Project Management - Processes, Activities and Practices

1st year/2nd year
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Pedagogical objectives:

Students who have successfully completed this module …

  • are familiar with the basics of operational project management.
  • can independently plan, realize, monitor, and control complex interdisciplinary tasks.
  • are familiar with the various organizational forms of project management, the coordination of work in project teams, and the requirements and tasks of a project manager.
  • are proficient in the basic planning techniques of project management.
  • can use different methods for planning, controlling and monitoring processes based on network planning technology.
  • know the challenges of project management by means of practical examples.

Evaluation modalities:

Written test or presentation (depending on number of students).


Topics include:

  • Ethics and Compliance.
  • Motivation, concept formation and basic elements of project management.
  • Business case and project selection criteria.
  • Project environment within an organization.
  • The role of the project manager in the company.
  • Project phases: initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close.
  • Scenarios and exercises to enhance knowledge transfer for selected topics.
  • Knowledge Areas:
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Integration Management
  • Scope management
  • Scheduling Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource management
  • Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management

Required teaching material

Literature: • A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) / Project Management Institute. Sixth edition. Newtown Square, PA; Project Management Institute, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-62825-184-5 • Project Management Institute: Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. • PMI Practice guides and selected additional literature for the relevant knowledge areas (will be cited during lectures). • Moodle Course at - Account needed at SAPS of UUlm

Teaching volume:
20 hours
4 hours
Supervised lab:


  • Laboratory-Based Course Structure
  • Open-Source Software Requirements