915327 Project management

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vrzal, Wolfgang
Institute of Forest Engineering (FT)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction


• The concept of projects and project management - potentials and limitations

• Project types, project standards, project chains, business processes

• Project boundaries and project context

• Handling expectations of relevant project environments

• Project objectives

• Work breakdown structure to manage project scope

• Project scheduling

• Project resource and cost planning

• Design of project organisations, effective empowerment

• Project roles - expectations, competences and pitfalls

• The project start as the crucial phase for project success

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

• Establishment and/or optimisation of the participants` management skills in order to perform in international and/or multi-cultural projects.

• Introduction to the methodologies and organisational key factors essential to plan and carry out projects successfully.

• Establishment of a basis for advanced project management topics such as "Project Controlling" or "Leadership in Projects".

• Transfer of knowledge into practise: of particular focus will be the transfer of knowledge into practise. The course is driven by practical experience and real-life case studies ("Bring your Project") making the training dynamic and applicable. Further working forms are short inputs, group works, exchange of experience, reflection and feedback.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.