731121 Project management (AS)

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Prem, Johannes , Eichinger, Victoria , Stöger, Marie Louise , Sitzwohl, Florian , Wytrzens, Hans Karl , Eberharter, Julia , Schauppenlehner-Kloyber, Maria Elisabeth , Braito, Michael , Laister, Günther
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


The course is coaching oriented and covers the following topics:
• main characteristics of project management and application in agriculture and rural development
• project management standards, classic and agile project management
• feasibility checks and systematic project choice
• project phases and types, project life cycle, and the project context
• project plans (scope planning, work breakdown structure, project flow chart, activity duration estimating, schedule development and schedule control, resource planning, cost estimating, risk analysis, work package descriptions, interface design and analysis)
• assignment of roles, tasks and responsibilities in the project team, group dynamics and team development
• quality management in projects
• project realization (motivation of the project team, controlling methods and getting projects back on track)
• performance reporting
• project termination and evaluation
• contract closeout and administrative project closure

Previous knowledge expected

General management/Business economics

It is expressly pointed out to the fact that the lecture is intended for students of the 5th semester according to curriculum. An untimely visit seems less sensible because then suitable previous knowledge and experiences are absent.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•Basic knowledge about planning, realization and controlling of projects
•knowledge about success factors and technologies of the project implementation
•practical experience with teamwork
•development creative conceptive abilities
•training of soft skills

Learning outcomes:
At the end of the course students are able to
• check and typify projects regarding their feasibility,
• independently fix project objectives and define a clear project assignment,
• independently apply different methods of project planning,
• professionally contribute to project organisation and implementation,
• critically assess project management documents and processes.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.