Transforming Project-oriented Organizations

  • ICT-based trends and technologies in process management
  • digitalization of project management
  • alternative/non-classical approaches to managing larger schemes or organizations (e.g. scalable/large-scale approaches to agile manage¬ment, such as LeSS, SAFe, or similar)
  • challenges of digitalization and/or “agilization”/flexibilization schemes (transformation schemes)
  • management of transformation schemes

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

  • vom Brocke J./Mendling J. (Eds.) (2018): Business Process Management Cases: Digital Innovation and Business Transformation in Practice. Springer International Publishing
  • Kreutzer, R. T./Neugebauer T./Pattloch A. (2018): Digital Business Leadership: Digital Transformation, Business Model Innovation, Agile Organization, Change Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
  • Schallmo, D. R. A./Williams, C. A. (2018): Digital Transformation Now!: Guiding the Successful Digitalization of Your Business Model. Springer International Publishing
  • Larman, C./Vodde, B. (2016): Large-Scale Scrum: More with Less. Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Leffingwell, D. (2018): SAFe Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (Safe 4.5). Addison Wesley

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

lecture, guest lecture, case study, group tasks, presentation, discussion, online/blended learning elements

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam as well as assessment of the quality of student assignments and participation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Multi-Project Management


Degree programme

Projectmanagement & Organisation (Master)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



3 WS



Learning outcome

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to

  • describe current trends and opportunities resulting from advances in information and communication technology in the areas management, inte¬gration and automation of business processes (e.g. robotic process auto¬mation, machine learning, process mining) and illustrate their effects,
  • describe the effects and possibilities of increasing digitalization for the management of projects and programs,
  • describe alternative/non-classical approaches to managing large pro¬jects, programs, portfolios or organizations (e.g. scalable, agile approaches) and illustrate their respective advantages/disadvantages and contexts of use,
  • identify and analyze the requirements and challenges of transformation schemes in the direction of increasing digitalization and/or “agilization” and flexibilization of an organization in a specific case study, and
  • understand and analyze the requirements for managing such schemes (projects, programs) and design suitable management for them.

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