Name of module: Project Management
Exam number: 3087
Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht
Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester
Prerequisites: "Orientierungsphase" should be completed.
Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
Serviceveranstaltung für Studierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften
Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel
Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel
Language of teaching: englisch
ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 5
Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.): 37,5 Std.; Selbststudium: 112,5 Std.
Contact hours (per week in semester): 3
Methods and duration of examination:
It is possible to earn a course requirement (Prüfungsschein). Provided that you successfully complete the final examination. Bonus system to be announced in the first lecture. Attendance is mandatory.
Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Eins
Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Learning how to use project-management methods and a wide-spread project-management tool (Microsoft Project).
Contents of the module:
This course will introduce fundamental project management concepts, methods and tools. You will work with Microsoft Project, the most common project management tool in practice. Main features of MS Project include:
- Activity and time planning using network planning techniques such as CPM (critical path method), cost planning
- Planning, scheduling and managing resources
- Project monitoring and controlling (times, deadlines, budget)
- Project evaluation and reporting
Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures and exercises, working with MS Project hands-on
Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Kurbel, Karl E.: The Making of Information Systems – Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized World, Berlin: Springer 2008 (chapter 8).