Introduction to Projectmanagement

Introduction to Projectmanagement Summer term 2023

TuCaN-Course Code: 01-19-5100-vu
Cycle: Summer term
Type: Lecture
Time: Fri. 08:00 – 11:30
Start: 2023/04/14
Location: S101|A01
Lecturer: Dr. Bettina Hornung
Supervisor: Yassien Bachtal
Students: Bachelor
Form of examination: written examination
Examination date: see here
Allocation: compulsory optional subject

Details about CP/SWS can be found in your examination regulations.

Planned event dates are:

  • 14.04.2023
  • 28.04.2023
  • 12.05.2023
  • 26.05.2023
  • 16.06.2023
  • 23.06.2023
  • 07.07.2023

Learning Objectives

The course shall provide a profound and critical understanding for problems and challenges of project management. Learnd skills and knowledge:

  • Ability to understand and evaluate different alternatives of project management referring to the form of organization with their advantages and disadvantages. These include also the knowledge of duties and the establishment of an advisory board.
  • Ability to understand, enhance, evaluate and apply methods of cost estimation.
  • Ability to understand, enhance, evaluate and apply state of the art models and methods referring to time-, cost- and resource planning.
  • Ability to understand, enhance and apply the process of project controlling in specific situations.

Knowledge of different standard-software for project management and risk management and the ability to evaluate and apply them.

Content and Structure of the course

  • conceptual fundamentals
  • project organisation
  • Project structure planning
  • Volume and cost estimation
  • Time, cost and capacity planning
  • Project monitoring/controlling
  • project risk management


Evidence of successful attendance of a BWL seminar course.

Key Literature

  • Burghardt, M. (2008): Projektmanagement. Leitfaden für die Planung, Überwachung und Steuerung von Projekten (8., überarb. und erw. Aufl.). Erlangen: Publicis Corp. Publ.
  • Kerzner, H. (2006): Project Management – A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (9. Aufl.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Madaus, B. (2000): Handbuch Projektmanagement (6., überarb. und erw. Aufl.). Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel.

Course materials

Are provided in Moodle.