Lugano, Switzerland

Strategic Project Management

when 22 August 2024 - 24 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee CHF 1000

Why do so many projects fail? Why do so many others fail to produce lasting results? Why do so many projects suffer from cost and time overruns? How can organizations identify and design high-leverage policies to improve project performance? This course introduces participants to the basic principles, methods, and tools for project management in a realistic context, allowing them to improve their ability to manage complex projects.

In this course, we will cover three important aspects of project management:
- Theory, methods, and tools to effectively plan, organize, and control projects;
- Techniques to manage projects more effectively;
- Hands-on, practical project management knowledge shared through workshops.

Course leader

Prof. Paulo Gonçalves & Mariya Andreeva

Course aim

By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the theory underlying the methods and tools of project management (Project Charter, SMART goals, OKRs, WBS,CPM, EVM, and RM);
- Be able to apply Project Management methods and tools in real cases, and understand their limitations;
- Have learned from each other through class discussions and workshop assignments.

Credits info

1 EC
In order to get the Certificate of completion and the 1 ECTS participants MUST:
- Attend at least 80% of the course;
- Attend the plenary(s) offered during the days of the course;
- Pass the final assignment.

Fee info

CHF 1000: Early bird price until May 1st.
CHF 1200: Normal price after May 1st.


Discounts are available for PhD and Master students and participants from LMICs. Some scholarships are available especially for participants from LMICs.