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Project and Process Management

Module name (EN): Project and Process Management
Degree programme: Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2014
Module code: MFSTM-130
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work (Repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MFSTM-130 Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2014, semester 1, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MFSTM-350 Leisure, Sport and Tourism Management - Study Project
MFSTM-W-11 Edutainment
MFSTM-W-111 Sports Management
MFSTM-W-141 Health and Wellness Tourism
MFSTM-W-21 Entrepreneurship
MFSTM-W-31 Recreation and Adventure Management
MFSTM-W-91 Quality Management
MFSTM-W71 Mobility Management

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Nicole Schwarz
Dozenten des Studiengangs

[updated 25.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
The goal of this module is to teach the basics of project management with special regard to the problems and specifics of the leisure, sports or tourism sector.
Professional skills:
After successfully completing this module, students will have comprehensive knowledge of the concept, development, meaning, scope and methods of project management and process modeling.
Methodological skills:
Students will be able to identify and transfer theoretical approaches and methods and use them to solve selected project tasks, in particular from the fields of leisure, sports and tourism. Students will be familiar with the methods of process modeling and be able to transfer these to project work.
They will have improved their ability to think in a structured and transdisciplinary manner.
Social skills:
Students will have improved their knowledge with regard to interaction, communication, motivation and moderation in teams. They will have strengthened their ability to empathize, communicate, negotiate and argue.
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to put project management methods into practice.
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.
_ Students will be familiar with the special problems associated with projects in the leisure, sports and tourism sectors.

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Module content:
_ Introduction to and principles of project management
_ Process models (sequential, iterative, agile)
- Project definition
_ Project planning, precedence diagram model
_ Structure, process, capacity, deadline and cost planning
_ Risk management
_ Project structure plan
_ Realistic planning
_ 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
_ MS Project
_ Modeling processes, vulnerability analysis, optimization
_ Modeling tools

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Teaching methods/Media:
_ Lecture with integrated tutorial, tasks in small groups, computer-aided process modeling
_ Project work in a team
_ Documentation and presentation of the project´s progress and its results
_ Presentations, videos, role playing, documents, magazines, books, Internet research
On the basis of selected data material and case studies, students will learn to develop concepts independently, analyze them and reflect on them.

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Recommended or required reading:
_ Current literature lists will be made available to students at the beginning of the semester (exemplary references):
- Andler, N.: Tools für Projektmanagement, Workshops und Consulting: Kompendium der wichtigsten Techniken und Methoden, Publicis, Erlangen, 2009.
- Antons, K.: Praxis der Gruppendynamik. Übungen und Techniken. 6. Aufl., Göttingen u. a.: Hogrefe, 1996.
- Bohnic, T.: Grundlagen des Projektmanagements: Methoden, Techniken und Tools für Projektleiter, Gabler, Stuttgart, 2010.
- Bohnic, T.: Projektmanagement: Softskills für Projektleiter, Gabler, Stuttgart, 2010.
- Pichler, R.: Scrum - Agiles Projektmanagement erfolgreich einsetzen, d.punkt, 2007
- Verzuh, E.: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 3. Aufl., Wiley, Hoboken, 2008

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