Alessandro
Grandi


Grandi
Full Professor of Innovation & Operations University of Bologna Core Faculty
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BIO

Alessandro Grandi is full professor of Innovation and Project management at the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. He joined the University of Bologna in 1991 and previously served as associate professor at the University of Udine and as lecturer at the University of Ancona. At the University of Bologna he chaired the Management Engineering master program of the School of Engineering, and is member of the Academic spin-off Committee. Prof. Grandi was member of the Academic committee of the PhD Program in Management Engineering at the University of Padua (2000-2013), he also served for several terms on the board of the Italian Management Engineering Association. At Bologna Business School, prof. Grandi is program director of the Master in Management and of the Corporate MBA Marchesini Group, he also coordinates the project management practice. Prof. Grandi authored over 80 scholarly articles and papers on such topics as technology and competitive strategy, the management of innovation, technology transfer strategy and policy, business model design and innovation. In addition to his academic research and teaching, prof. Grandi serves as an advisor at leading companies and institutions. He currently serves on the board of directors of InSimili Ltd, B-Plas Ltd, Consortium Centro Ceramico, and Almacube Ltd (as Chairman). He is also chairman of the Italian Association of University Incubators. Prof. Grandi received (1980) his Laurea (with honours) in Economics and Management from the University of Bologna. He spent one academic year (1984) as visiting scholar at the Department of Management and Organization, NYU Stern School of Business.

COURSES

FOCUS SESSION – The workshop aims to provide participants the knowledge and instruments related to organization and management of projects, with a particular focus on innovation projects. The subjects analyzed include project planning and control (timing, costs, and technical progress); project organization, the role of project manager and the management of the team; risk management; and management of a project portfolio.

Technology and Innovation

Change Management: the main models of change.

MBA Part-time (Evening)

This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Provides training and experience with project management tools and techniques, including work breakdown structures, network diagrams, risk management, earned value management, and other tools.

The course also addresses the main organizational issues in managing projects and leading project teams. It is fully aligned with Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.

Strategic, organizational and managerial aspects relevant to the development of innovation. Developing new products including an in-depth overview of the importance and role of R&D. Managing projects related to new products. Developing products and optimizing final performances in terms of quality, time and cost.

  • Projects and types of projects: distinctive features
  • Stages and criticalities of project life-cycles
  •  The design/decision stages and planning and organizing stages
  • The project plan
  •  Project organizational structures
  • The key roles in project structures
  • The project manager: role and skill profile
  • Creation and management of the project team 
  • Managing the relationship with the internal and external customer
  • The multi-project management
  • Structuring and managing the project portfolio
Project Management

The course aims to provide participants the knowledge and instruments related to organization and management of projects, with a particular focus on agile methodology. The subjects analyzed include project planning and control (timing, costs, and technical progress); project organization, the role of project manager and the management of the team; risk management; and management of a project portfolio.

Hybrid MBA