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Introduction to technical project management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to technical project management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IPS.TPM
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.
2VF (2 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: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Exam (50 %) + participation (50 %)

[updated 26.09.2022]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IPS.TPM (P231-0143) International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
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).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Frank Kneip

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Learning outcomes:
The aim of the module is to teach the basics of operational project management and team organization.
The students have an introductory knowledge of the term, development, meaning, content and procedure of project management.
Determination and transfer of theoretical approaches and methods for solving selected project practice questions, especially in the technical area. Teaching transdisciplinary thinking.
Social skills:
The students learn about interaction, communication, motivation and moderation in teamwork.

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Module content:
- Introduction to and basics of project management
- Procedural models (sequential, iterative, agile)
- Project definition
- Stakeholder management
- Key documents of project definition and expectation management
- Project planning, network planning technology
- Structure, process, capacity, appointment and cost planning
- Risk management
- Work breakdown structure
- Realistic scheduling
- Accurate estimates
- Project management
- Project phases, milestones
- Project controlling
- IT support
- MS Project
- Projektron

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture with integrated exercises, small group exercises, self-experience exercises
- Working on a specific project in a team
- Documentation and presentation of project progress and results
- Presentations, videos, role-playing games, documents, magazines, books, internet research

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Recommended or required reading:
- DeMarco, Tom: The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management, Computer Bookshops, 1997
- Duff, Demot: Project Management – A practical guide, Management Briefs, 2011
- Heagney, Joseph: Fundamentals of Project Management, Amacom, 2016
- Maylor, Harvey: Project Management, Pearson, 2017
- N.N.: Project Management, Dorling Kindersley, 2015
- Next Level Consulting: Let your projects fly, Goldegg, 2009
- Portny, Stanley: Project Management For Dummies, Wiley, 2017
- Schelle, Ottmann, Pfeiffer: Project Manager, GPM, 2006
- Taylor, James: The Project Management Workshop, Amacom, 2001
- Verzuh, Eric: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Wiley, 2015

[updated 27.09.2022]
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