Project Management I – Operative Management

TuCaN course number: 01-19-0001-vl
Rotation: Winter Semester
Type: Lecture
Time: block course (biweekly)
Fri 08:00 – 11:30
Begin: 18.10.2019
Place: S1|03 226
Lecturer: Dr. Bettina Hornung
Supervision: Dr. Bettina Hornung
Students: Master
Exam Type: Written exam
Allocation: Specialization

The language of instruction is English.

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

Lecture Dates


Learning Objectives

Students shall deepen their actual knowledge in project management and extend this knowledge by further knowledge areas of project management. They shall be able to decide for the right tools and techniques and develop an idea of their application in real project situations. The following areas will be introduced and discussed:

  • Introduction of the core processes of project management: A simple example demonstrates these processes and their activities
  • Configuration Management shows how it can be applied on project and project management artifacts in an effective an efficient way
  • Regarding projects in the context of programs and portfolios in order to better understand the organizational environment of projects
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management introduces tools and techniques for the successful usage in project management
  • Risk Management explains definitions, techniques and tools for the effective management of risks and chances in projects
  • Quality Management provides general techniques and tools of quality management regarded from the project management perspective and considering its special tasks concerning time, cost and resource management
  • Resource Management in Projects discusses the special situation of projects as temporary organizational units and focuses on the specific challenges for project managers to manage the project’s human resources
  • Manage and Control shows processes and techniques used during project execution to measure and control work progress
  • Project Closure introduces the tasks and activities that are executed as part of a project stage or project closure

Course Content and Structure

  • Introduction Project Management
  • Overview Configuration Management
  • Project, Program and Portfolio
  • Communikation and Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Human Resources Management in Projects
  • Project Closure


Only suitable for students with basic knowledge in business administration.

Key Literature

Communication and Stakeholder Management, Human Resources Management

  • OGC, „Managing Successful Programmes“, TSO, ISBN: 978-0-11-331040
  • Gerrit Hoberg, „Vor Gruppen be-stehen – Besprechungen, Workshops, Präsentationen“, Klett Management Praxis, ISBN: 3-12-888803-5
  • Michéle Neuland, „Neuland-Moderation“, Neuland Verlag, ISBN: 3-931403-05-X
  • Barbara Minto, „Das Prinzip der Pyramide“, Pearson Studium, ISBN: 978-3-8273-7189-8
  • Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton, „Das Harvard-Konzept“ – Der Klassiker der Verhandlungstechnik, Camus Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-593-37440-6

risk management

  • Tom deMarco, Timothy Lister: Bärentango, Mit Risikomanagement Projekte zum Erfolg führen (Hanser Verlag)
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 4th Edition (PMI),
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (TSO),
  • ICB – IPMA Competence Baseline Verison 3.0 (International Projekt Management Association),
  • IEEE Std. 1540-2001: IEEE Standard for Software Life Cycle Processes – Risk Management –

Quality Management

  • International Society of Six Sigma Professionals
  • Lean Management Institute

Scope Management, Change Management

  • IREB (International Requirements Engineering Board) e.V.:
  • Chris RUPP & die SOPHISTen, „Requirements-Engineering und Management“ – Professionelle, iterative Anforderungsanalyse für die Praxis, Hanser Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-446-40509-7

Project Management Institute, „Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures“ – Second Edition, PMI

Course materials

Are provided in Moodle.