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Project Management and Communication

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Project Management and Communication
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: WIBASc-545
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.
1V+1SU+2U (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:
Communication: presentation with written composition
Project management: written composition with presentation (40%) and written exam (60%)

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

WIBASc-545 Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 5, mandatory 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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
WIBASc-525-625-FÜ36 Technology and Innovation Management (English)
WIBASc-525-625-FÜ42 Design Thinking & Business Model Innovation

[updated 09.03.2021]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Michael Krämer
Prof. Dr. Michael Krämer

[updated 20.01.2020]
Learning outcomes:
Project management:
After successfully completing this module students will:
_        be able to structure, plan, monitor and control projects
_        be able to determine individual project steps (structured by phases), estimate the duration of each phase resp. step and define the interdependencies between activities
_        be able to plan and allocate resources
_        be able to apply current network techniques and the associated software tools
After successfully completing this module students will:
_        be able to name and explain the central characteristics of communication
_        have mastered the advantages and disadvantages of different presentation styles and techniques through their own experience
_        have internalized different aspects of moderation
_        have the ability to distinguish the particularities of communication and presentation situations in the engineering environment from those of other environments and know how to deal with them appropriately in order to achieve their goals.
An excursion will be offered in connection with the course.

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Module content:
Project management:
1.        Project structure and project process organization
2.        Project structure planning
3.        Specifications and requirements
4.        Estimation of effort and costs
5.        Scheduling and process planning
6.        Critical path method
7.        Project monitoring and control
8.        Investment projects
9.        Project management software
1.        Principles of communication
2.        Communication theories
3.        Basics of rhetoric
4.        Communication in the engineering environment
5.        Body language
6.        Presentation techniques
7.        Moderation and mediation

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Teaching methods/Media:
Project management:
Slides, lecture notes, software: MS project, blackboard
Regularly revised lecture notes will be published for this course. DVDs and multimedia learning software will support the development of the learning content.

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Recommended or required reading:
Project management:
_        Seibert, S.: Technisches Management, Teubner Verlag, 1998
_        Litke, H.D.: Projektmanagement, 5. Auflage, Hanser Verlag, 2007
Kommunikation (Auszug):
_        Seibert, J. W.: Visualisieren, Präsentieren, Moderieren, erw. 30. Aufl., Gabal 2012
_        Vogt, Gustav: Erfogreiche Rhetorik, 3. Auflage Oldenburg Verlag 2010
_        Molcho, Samy: Das ABC der Körpersprache, Ariston 2011
_        Ebel, H.F. / Bliefert, C. / Kellersohn, A.: Erfolgreich kommunizieren _ Ein Leitfaden für Ingenieure, 1. Auflage, Wiley VCH Verlag, 2000
_        Meinholz, Heinz et al.: Führungskraft Ingenieur, Teubner 2010
_        Tenopir; Carol, Communication Patterns of Engineers; John Wiley & Sons 2004
_        Watzlawick, P., et al., Menschliche Kommunikation, 12. Auflage, Huber 2011
_        Schulz von Thun, Friedemann et al., Miteinander reden - Kommunktionspsychologie für
          Führungskräfte; ROWOHLT 2008
_        Lecture notes

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