Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2316 Project Management & IT Consulting
(Project Management & IT Consulting)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen
Ansprechpartner (contact): Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen (daniel.beverungen[at]uni-paderborn.de)
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
Art
(type)
Kontaktzeit
(contact time)
Selbststudium
(self-study)
Status (P/WP)
(status)
Gruppengröße
(group size)
a) K.184.23161 / Project Management & IT Consulting Vorlesung P
b) K.184.23162 / Übung: Methoden des Projektmanagements Übung P
c) K.184.23163 / Praktikum: SAP Werkzeuge zum Projektmanagement Projekt P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Keine
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
None
Inhalte (short description):

The digital and green transformation of our society depend on the success of projects that transform existing organizations or establish entirely new services, processes, technologies, and information systems.​

A project is a complex one-time endeavor geared to solve a unique and complex organizational or technical problem. Projects need to be managed in an effective and efficient way to reach the defined objectives while meeting constraints regarding time, quality, cost, scope, and risk. Projects are central for establishing transformational tasks in an organization, including all activities relating to a digital transformation.

Project management is an essential task in most organizations, including methods and information systems that support the successful management of a project along its entire lifecycle. Since many projects—particularly IT projects—are outsourced nowadays, IT consulting becomes increasingly prevalent. Managing IT consulting projects may differ from managing projects internally since they are services provided to clients. For this reason, project managers need to exercise particular care in how they plan communication, technology, and organizational change in a project.

In this hands-on module, students learn to plan, control, and monitor IT projects. They understand the lifecycle of a project and use established methods to define the scope, timeline, and resources in a project. They learn how to manage risk, communication, and knowledge in a project context and understand that a project has to provide business value as a part of the programs and strategy in a company. We discuss particular challenges and perspectives of IT consulting projects, as vouched by integrating guest lectures on hands-on topics like agile project management, virtual project execution, and project crisis communication.

Students apply methods to solve fundamental problems in a group exercise for planning, monitoring, and supervising a sample project. Students use current project management software—such as the SAP Project System (PS)—to digitally plan, document, and analyze IT projects.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
Studierende...
  • understand the project life cycle, project organizations, and the interdependencies of planning, controlling, and monitoring complex technical and non-technical projects.
  • can reflect on information systems, methods, and tools for solving organizational and technical project management problems.
  • can select and apply appropriate methods for solving real-world project management tasks.
  • can reason on customary problems of IT project management and IT consulting.
  • can identify to what extend information systems can be used for managing IT projects.
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
    Studierende...
  • can reliably apply methods for planning, controlling, and monitoring IT projects.
  • can model and solve real-world problems for steering complex projects in organizations.
  • can use project management software to manage a project along its lifecycle.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
    Studierende...
  • can solve customary project management tasks in groups.
  • engage actively with people that have different academic backgrounds, to define and implement project management in an inter-disciplinary context
  • can present, explain, and justify results developed in a team
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
    Studierende...
  • engage actively with literature on project management and connect problems with adequate methods to identify solutions.
  • can adapt their knowledge and skills to identify, analyze, and design project management solutions in organizations.​
  • are willing and able to apply project management software to manage a project along its lifecycle.
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    Umfang
    (extent)
    Gewichtung
    (weighting)
    a) Klausur 90 Min. 100.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Nein
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Keine
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der doppelten Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 2)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Project Management Institute (2017): A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). 6th Edition. Project Management Institute, NewtownSquare, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Kerzner, Harold R. (2013): Project Management. A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. 11th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    ​All lectures, excercises, and the examination will be provided in English.

    There are no fixed prerequisites for attending this module. We welcome students from all academic backgrounds who have an interest in project management.​

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