Project managements and innovation in the era of big data

A.A. 2020/2021
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Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
The course proposes a critical reflection on how the strategic use of Big Data shapes and informs project management and the overall business decision-making.

The course aims to provide students with conceptual grounds and frameworks for managing innovative projects by thinking analytically about the use of Big Data techniques.

Course learning objectives are the following:

Explain the challenges of managing projects by leveraging big data
Understand how big data analytics might improve project work
Discuss how structured/unstructured data affect project design, development and organization
Identify different theoretical approaches, methods and tools to project management and explain their assumptions
Assess the potential of different big data sources for the development of new business models
Risultati apprendimento attesi
By the end of this course, students will acquire knowledge on project management fundamentals and the various project management techniques and principles. They will be able to critical appraise the opportunities and main challenges offered by Big Data and examine how the strategic use of Big Data might support decision making within businesses. The knowledge acquired will allow students to be able to explain and discuss the managerial complexity of a project and what can be gained if big data and analytics are applied to project management decisions.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Terzo trimestre
Metodi didattici
Le lezioni si terranno sulla piattaforma Microsoft Teams. Sono previste lezioni in modalità sincrona ed alcune in modalità asincrona. Entrambe saranno registrate e lasciate a disposizione degli studenti sulla piattaforma Ariel

Programma e materiali di riferimento
Il programma e il materiale di riferimento non subiranno variazioni.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
Esame orale su Microsoft Teams
The course prepares students to be able to reflect on the role of data for business innovation.
The course focuses on the challenges of managing projects by leveraging big data and how big data might improve project work.

The course covers three main areas:
1. The key issues of using Big Data for businesses decision-making and innovation
2. The role of innovation in shaping new forms of organizing and how digital innovations lead to
the emergence of new organizational forms and new institutional infrastructure
3. Managing projects in the big data era, the nature of project-based organizations and the role of
projects as engine for innovation
Foundations of Management
Metodi didattici
The course will combine traditional class lecture, interactive case based sessions, individual and group presentations.
Materiale di riferimento
Studenti frequentanti:
- Davies. A. 2017. Projects: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
- Articoli accademici disponibili su Ariel.

Studenti non frequentanti:
- Pinto, J.K. 2015. Project Management. Achieving Competitive Advantage. Pearson Education
(Chapters: 1 to 10, 13, 14)
- Articoli accademici disponibili su Ariel.
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
Studenti frequentanti:
La valutazione prevede una prova orale finale. Saranno oggetto di valutazione le presentazioni di gruppo e le presentazioni individuali.

Studenti non frequentanti
Esame orale
Lezioni: 40 ore
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