level of course unit
First cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students are able to:
• Understand the importance of project management for a company.
• Describe generic project phases and project results.
• Use methods to define project goals, define project scope and plan tasks, duration and resource requirements.
• Identify roles and participants in a project.
• Understand the importance of communication in projects.
• Apply methods to manage projects.
• Understand the reasons for the failure of projects and the corresponding measures.
• Understand the difference between single and multi-project management.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Presentation of the specifics of the project organization and the organizational integration into, impact on, or resulting problems in companies.
• Imparting basic project management methods, such as
• Planning of goals, structure, time, costs and organization
• Performing environment, risk and interdependency analyses or project controlling/communication in the various phases of projects (start, implementation/controlling, conclusion) on the basis of a selected project management standard.
• Addressing the relevant social skills for successful project work and the mediation of successful practical projects and typical pitfalls.
• Classification of the terms project management, program management and multi-project management.
recommended or required reading
• Gareis (2005): Happy Projects!: Project and programme management. Project portfolio management. Management of the project-oriented organization. Management in the project-oriented society, 1. Aufl., MANZ Verlag Wien
• Patzak, Rattay (2014): Projektmanagement: Leitfaden zum Management von Projekten, Projektportfolios und projektorientierten Unternehmen, 6. Aufl., Linde Verlag Wien
assessment methods and criteria
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number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
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semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Martin Adam
year of study
First year of studies
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