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TAYJ035 Project Management and Leadership 2 ECTS
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General description


What do a house renovation, a PhD defence and a space ship launch have in common? They are all projects—temporary endeavors aimed at creating unique outcomes. They should all have a schedule, a budget, a certain level of quality, etc. To animate these projects, somebody needs to manage and lead them. This course in Project Management and Leadership consists of 11 lectures and 6 practical sessions delivered in three days. The course will give a solid grasp of the Project Management discipline and possibilities for its application to projects in the biomedical field. As practice shows, anyone from a PhD student to a practicing Project Manager will benefit.


On completion of the course, the participants will:

  • know what the discipline of Project Management is, its current state and the existing standards,
  • learn what does and doesn’t work in a Research environment and why,
  • learn how to efficiently organize work towards a goal,
  • be able to develop a professional project’s schedule and budget,
  • master the tools to generate ideas, make decisions and solve problems,
  • learn good practices for communication within a project, influence others and act in a crisis.

Schedule 23.-25.9.2015:

at 8-12 o'clock in Room D11 (Main building)
at o'clock in 12-18 Pinni B3107

08:15-09:45 Lecture 1: Introduction to Project Management

10:00-10:45 Practice 1: Decision trees and process maps (pencil and paper needed)

11:00-12:30 Lecture 2: Starting a project

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:15 Practice 2: Techniques to acquire information (pencil and paper needed)

14:30-16:00 Lecture 3: Work motivation

16:15-17:45 Lecture 4: Communication

at 8-12 o'clock in A3 (Main building)
at 12-18 o'clock in A4 (Main building)

08:15-09:45 Lecture 5: Scheduling a project

10:00-11:30 Practice 3: Developing a project schedule (pencil and paper needed)

11:45-12:30 Lecture 6: Money and contracts (part 1)

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:15 Lecture 6: Money and contracts (part 2)

14:30-16:00 Lecture 7: Risk management in projects

16:15-17:45 Practice 4: Looking for risks

at 8-18,  Linna K113

08:15-09:45 Lecture 8: Teams and teamwork

10:00-11:30 Lecture 9: Leadership

11:45-12:30 Practice 5: Persuasion and influence (pencil and paper needed)

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-15:00 Lecture 10: Project execution and closure

15:15-16:45 Lecture 11: Thinking in a project

17:00-17:45 Practice 6: Creativity and decision-making (pencil and paper needed)

Selection method is draw. Maximum amount of students is 30. Student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment time.

Mode of Completion: Active participation is required. After the course, participants write a short 2-3 pages project plan  (real or imagined) on the basis of issues discussed on the course.

Sergey V. Nesterov holds a medical degree (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine, St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and a PhD degree in Human Physiology from the Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry (Russia); he holds postgraduate certificates in Project Management and Business Administration from the University of Wales (UK) and is a certified Project Management Professional (USA). He also is an Adjunct Professor in Clinical Physiology at the University of Turku (Finland) and a Research Programme Manager at Turku PET Centre (Finland).

Enrolment for University Studies

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Nesterov Sergey, Teacher responsible


23-Sep-2015 – 25-Sep-2015