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Agile Project Management

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Learning outcomes of course unit

The students
• Are able to define, design, plan, implement and evaluate projects of low complexity.
• Can structure projects, plan them and use team members in a meaningful way.
• Can manage projects responsibly with the help of suitable project planning software.
• Are able to create a requirement specification and a final report.
• Understand the difference between classic and agile project management.
• Can use and apply agile methods in project management.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

After the basic definition of the project management functions, the students are introduced to the application in practice. In particular, the tasks of the project manager as well as other roles in project teams and the most important project management tools and methods are discussed. The course contents include the project concept and project types as well as performance planning, resource and cost planning, project organization, IT-supported project documentation and the concluding project manual. Particular importance is attached to the question of how agility can be combined and implemented with classical project management.

Part A: Grundlagen des Projektmanagements
• Importance of project management for companies
• Project definition & differentiation from the project order
• Project planning & organization
• Roles & responsibilities in the project
• Project implementation and controlling
• Project completion
• Success factors in project management
• Contents of the project manual
• Introduction of time management & stress factors in projects
• Introduction and creation of a time and milestone plan with the aid of software

Part B: Agility in project management
• Building an agile mindset with values and principles
• Scrum and Scrum roles (product owner, development team, Scrum Master)
• Application of agile techniques (use cases, personas, burn up chart, cumulative flow diagram, earned value analysis)
• Fundamentals of Kanban and Scrumban

recommended or required reading

Hofert, S. (2018). Das agile Mindset: Mitarbeiter entwickeln, Zukunft der Arbeit gestalten. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Kopp, D. (2019). Industrie 4.0: Agiles Arbeiten – Die Zukunft des Projektmanagement. Wien: Westermann.
Kraus, G., & Westermann, R. (2019). Projektmanagement mit System: Organisation, Methoden, Steuerun. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Kusay-Merkle, U. (2018). Agiles Projektmanagement im Berufsalltag: Für mittlere und kleine Projekte. Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
Kuster, J., Bachmann, C., Huber, E., Hubmann, M., Lippmann, R., Schneider, E., Schneider, P., Witschi, U., & Wüst, R. (2019). Handbuch Projektmanagement: Agil – Klassisch – Hybrid. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Timinger, H. (2017). Modernes Projektmanagement: Mit traditionellen, agilem und hybridem Vorgehen zum Erfolg. Weinheim: Wiley.

assessment methods and criteria

Project documentation

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is conducted with presence phases (deductive method, in which assistance is given in the learning process and knowledge is imparted via frontal lectures).
• In addition, The students plan a project using software.

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English version will be available soon

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)

not applicable