4504 Information Systems Project Governance and Management
Anita Neumannova, M.Sc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/07/23 to 03/05/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
The subject "IS Project Management" will be held in the summer semester 2023 for the last time.
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/15/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 03/22/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 04/12/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 04/19/23 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.3.21
Wednesday 05/24/23 08:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.01
Wednesday 05/31/23 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM TC.5.01

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! Attendance means physical presence at WU if possible or online attendance in case the lectures might be held online.

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 and online materials/exercises.



IT Project Management Frameworks (group work): 20%

Case Study (group work): 40%

Exam (individual work, mandatory to take to pass the course): 40%


Grading scale:

  • 88-100 %: excellent (1)
  • 76-87 %: good (2)
  • 63-75 %: satisfactory (3)
  • 51-62 %: sufficient (4)
  • 0-50 %: insufficient (5)
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

If you have a valid course registration but cannot attend this course, please deregister via LPIS during the deregistration period so that your spot can be made available to other students.

After the end of the registration period, students on the waiting list will be assigned. The allocation is not done according to the position in the waiting list, but according to the students' study progress.


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Recommended previous knowledge and skills

No prior knowledge required.

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

Availability of lecturer(s)

Lecturer will be available upon request via email communication.


For online questions and possible online sessions MS Teams will be used with a dedicated group for this course.

Last edited: 2022-11-29