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Development Project

The development projects are real work-life projects carried out in collaboration with Laurea's partner companies. The projects are scaled to match the credit points of the course and the digital business study field. Students can also propose projects if they have a suitable partner company and project in mind.

The learning objectives of the development project part of the course encompass general work-life competencies such as project management skills, cooperation skills, client expectation management, and self-management.

How do I work in a project? What is my role?

Project Methodology

Project work is largely centered around self-management and communication. It entails fulfilling the role you've agreed upon within the project group. In practice, this means being proactive and assuming responsibility, prioritizing tasks, scheduling, taking notes, and keeping everyone informed of your task status. Above all, it involves managing your own feelings of uncertainty when you're responsible for the project's outcome.

For more information about projects as a learning environment (including virtual project work), please refer to the Way of Working section.

Below, you can find informative videos and project outlines.

You can also find additional project methodology documentation here.

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Eve's comments on Digital Living Lab
Eve's comments on Digital Living Lab

Eve's comments on Digital Living Lab

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Digital Service Creation methodology - intro

Digital Service Creation methodology - intro

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Digital Service Creation methodology - details

Digital Service Creation methodology - details

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Project Methodology

How are digital services developed? What are the things to consider?

Digital Service Development 

So, what are the specific technical, business strategic and service components to consider in the project? These can vary significantly from one project to another, but some generic guidelines can be identified.

You can familiarize yourself with some of the best schemes and guides in the Content Picks section to kickstart your project.

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How to ensure the project goals are achieved? How to manage the project?

Project Management Tool Trello

Essential for a project to achieve its goals is understanding what needs to be done and the status of each task. To manage tasks, schedules, and information effectively, an easy-to-use project management tool is of great assistance. The project management tool Trello is employed for managing Digital Living Lab projects.

Please refer below for guides on how to use Trello for agile project management.