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Project Management & Teambuilding

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Under the supervision of lecturers the students, with their mixture of backgrounds, will be introduced, as a group, to the new context of a part-time university education at master's level.
This will be achieved by providing the students with an introduction to the theories of team building and communicative behavior. In this way the students will be in a position to understand better the communication processes between people, to make the expectations and conditions in the new context transparent, and to work more efficiently.
The teaching content will comprise above all the following topics:
- Occupational sociology
- Actor-network theory from Bruno Latour
- Recruiting processes
- A critical look at assessment centers
- Ethical and social norms within a team building process
- Project structures in a globalized world As an extension of this
¿ at master's level and for all degree programs
- the complexity and structure of interdisciplinary projects (focus: technology/marketing) will be demonstrated and instruction given in the corresponding management methods.

This transfer of knowledge to the students is also valid as a preparation for an optional certification as project manager, which is offered outside the curriculum. Individual topics of the teaching content:
- Project concept, project types
- Methods of project delimitation and the project context analysis
- Planning the project activities and the most important scheduling instruments
- Methods of resource and cost planning
- Project roles, requirements on project leaders
- Project organization, project culture
- IT-based project documentation
- Written examination or optionally, together with the other members of the team, the production of a project handbook as homework

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Under the supervision of lecturers the students, with their mixture of backgrounds, will be introduced, as a group, to the new context of a part-time university education at master's level.
This will be achieved by providing the students with an introduction to the theories of team building and communicative behavior. In this way the students will be in a position to understand better the communication processes between people, to make the expectations and conditions in the new context transparent, and to work more efficiently.
The teaching content will comprise above all the following topics:
- Occupational sociology
- Actor-network theory from Bruno Latour
- Recruiting processes
- A critical look at assessment centers
- Ethical and social norms within a team building process
- Project structures in a globalized world As an extension of this
¿ at master's level and for all degree programs
- the complexity and structure of interdisciplinary projects (focus: technology/marketing) will be demonstrated and instruction given in the corresponding management methods.

This transfer of knowledge to the students is also valid as a preparation for an optional certification as project manager, which is offered outside the curriculum. Individual topics of the teaching content:
- Project concept, project types
- Methods of project delimitation and the project context analysis
- Planning the project activities and the most important scheduling instruments
- Methods of resource and cost planning
- Project roles, requirements on project leaders
- Project organization, project culture
- IT-based project documentation
- Written examination or optionally, together with the other members of the team, the production of a project handbook as homework

recommended or required reading

- Gellert, M. / Nowak, C. (2002): Teamarbeit ¿ Teamentwicklung ¿ Teamberatung: Ein Praxisbuch für die Arbeit in und mit Teams. Limmer C
- Kerzner, H. (2008): Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. John Wiley & Sons
- Klose, B. (2002): Projektabwicklung, Arbeitshilfen, Fallbeispiele, Checklisten im Projektmanagement. mi-Wirtschaftsbuch
- Litke, H.-D. (2007) Projektmanagement: Methoden, Techniken, Verhaltensweisen: Methoden, Techniken, Verhaltensweisen. Evolutionäres Projektmanagement. Carl Hanser Verlag
- Platzak, G. / Rattay, G. (2004): Projekt Management. Linde
- Schulz von Thun, F. (2004): Miteinander reden (Band 1 ¿ 3). Rororo

assessment methods and criteria

final eximiniation, project

language of instruction

German

number of ECTS credits allocated

4

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

group work, individual work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Norbert Franz Nindl, MBA, MIM

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

TBM.1

type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable