0662 Information Systems Project Governance and Management
Dr. Roman Walser
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/07/21 to 09/30/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/14/21 05:00 PM - 09:30 PM D3.0.225
Thursday 10/21/21 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM TC.1.02
Thursday 11/04/21 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 11/11/21 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM TC.5.01
Saturday 12/04/21 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM Online-Einheit
Saturday 12/04/21 12:00 PM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit

This course aims at developing the following:

  • To consider critically the role of project governance and management within organisations and its value in achieving organisational objectives.
  • To provide a firm grounding in project governance and management.
  • To provide a firm grounding in the processes of defining, planning, managing and controlling resources (physical, technological, human and others) for the achievement of a focussed objective.
  • To consider the risks involved in digital transformations of organisations, and critically examine the problems of such organisational change projects.
  • To utilise techniques for the monitoring and the control of projects.
  • To improve cognitive skills, effective problem solving, effective communication, numerical and quantitative skills, effective use of tools, effective self-management, learning to learn, self awareness, effective teamworking, interpersonal and research skills.
  • To understand the specific requirements of IS/T projects within all taught sub-areas such as changing requirements, high technical complexities, high levels of uncertainty, etc.
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course students should be able to

  • Assess and evaluate the factors that lay behind successful IS project governance and management techniques.
  • Appreciate and be able to discuss the range of IS project process design approaches.
  • Analyse the impact of resource constraints on achieving project goals.
  • Distinguish and describe the range of different techniques available in project governance and management.
  • Evaluate the effects of organisational issues on project management.
  • Apply theoretical insights from their courses to managing effective projects.
  • Understand the specific constraints, tools and mechanism of IS/T projects
Attendance requirements

Overall, at least 75% attendance is required. Moreover, attendance during the first unit is mandatory. Students who are not present during the first unit of the course will be deregistered!

Teaching/learning method(s)

This course applies a blended learning design combining traditional classroom methods with opportunities for interaction and learning online.

There will be in-class sessions, synchronous online sessions (using MS Teams) and online materials/exercises.


Depending on the COVID-19 situation in autumn 2021, all lectures might also be held online.



Case Study (group work): 40%

Computer workshop (group work): 10%

Exam (individual work): 50%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

During the registration period, free places are filled according to the “first-come,first-served” principle. After the end of the registration period, the number of places is increased and students on the waiting list will be registered for the lecture based on their progress in their studies.

1 Author: Harvey, Maylor

Project Management

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 4
Year: 2017
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

No prior knowledge required.

Anyway, general interest and basic knowledge in information systems is strongly recommended. 

Last edited: 2021-05-25