Project and Programme Management (ID)

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode GEMPPM
Vaknaam Project and Programme Management (ID)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Project and Programme Management (ID)
Leerdoelen After following this course students will be able to:
1. describe general characteristics of project, process, multi-project and programme management strategies
2. describe and explain the differences in context the different management strategies require;
3. analyse the success and failure of each management strategy;
4. evaluate under which circumstances which of the management strategies is appropriate;
Omschrijving This course focuses on the different management strategies that are used in planning practice. We use a framework which distinguishes both between output and outcome-oriented management strategies as well as between internal and external orientation. Output can be seen as specific products that are produced: for example the number of highway miles built and repaired. Outcomes are the difference made by the output: better traffic flow, shorter travel times, and fewer accidents. An internal orientation is reflected in management strategies that are defensive towards their context, while this is the other way around with an external orientation. On the basis of this framework we discuss four management strategies: project, process, multi-project and programme management. Each of the management strategies is not only discussed in theory, but also planning practitioners are invited to reflect on how these strategies work in practice. An assignment is also part of the course. In the assignment, students are required to read a business novel – which might need to be purchased – and reflect in groups on the management strategies that can be found in these books. In this way, students are both trained to understand the theoretical principals of the different approaches, as well as gain an understanding how these strategies work in practice and what are important elements to take into account.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Examination with open questions digital, Group assignments
(+ Group presentation)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. T. Busscher
Docent(en) dr. T. Busscher ,prof. ir. W.L. Leendertse
Verplichte literatuur
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Entreevoorwaarden Admitted to a MSc-program of the faculty of spatial sciences.
Opmerkingen Maximum number of students is 40. Only open for EIP, SSP and ReMa students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Society, Sustainability and Planning  (Optional courses Society, Sustainability and Planning) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I b keuze