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Module description - Project Management

ECTS 3.0
Level basic
Overview This course explains the essentials of traditional project management for cross-border as well as global software development projects. Focus is on small-to-medium enterprises. With the help of classroom group case studies, the students will get hands-on experience. At the end of the module, the student will have a set of methods, techniques and practical experience that they can take with them.

  • Duties and roles in a project
  • Project phases: Start, Elaboration and Conception, Realization and Close-down

Frameworks and processes

  • Project start
  • Project planning
  • Project controlling
  • Project communications
  • Project marketing
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • International Project in more depth
  • Interdisciplinary Projects
  • Context dependencies in Project Management
  • Agile Project Management
    Case study team exercises
Learning objectives Students are familiar with the basic project management methods, terminology and concepts. They know the competencies of a project manager as well as his/her functions and duties, i.e., knowing what the project management method competencies are as well as the social and technical competencies required of a project manager.
Upon successful completion of this module, students are able to:

  • apply the most important methods of project management in international software development projects;
  • apply various techniques useful during all project phases;
  • be in the position to systematically lead small-to-middle sized projects;
  • be in the position to manage larger complex sub-projects;
  • be in the position to work as a team member in very large, complex international projects being already familiar with the social and technical competencies of a project team.
Previous knowledge Having worked in a project led by a project manager
English level B2 (e.g. passed Module ten1)
Exam format Continuous assessment grade with final written exam
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