Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Project Management

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Understand the importance of project management for a company.
• Describe generic project phases and project results.
• Use methods to define project goals, define project scope and plan tasks, duration and resource requirements.
• Identify roles and participants in a project.
• Understand the importance of communication in projects.
• Apply methods to manage projects.
• Understand the reasons for the failure of projects and the corresponding measures.
• Understand the difference between single and multi-project management.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Presentation of the specifics of the project organization and the organizational integration into, impact on, or resulting problems in companies.
• Imparting basic project management methods, such as
• Planning of goals, structure, time, costs and organization
• Performing environment, risk and interdependency analyses or project controlling/communication in the various phases of projects (start, implementation/controlling, conclusion) on the basis of a selected project management standard.
• Addressing the relevant social skills for successful project work and the mediation of successful practical projects and typical pitfalls.
• Classification of the terms project management, program management and multi-project management.

recommended or required reading

• Gareis (2005): Happy Projects!: Project and program 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

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

1.5

course-hours-per-week (chw)

1

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

2

name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

vzMGM2

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable