TS300222 - Lean and Agile Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 40/100
School exam 60/100 3 hours D

Course content

What lean and agile methods are and how they might be used in maritime and project based industry. PDCA and continuous improvement. System thinking and the Deming System of profound Knowledge (SoPK). Lean methodology and methods and the application in projects. Implementing lean and lean thinking in organizations in project based industry. Agile methods and ambidexterity. Agile teams and organizations. Agile methods. How to use lean and agile methodologies together and simultaneously.

Learning outcome


The student shall document knowledge to the background of lean methodology and agile methods and how lean and agile methods might be used in projects and project based industry. Further, the student shall document knowledge to the use of processes, tools, methods and terminology that is used within lean and agile methods. Have knowledge of how lean and agile methods might be used within innovation and product development.


The student shall understand, as well as be able to use basic methods within projects in maritime industry and project based organizations. Further, the student shall understand the possibilities and limitations that follows the use of lean and agile methods within projects and project based industry. The student shall be able to execute and lead good processes related to lean and agile methods within project based industry.


Have an understanding of what lean and agile methods are, and the opportunities and limitations the two ‘philosophies’ have. The student shall have an understanding and knowledge of the methods and tools which is used within lean and agile methods. The student shall further be able to discern how lean and agile methods separate from traditional methods and tools within project execution. The student shall have knowledge and competence in difficulties implementation of lean and agile methods might have in forms within the maritime industry.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group exercises, presentations and plenary discussions.

Compulsory assignments

  • Minimum required attendance of 80% in the scheduled teaching

Further on evaluation

A minimum of 80% attendance at lectures is required.

3 hours individual written exam (60%) + Project assignment/folder (40%).

Students will make two group assignments collected as a folder for hand in. The group work is included as a part of the assessment and each student within each group will be awarded the same grade. both the exam and mandatory assignments including folder have to be passed to be awarded a grade and pass.

New or postponed exam: It is possible to resit for a new -3- three hours exam. In the event that a group has not passed one or more of the assignments, the group may (subject to the acceptance of all the participating students within the group), to submit a new assignment (folder) by the time for new or postponed exam for the course. The student will have to submit new mandatory assignment\folder at the next ordinary exam if he\she chooses not to submit for the new or postponed examination. The student is entitled to a new or postponed exam only in cases where he\she have a valid reason for absence or have failed the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Shipping management (432SM)

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Project Management
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS School exam 60/100 D 2023-12-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G331 Gnisten/Fagskolen 1
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio 40/100 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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