Project management

Module Code
406
Module Coordinators
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Susanne Müller
Teachers
  • Nikolaus Benz
  • Dipl.-Betriebswirt Volker Lenz
  • Short Description

    Tasks of project management, problem areas, techniques

    Learning Objectives

    Students will get to know the specific features connected with projects (especially IT projects) and the tasks associated
    with project management. Special attention will be paid to problems which might arise from doing project work and which
    measures can be taken to solve such problems. In addition, the course deals with various techniques used in project
    management (assessing the scale of the project, project planning) and procedures (life cycle models) which are
    applicable in the different types of projects.

    Contents

    Introduction, beginning a project, project life cycle models, different forms of project organisation and their respective
    advantages and disadvantages, assessing the level of input, planning phase, execution stage, control function, problems
    which can arise in project work, quality assurance and progress tests, completing the project - all activities are illustrated
    and explained with the help of case studies and group work. Project management in action - simulation game.

    Expertise
    COM_THM_ORGANIZER_ONE_STAR
    Method Competence
    COM_THM_ORGANIZER_THREE_STARS
    Social Competence
    COM_THM_ORGANIZER_ONE_STAR
    Self Competence
    COM_THM_ORGANIZER_TWO_STARS
    Duration in Semester
    1
    Instruction Language
    German
    Total Effort
    3 CrP; an estimated 90 hours
    Weekly School Hours
    2
    Method of Instruction

    lectures, case studies

    Evaluation Standard

    Grading pursuant § 9 according to provision (Part I of the exam regulations).

    Availability
    Semesterly
    References
    • Helmut Zell: Projektmanagement – lernen, lehren und für die Praxis, aktuelle Auflage
    • Heinz Schelle: Projekte zum Erfolg führen – Projektmanagement systematisch und kompakt, aktuelle Auflage
    • Olfert (Hrsg.): Kompakt-Training Projektmanagement, aktuelle Auflage
    • Schwarze: Projektmanagement mit Netzplantechnik (und Übungsbuch dazu), aktuelle Auflage
    • Tom DeMarco: Der Termin - Ein Roman über Projektmanagement
    Study Aids

    lecture scripts

    Prerequisite Modules
    Prerequisite for Modules