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Project Management

Exam number: 3087

Semester: from 4th semester (Schwerpunktbildung)

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: You need to register for this course in Moodle. Please contact the chair for more information. Grundlagenausbildung should be completed.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 33,75 h; self-study: 146,25 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful written exam (120 min). Bonus system to be announced in the first lecture. Attendance is mandatory.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

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, self-studies

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).

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.