188.407 Management of Software Projects
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWELQuinn ECTS survey


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • to prepare an initial draft of a project plan for a software development project
  • evaluate the use of different software development methods
  • to structure and write a project proposal for software development projects
  • to effectively carry out the tasks assigned to them within the team

Subject of course

During the lecture, the following aspects of the management of software projects will be covered:

  • Characteristics and classification of a project, kinds of projects
  • Project planning and controlling: work breakdown structure, work packages, Gantt diagrams, network planning technique (precedence diagram method) various tools, considerations on the correct amount of documentation
  • Effort estimation and cost calculation
  • Forms of project organization
  • The role of teams and project personnel: selection, motivation, education
  • Quality assurance and risk management

In parallel to the lectures small teams will plan their projects and present them during a final presentation.

Teaching methods

  • Joint and step-by-step preparation of a project application for software development projects in the exercise section
  • Teaching of software project management knowledge in the lecture

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75h):     Introduction: 1   Lecture: 10   Group organization: 1   Assignment 1: 6   Assignment 2: 8   Assignment 3: 12   Assignment 4: 12   Assignment 5: 8   Final presentation: 3   Exam preperation: 12   Exam: 2   Sum: 75



Course dates

Thu13:00 - 15:0006.10.2022 - 26.01.2023FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Management of Software Projects - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu13.10.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu20.10.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu27.10.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu03.11.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu10.11.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu17.11.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu24.11.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu01.12.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu15.12.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu22.12.202213:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu12.01.202313:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu19.01.202313:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU
Thu26.01.202313:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 1 - INF VU

Examination modalities

  • Submission of a project plan
  • Presentation (pitch) of the project idea and planned implementation
  • Written examination concerning the lecture part

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2022 00:00 13.10.2022 23:59 13.10.2022 23:59


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 926 Business Informatics Mandatory elective
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.