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Project Management (E)

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
* can apply the approaches, functions, methods and tools of project management
* can work, organize and form teams in a project-oriented way and lead them appropriately
* knows tools and documentation standards
* can apply PM tools and standards
* knows frameworks for project management
* knows the basic communication, moderation and negotiation techniques as well as the most important leadership tools
* can use these tools in steering project teams and coordinating with stakeholders in a way that is appropriate for the situation and the employees
* can monitor project portfolios

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

* Basics of project management
* Project management methods and tools
* Roles in projects; communication and documentation
* Problem, conflict, risk and crisis management
* Theories/models and procedures for teambuilding
* Tools for supporting teambuilding

recommended or required reading

Barker St., Cole R.; Brilliant Project Management, What the best project managers know, do and say; Pearson; 2012
Ding R.; Key Project Management based on effective project thinking; Springer; 2019
Karlgaard R., Malone M.S.; Team Genius: The New Science of High Performing Organisations; 2015
Marle F., Vidal A.; Managing complex, high risk projects, Springer; 2016
Schwindt Ch., Zimmermann J.; Handbook on Project Management and Scheduling Vol 2; Springer; 2015
N.N.; PMBOOK guide; A guide to the project management body of knowledge; Project Management Institute; 2013
Roudias J.; Mastering principles and practices in PMBOK, PRINCE2, and Scrum; Pearson FT Press; 2013

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Van der Vorst, MBA

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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