1535 Project Management
Dr. Berrin Agaran
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/15/21 to 09/26/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/08/21 09:15 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.06
Monday 11/15/21 09:15 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.06
Monday 11/29/21 09:15 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/06/21 09:15 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/13/21 09:15 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/20/21 09:15 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit

Project management is one of the most relevant and exciting function areas of business. A talented and successful project manager will demonstrate exceptional strength in three areas; technical project management knowledge, leadership abilities; and strategic and business management. Through this course we will explore project management and its vital role in the success of organizations.


  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Lifecycle & Process
  • Scope Planning
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • Time and cost management
  • Risk management
  • Project Termination


Learning outcomes

The Project Management course facilitates the students to identify and manage the project scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project documentation process.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the stages and process of the project life cycle
  • Create project objectives and identify stakeholders
  • Demonstrate integration of all aspects of project planning; scope, WBS (work breakdown structure) creation, scheduling, cost and resource planning
  • Learn and apply the knowledge areas to create project management assets and approaches


Attendance requirements

Students are expected to attend all the lectures (attendance requirement is 80%) 

Teaching/learning method(s)

All of the subjects which are defined in the pma-baseline 3.0 from the pma - Project Management Austria, will be analyzed during the course, as well as other additional topics which are essential to provide a better level of comprehension of the course. 

Several case studies are presented in the class to demonstrate the applications of the methodologies discussed and 4 assignments are due to deliver at the end of 2.,3.,4., and 5. week.

Group work may be required in this course

Your grade will be weighted as follows:

Final 50%
Assignments 30%
Presentation of Assignments 10%
Quiz 10%

Availability of lecturer(s)
Instructor DI DR Berrin Agaran


I will make myself available to provide one-on-one support as needed during this course. However, I only teach part time and am typically not available during the day. I am available in the evenings and do check email regularly. Contact me via e-mail if you would like to set up a time to chat. For time critical items, please call or text my cell phone listed above.

Unit details
Unit Date Contents

Introduction to Project Management:

•Introduction and Key Concepts: PM Institutes, Project, Project management, Success factors

Project Management Processes:

• Project Start, Coordination, Controlling, Closing.

•Defining Project Objectives; Analyzing Project Environment: Creating Project Organization Chart


Scope Planning:

•Defining Work Break Down Structure (WBS)

•Creating WBS

•Defining Milestones

•Defining work packages

•Constructing a project responsibility matrix

•Scheduling Tasks: GANTT chart, CPM and PERT


Cost management:

Cost Planning:

•Establishing a cost plan, i.e. distributing the budget over the functional elements of the project

Cost Management/Control:

•Defining cost control tool Earned Value analysis (EVA) and Milestone trend analysis

Cost Crashing

•Determining how to reduce the length of a project effectively


Risk management:

•Define risk, opportunity, and risk management

•List and define 4 general kinds of risk

•Develop a plan to mitigate risks using a risk log


Resource Management:

•Resource smoothing and resource constrained problems

•Leadership in Projects

•Project team


Presentation of case study/Final exam

Last edited: 2021-06-22