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Project management in R&D. Kristian Widén, PhD. Kristian Widén, PhD. I am 41 years young I live in Kävlinge, outside Lund Masters in Civil Engineering, PhD in Construction Management, Innovations difusion in the construction sector. I run a company and I am President in SFK.

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project management in r d

Project management in R&D

Kristian Widén, PhD

kristian wid n phd
Kristian Widén, PhD
  • I am 41 years young
  • I live in Kävlinge, outside Lund
  • Masters in Civil Engineering, PhD in Construction Management, Innovations difusion in the construction sector.
  • I run a company and I am President in SFK
the scope of the course
The scope of the course
  • Two courses
    • General (4.5 credits)
      • Basic knowledge on R&D projects and project management in R&D
    • Specific (4.5 credits)
      • Report on a selected topic connected to project management in R&D
course structure
Course structure
  • The course follow the general structure of PMBoK
  • At the end of the course we intend to have some variuos guest lectures giving you example of how it works in practice
course structure c d
Course structure (c’d)
  • Litterature
    • You should each choose a project management text book
    • I recommend to get PMBoK
    • Any additional llitterature will be handed out
course structure c d1
Course structure c’d)
  • Assignments
    • Before each lecture you should write one page on the up-coming topic based on your own litterature
    • Discuss, in groups, the approach to PM related to R&D and present
    • You should right a short summary of your litterature
what is a project1
What is a project?
  • One defintion is:
    • A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.
what is a project2
What is a project?
  • Characteristics
    • Managed by objectives
    • Temporary
    • Unique
    • Progressive elaboration
project examples
Project examples
  • Develop a new product or service
  • Implementing an organsiational change
  • Building a facility
  • Carry out a political campaign
types of projects
Types of projects
  • External
    • On behalf of someone else
  • Internal
    • Internal customer
academic projects
Academic projects
  • Research projects
  • PhD projects
development projects
Development projects
  • New product
  • New process
  • New service
what is project management1
What is project management?
  • One definition is:
    • Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.
what is project management2
What is project management?
  • Managing a project includes:
    • Identifying requirements
    • Establishing clear and achievable objectives
    • Balansing the competing demands for quality, scope, time and cost
    • Adapting apting the specifications, plans, and approach to the different concerns and expectations of the variuos stakeholders
history of projet management
History of Projet management
  • Modern project management started with the Manhattan project
  • Some tools:
    • Gantt - chart, 1917, developed by Henry Gantt
    • PERT - chart 1958, developed by US Navy
    • PM Software, 1970-talet, developed by the american army and the construction sector
    • In 1990s, Project management is beginning to be used more generally.
the knowledge areas of pm
The knowledge areas of PM
  • Integration
  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Human resources
  • Project Communications
  • Risk
  • Procurement
project structure
Project structure

Sub project

Main Project

Sub project

Sub project

Plan, Do, Check, Act

related areas
Related areas
  • Program and program management
  • Portfolio and portfolio management
project phases
Project phases
  • Initial
    • Idea
    • Feasability study
  • Intermidiate
    • Plan
    • Baseline
    • Progress
    • Acceptance
  • Final
    • Handover
project management process groups
Project management process groups
  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing
  • Functional/Line organisation
  • Projecized Organisation
  • Matrix organisation (Weak, Balanced, Strong)
project relations
Project relations
  • Obstacles
    • Cost
    • Confidentiality
    • Diference in deadlines
    • Compeition of resource
    • Dependence of non-resulting project/closing project
    • Information flows
    • Different goals/interests
    • Exisiting platforms/mindsets
    • Conecting theories with data/”Real world”
  • Enablers
    • Right qualified people in the project
    • Good colaboration
    • Finance
    • Share knowledge
    • Flexibility among sub-projects
    • Time-management
    • Perspectives from others
    • Needs from outside academia
    • Data collection in companies
    • Potential for long time focus
    • Same field experience
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