level of course unit
Learning outcomes of course unit
- are able to implement a project by applying professional project management skills.
- are able to manage a project in a systematic, professional and punctual manner.
- are aware of the special roles within a project.
- are aware of the importance of project communication at all levels (discussions, documentation, descriptions, presentations) and know how to behave accordingly.
- have specialist knowledge enabling them to solve specific problems.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Successfully completed courses of the previous semester
In order to prepare students in the best way possible for working life problems, they tackle practical tasks – preferably based on real contracts from businesses or public institutions – together in groups. Students work on these tasks and gain hands-on experience by following instructions given by the lecturer. In doing so, they make use of the knowledge they have already acquired and contrast it with the observations and experiences of a practice-based project. Students deepen and improve their subject-specific skills, while at the same time consolidating complementary skills such as social skills, risk management skills, budgeting skills and their ability to take economically responsible decisions.
Based on a client briefing (given by the teacher or external partners such as associations and companies) students work on the presented projects on their own and only ask the lecturer for instructions if they need support. Students are responsible for planning, coordinating, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating and giving the final report. The role of the lecturer is focused on project coaching.
recommended or required reading
- Rainwater, H.P.: Katzen hüten, MITP-Verlag, 2003
- Balzert, Helmut: Lehrbuch der Softwaretechnik. Basiskonzepte und Requirements Engineering.- Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009.
- Balzert, Helmut: Lehrbuch der Softwaretechnik. Softwaremanagement.- Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2008
- Balzert, Helmut: Lehrbuch der Softwaretechnik: Entwurf, Implementierung, Installation und Betrieb Gebundenes Buch, Spektrum Verlag, 2011
- Brandt-Pook, H.; Kollmeier, R.: "Softwareentwicklung kompakt und verständlich: Wie Softwaresysteme entstehen", Springer Verlag, 2016
- Post, U.: "Besser coden: So machen Sie Ihren Code (und die Welt) ein bisschen besser!", Rheinwerk-Verlag, 2017
assessment methods and criteria
Project work, review talk
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Independent project work under supervision
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Inf. Karsten Böhm
year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery