1401 Specialization in Business Administration, SNS Course V, Seminar - Project Management
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Martina Huemann
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/21/20 to 09/23/20
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/13/20 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 10/29/20 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/03/20 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/15/20 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit

Procedure for the course when limited activity on campus

This course only takes place online!

We will use MS Teams for the online sessions.


The course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of Project Management. It covers selected core methods like project objectives plan, work break down structure, project scheduling, project stakeholder management. Students apply these methods and concepts on their training projects and learn how to consider sustainable development principles in project management. Students develop a sound understanding of selected project management methods and reflect on trends in project management such as data analytics, agile, hybrid, artificial intelligence and sustainability. This interactive course is both theoretically based and hands on. By that the course enables students to reflect benefits and limits of Project Management and prepares them to apply Project Management in business context.



Learning outcomes

  • ·   Understanding of projects as temporary organisations developed.
  • ·   Core project management methods were applied.
  • ·   Core Project Management standards are known.
  • ·   Benefits and limits in project management were identified and described.
  • ·   New trends in Project Management were reflected.· 





Attendance requirements

The course is organised as online learning with sessions in MS Teams. To complete the course, 80% attendance is required.

Teaching/learning method(s)



· Homework 1

20 Points

· Homework 2

15 Points

· Homework 3

35 Points

· Homework 4

20 Points

- Participation 10 Points

All assignments must be handed in to be receive a final grade for the course 

Availability of lecturer(s)


How we want to work together

· We use 2 tools

o Learn for resources, forum, contributions, evaluations

o MS teams for the online sessions (including chat and a prepared channel for each group)

· MS Teams

o We establish a virtual group (classroom) in MS Teams

o Please dial in to MS Teams 15 minutes before the start of the session!

o Only use the mail address that is used in learn, this is also how you are registered in MS Teams for this course

o Turn off your microphone when you listen to reduce background notices

o Turn off your camera, to save band twitch

o If you present you may turn on your camera function

o We record the online sessions to give you the opportunity to listen to them also later. They remain in MS Teams.

· During the online sessions

o We work with inputs, group work and presentations

o We take breaks in the online sessions

o We clearly agree on the timing of group works and breaks

o Please be back on time

· How to ask questions in online sessions

o During inputs, I pause after a few slides and ask questions to allow interaction

o Use the chat to answer these questions, unless I call your name and ask you to talk

o You can use the chat to also ask questions during the presentation, I try to integrate these in the presentation

o There is Q&A after each input

· Group work

o We establish stable groups for the entire course

o For group works we established channels in our MS Teams group

o Group work also takes place during the online sessions

o For group work, the duration is clearly communicated, please be back from group work on time

o Each group announces a group speaker. The group speaker communicates when the group is back from group works

o In each group work you agree on a facilitator. The facilitator may change in the different group sessions. The task of the facilitator is to summarize briefly the task, allow all group members to participate, moderate the process, and keep the time.

· We have different competencies in online working and MS Teams

o We have patience with others and with ourselves

o We support each other

o We see the process as a learning opportunity, are flexible, adaptations might be necessary

o First name-calling ok?

o We make the best out of it!


Unit details

Unit Date Contents
1 13.10.2020
  • ·   Introduction and overview
  • ·   How we want to work together
  • Input: Projects and Project Management
  • Group Work: Introduction of students, establishment of groups
  • Input: Project proposal and project stakeholder identification
  • Group work as basis for assignment 1: Selection of training projects, project proposal and project stakeholder identification
  • Presentation and feedback
  • Explaining Homework 1
2 29.10.2020


  • ·   Presentation Assignment 1: Focus stakeholder chart and stakeholder analysis
  • ·   Feedback
  • ·   Input: Stakeholder analysis and Sustainability
  • ·   Input: Objects of consideration, SMART project objectives
  •     Explaining Homework 2
3 03.11.2020
  • ·    Presentations Assignment 3
  •  Input: Work break down structure, project scheduling
  • Explaining Homework 3
4 15.12.2020
  • Presentations Assignment 4b
  • Feedback
  • Presentations Assignment 5
  • Reflections and close down
5 14.01.2021

SUBMISSION Assignment 6 (Reflection paper)

  • Submission at learn@WU: 12:00
Last edited: 2020-10-13