level of course unit
First cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students are able to:
• understand the importance of project management for businesses.
• describe generic project phases and project results.
• apply methods to define project objectives, define the scope of the project and plan the tasks, duration and resource requirements.
• know the roles and people involved in a project.
• understand the importance of communication in projects.
• apply methods to manage projects.
• understand why projects fail and know which respective measures have to be taken.
• know the difference between single-project and multi-project management.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Presentation of specific characteristics of project organisation and of organisational integration, consequences for and resulting problems in businesses.
Students acquire knowledge about fundamental project management methods, such as
• planning of targets, structure, time, costs and organisation
• implementation of environment analysis, risk analysis and interdependece analysis as well as project controlling / project communication
in different phases of projects (beginning, implementtion / controlling, end) by using a chosen project management standard.
Tackle relevant social skills for successful project work. Successful practical projects and typical “pitfalls”.
Understanding of the terms project management, programme 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
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planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Director of Studies
year of study
First year of studies
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