The project process
The project process consists of four stages: preliminary study, launch, implementation and conclusion.
There are a number of templates for each stage, available under the relevant heading.
Preliminary study stage
A preliminary study is conducted to describe and assess the project proposal’s feasibility. The preliminary study may include alternative solutions. The proposals are to be described in a preliminary study report. Usually, there is no steering group at the preliminary study stage, as the decision on the project’s implementation has not yet been taken.
The launch stage involves planning the project’s implementation, documenting goals, with costs, stakeholders, etc. in a project plan. A well-implemented launch stage is crucial to the project’s chances of success.
The launch stage includes the appointment of a project principal, steering group and project manager.
- Project plan, in Swedish (Word 190kB, new window)
- Stakeholder analysis, in Swedish (PDF 85kB, new window)
- Risk analysis, in Swedish (PDF 73kB, new window)
The implementation stage is when the project work is carried out. The project manager works together with the project group and reports to the steering group.
Depending on the type of project, the implementation stage can take various forms.
The conclusion stage involves writing the final report and submitting the project result to the organisation responsible.
Training in project methodology
What is the role of the project office?
The project office is part of the University management staff and deals with projects for which the vice-chancellor, the university director, the study programmes board or the research board have taken decisions on implementation and funding.
The project office provides support at the start of the project, in drawing up project plans, suggesting templates, following up and supporting project managers and project principals. The office reports back on the overall picture of ongoing projects.
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