Project Completion and Controlling (Software Use) in Project Management

The course focuses on the continuous development (building on the module "Project Management") of technical, behavioral and contextual PM competencies based on international PM standards. It offers in-depth study (in the context of the sub-processes project controlling, discontinuities, project completion) of: stakeholder, problem solving, teamwork, project structures, scope of services and deliverables, information and documentation, communication, negotiations, legal aspects and contracts, efficiency, conflict (conflict management) and crises, creativity, result orientation, personnel management, leadership skills and integration), motivation and business. The focus is on the fundamentals of reporting systems and documentation in projects and programs, documentation of the project management process. A gradual improvement of the competence level regarding technical, behavioural and contextual competencies is achieved on the basis of the taxonomy of the international IPMA standard – ICB 3.0..

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

KERZNER (2008): Projektmanagement. Ein systemorientierter Ansatz zur Planung und Steuerung, 2. Aufl. Project Management Institute (Hrsg. 2008): A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 4. Edition, english Schreckeneder(2010): Projektcontrolling, Haufe Verlag Microsoft Press (Hrsg.) (2010):Microsoft Project 2010 - Das offizielle Trainingsbuch: Werden Sie fit für Project 2010! IPMA (2006): ICB - IPMA Competence Baseline 3.0 Schelle, Ottmann, Pfeiffer (2009): Projektmanager Bohinc (2007): Projektmanagement-Soft Skills für Projektleiter KERZNER (2009): Project Management; Case Studies, John Wiley & Sons

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Applied methods including macro and micro levels of teaching. Macro methods are case studies and analyses. Micro methods are keynote lectures, dialogic learning, examples and discussions. Students work individually, in groups or in the plenum.

Assessment methods and criteria

One grade for both lecture and tutorial part of class. In total 70 points for final written exam. The tutorial part is worth 30 points (continuous assessment). In total 100 points are to be obtained.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Project Launch and Software Use in Project Mangement


Degree programme

Film-, TV-, & Media Production (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



4 SS



Learning outcome

After the successful completion of this course the students will be able to supervise projects from the launch stage to completion. They will be able to identify various areas of responsibility in PM and develop skills for a structured approach to problems. The focus is on the practicability of methods and techniques, which will be practiced in the context of examples and case studies.

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