4199 Information Systems Project and Risk Management
Univ.Prof. Dr. Edward Bernroider, Roman Walser, MSc (WU)
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
04.02.2019 bis 12.03.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Die Lehrveranstaltung wird nur im SS angeboten.
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Freitag 15.03.2019 10:00 - 13:00 D2.0.030
Montag 18.03.2019 14:00 - 18:00 D2.0.030
Mittwoch 10.04.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D2.0.030
Montag 29.04.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D2.0.030
Montag 06.05.2019 09:00 - 12:30 D2.0.030
Montag 24.06.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D2.0.030

Inhalte der LV

This course aims at developing the following:
  • To consider critically the role of project and risk management within Information Systems and the value of projects in achieving organizational objectives;
  • To provide a firm grounding in project management and understand the critical role of risks;
  • To provide a firm grounding in the process of analyzing the context, and planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling resources (physical, technological, human and others) for the achievement of focused Information Systems project objectives;
  • To consider the factors involved in promoting digital transformation of organizations, and critically examine the problems and risks of changes;
  • To utilize techniques for the monitoring and the control of projects to improve effective problem solving, effective communication, numerical and quantitative skills, effective use of tools, self- awareness, effective teamworking, interpersonal and research skills;
  • To understand the specific requirements of Information Systems projects within all taught sub-areas such as dynamic requirements, risks and uncertainty, etc.
  • To understand the state of the art in terms of current research in a selected taught sub-area and being able to identify current challenges and knowledge gaps.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

By the end of this course students should:

  • Understand and evaluate the main factors and the range of different techniques that lay behind successful Information Systems project management;
  • Appreciate and be able to discuss a range of approaches for different types of Information Systems projects;
  • Be able to identify, assess and control risks (e.g. resource constraints) on achieving project goals;
  • Evaluate the effects of organizational issues on Information Systems projects;
  • Apply theoretical insights in relation to risks from current research potentially affecting the effectiveness of Information Systems projects;
  • Understand the specific constraints, tools and mechanism of Information Systems projects with a focus on organizational change and digital transformation;
  • Be able to apply assessment and learning techniques to develop Information Systems project processes.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

According to the examination regulation full attendance is intended for a PI.


This course will be using a combined lecture and seminar character. Seminars will develop key elements of an Information Systems project focused on the context of organizational change and risks, and also include short calculations, problem and task based discussions. Preparation of tasks prior to every unit is usually required. Discussions will help students in understanding the requirements and working on concepts of and prepare for the multiple-choice exam. A suitable reading list will be provided for each session. It is expected that students will engage and use learn@WU as digital learning environment.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

  • Exam(s) with a mix of open and multiple choice questions (worth 60% of final grade);
  • Group assignment (worth 30% of final grade);
  • Active participation and quizzes (worth 10% of final grade).



1 Autor/in: Maylor, H.
Titel: Project Management

Verlag: Prentice Hall/London
Auflage: 4
Anmerkungen: You can also use the 3rd edition.
Jahr: 2010
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Schwalbe, K.
Titel: Information Technology Project Management

Verlag: Thomson/London
Jahr: 2004
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
3 Autor/in: Raydugin, Yuri
Titel: Project Risk Management: Essential Methods for Project Teams and Decision Makers

Verlag: Wiley, New Jersey
Auflage: 1
Jahr: 2013
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
4 Autor/in: Kendrick, Tom
Titel: Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project

Verlag: American Management Association (AMACOM), New York
Auflage: 1
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

This course is offered to Information Systems Master students, who have successfully completed the course “IT Governance and Controlling” (listed in the Master program as part of the Common Body of Knowledge) and exchange students.

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

Students should have acquired a good level of understanding of the topics taught by the CBK course “IT Governance and Controlling”.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues during weekly surgery hours or by appointment (email:


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