile development. They will acquire specialised problem-solving skills, being able to plan and run a time-boxed iteration, and to use a project management tool. They shall take responsibility to conduct plan, organise and control an agile IS project.



The student...

  • is able to describe main theories of agile project management
  • is able to define key concepts related to project management
  • is able to identify and discuss agile project management methodologies


The student...

  • is able to evaluate and assess risks in a project
  • is able to recognize and mitigate the early sources of failure in the project life cycle
  • is able to apply estimation techniques to a project requirements specification
  • is able to create and evaluate project plans in a project management tool (Atlassian Jira)
  • is able to run a time-boxed, incremental, iteration


The student...

  • is able to understand the implications, challenges, and opportunities of organizational dynamics in project management
  • is able to critically evaluate project management teams in an organisation

Emnet inngår i

Master Information Systems

Master Human-Computer Interaction

Master Applied Computer Science


Block teaching for four weeks. There will be class teaching three days a week for the two first weeks. The course is structured as a combination of class teaching, group collaboration and presentation in class.

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Lectures and student guidance: 36 hours

Self-study: 76 hours

Preparation for presentation/discussion in class: 10 hours

Exercise: 23 hours

Assessment 55 hours

Total: 200 hours


Atlassian Jira Studio


Eksamensdel: Skriftlig individuell hjemmeeksamen

Varighet: 2 uker

Gradering: Nasjonal karakterskala A - F (F er ikke bestått)

Vekting: 75 % av samlet vurdering

Hjelpemidler: Alle hjelpemidler tillatt


Eksamensdel: Muntlig individuell eksamen

Varighet: 30 minutter

Gradering: Nasjonal karakterskala A - F (F er ikke bestått)

Vekting: 25 % av samlet vurdering

Hjelpemidler: Ingen hjelpemidler tillatt 


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Updated information on textbooks and other teaching materials is published per programme on our online learning platform before the semester starts. Information is also available per application on our website.

In addition to literature and other teaching material, scheduled teaching and other scheduled learning activities are always part of the syllabus.