The professional life of almost each graduate of computer science will be comprised of software development or other computer technology related work organized in projects. Leading and being responsible for more or less big projects are important milestones in many career paths of computer scientists.
Based on the PMBOK as a systematic blueprint this lecture covers the most important processes of project management throughout the typical lifecycle of a project. An accompanying case study as well as sample real life cases help understanding theoretical concepts.
There is a wide variety of software tools supporting project work. The lecture also covers typical tools one would use during a project. We will look more deeply at Microsoft Project as one of the most widespread project management tools.
The lecture series is split into two parts:
In winter term we cover basics of project management. The lecture shall enable participants to become a qualified project management assistant
In summer term we investigate project management basics more deeply and add additional topics. This second lecture shall give participants all the knowledge to lead first, small projects themselves.
Projects within an organisation
Leading without formal power
Leading project teams
Quality management in projects
Advanced MS Project functionality
The lecture during summer term solely addresses students of master studies. It can be accounted for “Modul: Projektmanagement” or “Modul Projektmanagement – Vertiefung”. Prerequisite for attending during summer term is sufficient knowledge about project management basics. This precondition can be achieved by either passing the winter term of this series or similar lectures somewhere else.
Die Vorlesung basiert auf den folgenden beiden Hauptwerken:
Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th edition
Rodolfo Ambriz, John White Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2010: The Book by and for Professionals