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Project Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

• are able to define, make concepts for, plan, implement and evaluate simple projects.
• are able to structure and plan projects and to use team members in a productive way.
• are able to responsibly manage projects using adequate project planning software.
• are able to develop specifications and a final report.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

After having received basic definitions of project management functions, students are taught how to make practical use of this knowledge. This process focuses mainly on defining the tasks of the project manager and the roles of the other members of project teams as well as the most important project management tools and project management methods. The course covers what a project is, the types of project which exist as well as capacity planning, resource planning, cost planning, project organization, IT-supported project documentation and the final project manual.
Specific contents:
• Meaning of project management
• Project characteristics
• Project definition & differentiation from project order
• Project planning and project organization
• Roles & responsibilities in a project
• Project implementation and project controlling
• Project closure
• Success factors project management
• Contents project manual
• Introduction to time management & stress factors in projects
• Introduction to the development of a schedule plan and a milestone plan using MS Project

recommended or required reading

Bohinc, T. (2012): Grundlagen des Projektmanagements: Methoden, Techniken & Tools für Projektleiter, 3. Aufl., Offenbach: Gabal.
Ahlemann, F.; Eckl , C. (2013): Strategisches Projektmanagement: Praxisleitfaden, Fallstudien und Trends, Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
Andler, N. (2013): Tools für Projektmanagement, Workshops und Consulting: Kompendium der wichtigsten Techniken und Methoden, 5. Aufl., Erlangen: Publicis Publishing.
Olfert, K. (2014): Kompakttraining Projektmanagement, 9. Aufl., Herne: NWB Verlag.
Patzak, G.; Rattay, G. (2008): Projektmanagement: Leitfaden zum Management von Projekten, Projektportfolios und projektorientierten Unternehmen, 5. Aufl., Wien: Linde Verlag.
Sterrer, C.; Winkler, G. (2010): Setting Milestones: Projektmanagement Methoden - Prozesse – Hilfsmittel, Berlin: Goldegg Verlag.
Kerzner, H. (2006): Project Management: A systems approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 9th ed., Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Berkun, S. (2008): Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media.

assessment methods and criteria

Study and/or case study

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Mag. Nikolaus Seitz, MBA

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable