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INN3026/1 Project Management in Innovation Processes

Learning outcomes


The student

  • has thorough knowledge of the concepts of project management
  • has thorough knowledge of the fundamental elements in project organized innovation processes
  • has thorough knowledge of how to organize and facilitate innovation processes as a project in organizations
  • has thorough knowledge of opportunities and barriers in project management


The student

  • can discuss varieties of project management theories
  • can identify, and analyze project management theories and relate it to practical cases and issues
  • can work in project teams in innovation processes

General competence

The student

  • can participate as a team member or as a project manager in projects focusing on innovation
  • can review relevant literatures, critique and debate key theoretical concepts and apply these in practice in projects

Course content

This course deals with project management as a way of organizing and manage process in general and more specifically as an instrument or agent for innovation.

Specific topics dealt with, include:

  • Types, sources and models of project management
  • Project management in organizations as an instrument for innovation
  • Organizing for innovation processes using projects, the relation between temporary and permanent organization
  • Leading projects and working with project teams
  • Learning and developing competence during project
  • The complexity regarding projects in ways of organizing and managing
  • Collaborating and building trust in projects

Teaching and working methods

Discussion based lectures, case study seminars and use of cases to illustrate the theory.

Students are expected to attend weekly classes on campus and to take active part in the classes. Expected workload in the course is 187,5-225 hours (according to ECTS-standard). 

Coursework requirements

  • Mandatory attendance at case study seminars.
  • Oral presentations and written assignments related to the case study seminars in groups of 3-6 students.


Two days individual home exam. The exam must be written in English.

The performance will be evaluated by letter grade, A-F, where E is the lowest passing grade.

Examination support material