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Project Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Project Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-580
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BBWL-2020-580 (P420-0130) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 5, mandatory course
IBB-670 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 5, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Malte Beinhauer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Malte Beinhauer

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Learning outcomes:
The goal of this module is to teach the basics of operational project management and team organization.
After successfully completing this module, students will have comprehensive knowledge of the concept, development, meaning, scope and methods of project management.
They will be able to analyze customer requirements and develop them within the framework of a well-structured implementation concept.  
Methodical competence:
Students will be able to identify and transfer theoretical approaches and methods and use them to solve selected practical project issues, e.g. from the IT sector or other selected sectors.
They will have improved their ability to think in a structured and transdisciplinary manner.
Social competence:
Students will have increased their knowledge with regard to interaction, communication, motivation and moderation in teams. They will have strengthened their ability to empathize, communicate, negotiate and argue.
Overall goals after successfully completing this module:
As a project manager or manager, students will be able to handle the technical, organizational and human aspects of a complex project correctly. They will be familiar with and understand the project management process and be able to identify risks to project success. They will be able to identify miscommunication at an early stage, prevent it and, if necessary, avert it using structured risk and expectation management. The students will be able to organize teamwork within the project and comprehend the social psychological processes taking place there. Furthermore, they will be able to think, argue and act in a team-oriented manner and handle and resolve conflicts within the framework of professional escalation management at a low escalation level.

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Module content:
- Introduction to project management
- Process models (sequential, iterative, agile)
- Project definition
- Stakeholder management
- Key documents for defining projects and expectation management
- Project planning, precedence diagram model
- Structure, process, capacity, deadline and cost planning
- Risk management
- Project structure plan
- Realistic planning
- Accurate estimates
- Project execution
- Project phases, milestones
- Project controlling
- Setting up and leading project teams
- Project communication and management
- Measuring progress
- Solving problems
- Escalation process
- Requirements management
- Negotiating
- Time management
- IT support

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with integrated tutorial, small group tasks, self-awareness exercises
Project work in a team on a topic from the field of economics
Documentation and presentation of the projects progress and its results
Presentations, videos, role playing, documents, magazines, books, internet research

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Recommended or required reading:
- Kuster, Bachmann, et al.: Handbuch Projektmanagement: Agil – Klassisch – Hybrid, 2018.
- Antons, K.: Praxis der Gruppendynamik. Übungen und Techniken. 10. Aufl.,
  Göttingen u. a.: Hogrefe, 2018.
- Bohnic, T.: Grundlagen des Projektmanagements: Methoden, Techniken und Tools
  für Projektleiter, Gabal, 2019.
- Bohnic, T.: Führung im Projekt, Springer Gabler, 2012
- Pichler, R.: Agiles Produktmanagement mit Scrum: Erfolgreich als Product Owner arbeiten , d.punkt,
- Verzuh, E.: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 5. Aufl., Wiley,  
  Hoboken, 2015.

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