731101 Project management

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wytrzens, Hans Karl
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


• Tasks and applications of project management, especially in biotechnology
• Success factors of project work
• Techniques of project selection
• Project environment and stakeholder analysis
• Project organisation and process moderation (team building, conflict resolution and participation models)
• Project planning steps (planning of tasks, quality, work breakdown, processes and schedule, resource and cost planning, risk analysis; interface planning)
• Project realisation (coordination, control and adaptation techniques)
• Project completion and evaluation

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge on high school level

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•Transfer of basic knowledge about conceptual design, realisation, control and steering of projects
•Imparting knowledge about the design, realisation and moderation of projects
•Development of creative-conceptive skills
•Training of personal management skills

Learning outcomes:
Students who have completed the course are able to
• Understand the historical genesis and prevalence of project management and identify applications of project management in food technology and biotechnology,
• Identify relevant international project management organisations, journals published by them as well as standards and certification options,
• Check project worthiness, typify projects according to various criteria and assess type-specific impacts on project management tools,
• Select traditional, hybrid, or agile forms of project management appropriate to the situation and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different project organisation variants,
• Formulate project objectives, deliverables, exclusions and limits,
• Check project feasibility and present project drafts,
• Make comprehensible selection decisions from several project ideas,
• Check the feasibility of project ideas, independently create project definitions and analyse and evaluate those developed by others,
• Apply tools for project planning and implementation,
• Apply relevant criteria when assembling project teams and professionally handle group dynamic phenomena of team building,
• Define different roles in the project and clearly assign the diverse types of responsibilities,
• Identify stakeholders, assess their attitude towards and influence on the project and manage them according to their needs,
• Plan and practice professional project communication,
• Use tools to control and steer project implementation and project risk,
• Determine project key figures and interpret them in an appropriate manner,
• Handle motivation problems and conflicts in project teams adequately,
• Evaluate project management performances.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.