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2016/2017  KAN-CIBCV2050U  Managing text production projects

English Title
Managing text production projects

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 40
Study board
Study Board for Master of Arts (MA) in International Business Communication in English
Course coordinator
  • Hanne Erdman Thomsen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Language
Last updated on 18-02-2016
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Identify and describe a relevant communication project case in a company or other organization
  • Specify a project plan for the case project comprising relevant items introduced in the course, such as goals and scope, stakeholder analysis, project organization, risk analysis and work plan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and methods presented in the course
Managing text production projects:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The same case can be used.
Description of the exam procedure

During the semester, students find a text production case in a company or organisation. The exam project consists of a project plan and a short discussion of theoretical and / or methodological issues.

Course content and structure

The central focus of this course is project management of communication projects concerned with text production, including multi-lingual text production. The aim is to enable students to develop convincing project plans, discuss such plans professionally, and manage projects.


Contents comprise relevant project management issues such as: The project and its organizational form, the project team, stakeholder analysis, risk analysis, mile stones, deliverables, quality management, evaluation of the project, succes criteria, estimating costs and benefits. Furthermore we will also study the concept of Process Maturity and relate this to processes involving text production and information development.

Teaching methods
Students will read literature about project management and prepare for discussion
of cases related to the literature.
In lessons, the focus will be disussion of cases and literature.
During the semester there will be assignments for hand-in in groups. Feed-back will be given on these.
Student workload
Teaching sessions 24 hours
Reading 55 hours
Case work and assignments 53 hours
Exam project 75 hours
Expected literature

JoAnn T Hackos: Information Development: Managing Your Documentation Projects, Portfolio, and People 2nd Edition, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0471777113; ISBN-10: 0471777110

Supplementary reading will be added in the final teaching plan which will be available at Learn.cb.dk.

Last updated on 18-02-2016