TDMA4009 - Project Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Implementation of IT solutions can be complicated processes that are typically carried out as projects or project programs. The organizations thus need to develop project managers who are able to carry out the projects within the relevant time and cost limits, at the same time as the project deliveries are in line with expectations. Students will gain knowledge of current theories and methods in planning, implementation and follow-up of projects. Furthermore, this course focuses especially on projects where the aim is acquisition of IT solutions. Students should be able to plan and carry out such implementation projects whether they work for a supplier organization or whether they are on the customer side of a purchasing organization. Furthermore, they will achieve in-depth knowledge of the authorities' guidelines in relation to such procurements and some tools are offered in this context.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the following overall learning outcomes should be achieved:


Students should:

  • Have basic knowledge of projects as a way of work, as well as knowledge of specific project models that can be used when implementing IT solutions in an organization.
  • Have knowledge of key topics and concepts from the project management literature.
  • Have knowledge of regulations, guidelines and available tools for procurement projects, which are applicable to both customers and suppliers.


Students should:

  • Be able to apply basic methods and tools to plan, implement, complete and evaluate projects.
  • Be able to prepare management products that are used in the project work. This includes plan and strategy documents that are subject to change control, registers that are updated while the project progresses and reports that show status of various aspects of the project.
  • Be able to apply a relevant project implementation method in projects where implementation of IT solutions is the goal. This includes work with project management topics such as project organizations, quality, planning, uncertainty, change control, progress control and business related anchoring of the project.

General competence

Students should:

  • Be able to identify challenges in project work and to document these.
  • Be able to evaluate how projects contribute to sustainable development.
  • Be able to identify the need for improvements in projects, and lead the implementation of improvement activities.
  • Be able to understand and utilize the fact that project work is team work where the total contributions counts.
  • Be able to contribute to compliance with ethical guidelines and norms that are applicable for relevant project work.

Learning methods and activities

Student-active collaborative learning with utilization of relevant cooperation technology solutions, as well as lectures.

Compulsory assignments

  • Further information in the course description

Further on evaluation

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT WORK: Participation in a minimum of 75% of the learning activities. The activities are announced at the start of the course. In special cases where 75% participation is not satisfied, the student can enter into an agreement with the course coordinator (emneansvarlig) about alternative learning activities. Three compulsory tasks should be performed in groups of up to 3 people. These must be approved before the candidate get access to the final assessment.

ASSESSMENT: Individual written exam with a duration of four hours. No aids allowed.

Postponed exams can be performed as oral exams: Postponed exams are arranged in May / June.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Archives and Collections Management (MAD)
Digital Collaboration (ITMAIKTSA)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students admitted to the Master's Degree Program in Digital Collaboration or the Master’s Degree Program in Archives and Collections Management.

Course materials

Course literature is determined at the start of the course. In this course, it is relevant to focus on the PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) method. That is, to apply the project management method PRINCE2® in projects that aim to implement IT solutions. Possible textbooks can be:

- Managing successful projects with PRINCE2. ISBN 978 0 11 331059 3. Published by TSO (The Stationery Office), 2009.

- Information Technology Project Management, 8e. ISBN 13: 978-1-285-45234-0. Published by Cengage Learning, 2015.

Possible research articles can be:

- N. Drouin and M. Bourgault, (2013). How organizations support distributed project teams: Key dimensions and their impact on decision making and teamwork effectiveness, J. Manag. Dev., Vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 865-885.

- Floricel, S., Bonneau, C., Aubry, M., & Sergi, V. (2014). Extending project management research: Insights from social theories. International Journal of Project Management, 32 (7), 1091-1107.

- Svejvig, P., & Andersen, P. (2015). Rethinking project management: A structured literature review with a critical look at the brave new world. International Journal of Project Management, 33 (2), 278-290.

- Söderlund, J. (2004). Building theories of project management: past research, questions for the future. International Journal of Project Management, 22 (3), 183-191.

- Winch, G. M. (2014). Three domains of project organizing. International Journal of Project Management, 32 (5), 721-731.

Furthermore, selected resources or lessons based on the following public websites are relevant as additional curriculum:

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- Digitaliseringsdirektoratet (

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDMA4002 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-27 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 20
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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