Pre-Course Message.

Dear student,

if you are interested to attend PMSS (Project Management and Soft Skills) in A.Y. 2021/22, read carefully the message below;

The course accepts a limited number of Master students and it is already overbooked. There are many students willing to attend it and they are not accepted. Therefore, we are soliciting students who have included it in their study plan, in case they decide not to attend, to cancel PMSS from their list of courses, as soon as they can (which depends on the time window opened by their Degree). The day when a position is released, it is available for some other student.  This might in principle happen every single day until the start of the course.

The course will start on February 25th, 2022, until the last week of May. It will be held at the School of Engineering, Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna. I am assigned three hours every Friday afternoon, starting at 3 pm.

The course fosters interactivity among students: during the classes, group work is organised, discussions are held, forms and questionnaires are filled, tests are made. Moreover, each lecture ends with some (simple) homework to be made by the following week. For this reason, IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ATTEND IT IF YOU CAN NOT PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY TO THE CLASSES.

Moreover, ATTENDANCE IN PRESENCE IS STRONGLY SOLICITED. Participating from home will let you miss 50% of the flavour, and will make your participation in the team works more complex and unpleasant. The course will be offered also via Microsoft Teams: in this case, all interactive activities will (also) happen on Teams but you might feel not totally involved.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Roberto Verdone


HOMEWORK

After February 25 lecture: 

Fill the Form PMSS22 carefully, by March 2, 12 pm.

After March 4 lecture:

Fill the Form S2 carefully, by March 9, 12 pm.

After March 11 lecture:

Fill the Form DA carefully, by March 16, 12 pm.

After March 18 lecture:

– Disclosure Agreement

Fill in and send the DisclosureAgreement if you would like to take part in the project and receive the reference letter at the end of the course. Submission of the DA has to be done via email in .pdf format and to be sent to flaminia.saratti [at] unibo.it by March 23, 12 pm. Use this subject for the email: “PMSS22 – DA”. The attached file should be renamed as

  • UI_DA

where UI is the student’s Unique Identifier.

– CV Contest

Prepare your CV and Cover Letter. Submission of the CVs (with cover letters) has to be done via email in .pdf format and to be sent to flaminia.saratti [at] unibo.it by March 23, 12 pm. Use this subject for the email: “PMSS22 – CV Contest”. The two attached files should be renamed as:

  • UI_CV
  • UI_Cover

where UI is the student’s Unique Identifier.

In the body of the email indicate whether you apply for:

After March 25 lecture:

– Madness Slide

Deliver the Madness Slide (one single slide) to flaminia.saratti [at] unibo.it in .ppt format. Rename the file as “UI.ppt” where UI is your Unique Identifier and deliver it by March 30, 12 pm.

The subject of the email has to be “PMSS22 – Madness X Y” where:

  • X indicates your preferred date:
    • 1 = April 1
    • 8 = April 8
    • ? = both dates are fine
  • Y indicates your attendance:
    • R if you will be in the classroom
    • H if you will be at home

After Lecture April 8:

– Livrea

Check your email inbox and perform Livrea Tasks by April 13, 12 pm:

  • Smart Got Talent
  • 16 Personalities

No need to send emails to us

– Form IS

Fill the Form IS carefully, by April 13, 12 pm.

After Lecture April 29:

Check your email inbox and perform the Atti2de game by May 4, 12 pm.

If you consider proposing yourself for the public speaking session, please fill this form.

After Lecture May 6:

– ILS test

Take the Index of Learning Styles test at this link.

– Form RL

Fill the Form RL carefully, by May 11, 12 pm.

– Form MATRIX – only CHROs (or CEOs)

Fill the Form MATRIX carefully, by May 11, 12 pm.

After Lecture May 13:

– Elevator Pitch

Prepare your Elevator Pitch by the next lecture

– Business Letter or One-page Report

Deliver the Business Letter or the One-page Report to flaminia.saratti [at] unibo.it in .pdf format. Rename the file as “UI_report” where UI is your Unique Identifier and deliver it by May 25, 12 pm.

After Lecture May 20:

Fill the Form LIVREA carefully, by May 27, 12 pm

 

 


CV Contest.

A professional and experienced recruiter will open a (virtual) position as a project manager. Students of this course will be allowed to submit their own CVs to simulate a true job application. The CVs will be analysed by the recruiter, and the winner(s) elected – with the consequent simplification of their exam.

 


Exam.

The exam will provide a pass/fail outcome (no mark).

Before the date of the oral exam (see below the dates and deadlines) the student will deliver to the instructor:

1) a three-page project proposal, following the template provided by the instructor (“Project Proposal Template”); this can be shared by all members of a group, if a team is created;

2) your CV and Cover Letter, applying for the CV Contest positions (“Associate Project Manager_Job Description” and “Assistant to WiLab Communication and Project Managers_Internship Description”)

3) a one-page report/business letter of a personal experience, following the template provided (“One Page Report Template” or “Business Letter Template”);

On the date of the exam, the student will:

1) take a multiple-answer examination;

2) present to the instructor a PowerPoint presentation describing the project proposal, following the guidelines for presentations discussed during the course.

Delivery of material for the exam must happen before deadlines (see below) via email to flaminia.saratti [at] unibo.it with subject “PMSS – Exam”, attaching all documents in .pdf form. The body of the email should include name(s) of student(s) submitting the documents for the exam and the UI(s). Students whose material has already been accepted during the course, do not need to re-submit.

At the oral exam, all material provided is possibly discussed; the presentation is given a maximum time slot of five minutes.

 

Here will be published the list of students whose CV and Cover Letter has been accepted during the course: PMSS22_CVs_and_CoverLetters

Here will be published the list of students whose report or business letter has been accepted during the course: PMSS22_reports_and_letters

Here will be published the list of students whose Project has been accepted during the course: PMSS22_projects

 

Exam dates and deadlines

The written part of the exam will be online for everybody. The oral part of the exam can be taken both online (via Team)  or in presence depending on University rules.

All material must be received by precise deadlines. Students have to register on AlmaEsami by the same deadline.

Please note that the pre-exam includes only the written part, all the other dates include both the written and the oral part.

Pre-exam date:

June 6  – Registration Link  (deadline June 1)

Exam dates (registration available on AlmaEsami):

June 17 (deadline June 3, 12 pm)

July 8 (deadline June 24, 12 pm)

July 29 (deadline July 15, 12 pm)

 


Forms to fill.

To be filled only by students attending classes, upon request by the instructor.

Form F1

Form C

Form K

Form H

Form S1

Form PMSS22

Form S2

Form DA

Form P

Form IS

Form S3

Form S4

Form R

Form R2

Form L1

Form SP

Form L2

Form RL

Form Matrix

Form LIVREA

Form EP

Form SmartSurvey

3-min Pitch

Public Speaking Session

Attendance Today (Form) – DO NOT FILL BEFORE CALL DURING THE CLASS


Material for classes and exam in 2022.

Disclosure Agreement – deadline during the course March 23, 12 pm

Associate Project Manager_Job Description (CV Contest) – deadline during the course March 23, 12 pm.

Assistant to WiLab Communication and Project Managers_Internship Description (CV Contest) – deadline during the course March 23, 12 pm.

Project Proposal_Template – deadline during the course May 25, 12 pm.

Business Letter Example – deadline during the course May 25, 12 pm.

One Page Report_ Template – deadline during the course May 25, 12 pm.

 


Slides.

They can be found on virtuale.unibo.it and are uploaded right after the end of the class.