183.638 Advanced Project Management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand basics of Project Management. State-of-the-Art methods and tools will be presented, different project management standards will be discussed and a focus will be put on agile project management.

Subject of course

The lecture's theoretical part will be held as a presentation, which in the very beginning deals with an introduction into project management as a whole. Furthermore a project s characteristics will be explained as well as the involved actor s duties and responsibilities. In succession the lecture will deal with the following branches of project management:

  • Integration Management,
  • Scope Management,
  • Time Management,
  • Cost Management,
  • Quality Management,
  • Human Resource Management,
  • Communications Management,
  • Risk Management and
  • Procurement Management.

Especially Cost, Risk and Quality Management will be presented in detail. Moreover various valuable project management techniques will be demonstrated, which are regularly used in practice. The lecture s practical part, which is composed of three separate exercises, has to be edited in groups of four students. The first exercise is to write a composition about a special project management topic to be defined by the lecture management. The second and third exercise will deal with practical project management techniques introduced in the theoretical part. The solutions of all exercises have to be firstly submitted to the lecture management via e-mail and secondly presented in a submission conversation. To conclude the lecture both the theoretical and the practical part have to be passed positively.

Teaching methods

There is a lecture and an exercise part. The practice part consists of 3 parts, which are to be worked on in groups of 4 students each. The first part is the written elaboration of a concrete topic on a field of project management within the group. In the second and third part concrete examples of certain project management techniques presented in the lecture part have to be solved. The worked out solutions are to be handed in both by e-mail to the LVA management, as well as to explain in a personal delivery conversation. 

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (effort for student):

  • Preliminary talk: 1 h
  • Lectures: 12 h
  • Lab 1 (16 h):
    • Research: 5 h
    • Writing the composition: 10 h
    • Submission conversation: 1 h
  • Lab 2 (21 h):
    • Preparation: 5 h
    • Exercises: 15 h
    • Submission conversation: 1 h
  • Lab 3 (14 h):
    • Preparation: 3 h
    • Exercises: 10 h
    • Submission conversation: 1 h
  • Learning for Exams: 9 h
  • Exam: 2 h


Total: 75 hours (3 ECTS)



Course dates

Wed17:00 - 19:0004.03.2020EI 2 Pichelmayer HS Kick-Off meeting

Examination modalities

In order to be able to conclude the course positively, both the lecture and the exercise part must be completed positively.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2020 08:00 27.03.2020 11:00 04.04.2020 08:00



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