Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title Tools and Techniques of Project Management
Course unit code 025027030203
Language of instruction Deutsch
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Jürgen POLKE

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • The course provides basic knowledge in order to independently create and manage projects in a professional context.
  • From idea to project
  • Formulation of clear and distinct project goals
  • Work out changed objectives
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Identify, assess and mitigate risks

Learning outcomes


  • Students are able to mentally recall essential tools of project management with reference to the phase model.
  • They are aware of the interdependencies of interaction between the various tools and techniques of project planning and project management.
  • Students memorise the special importance of the startup phase of a project for the synergetic integration of participants as a fundamental element of a successful project course in their own experience.


  • Students recognise the importance of a detailed and varied project plan.
  • In particular the importance of non-hierarchical leadership in the project with the competence levels of methodological competence and social skills are understood by students through their own experience.
  • They understand how to recognise, evaluate and possibly mitigate risks.
  • Students can recognise and counteract critical project situation at an early stage in the role of a project leader Application
  • Students are able to create their own project ideas and also to purposefully and systematically implement the instruments of project management.
  • They are able to form a project team and lead it by the means of non-hierarchical leadership.
  • Students are able to adequately respond to disturbances in the project process to secure the achievement of the project objective by mastering the scenario technique.


  • Students are able to detect whether a subject that is processed is basically feasible and if project management is the appropriate tool for the implementation of the methodology toolbox.
  • In particular, students have acquired the ability to assess substantial economic conditions regarding the time needed, practical financial resources and demanded quality standards.
  • They are able to identify potential threats to the projects success and perceive and possibly prevent the risk of failure. Synthesis
  • Students are able to initiate projects in a professional and personal context and to motivate other people to synergistically and permanently incorporate themselves into a project.
  • Students are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of team members and strengthen their special abilities in the role of a project leader.
  • They are able to clearly identify business needs and demand necessary resources for a successful project course with factual arguments towards the client.


  • Students are able to review tasks in terms of their project feasibility and worthiness.
  • They are able to prevent arguments from inflating inproject activities in order to secure high-quality project work.
  • In particular, the focus is on the capacity to assess the feasibility of a project.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Introductory lecture
  • Explanations of each step
  • Implementation of a specific project plan with reference to a self-selected example in different working groups 
  • Interim presentations
  • Additional group exercises
  • Final presentation by working group

Assessment methods and criteria

Final written examination 90 minutes, 70 % of the grade as an individual performance. Project Presentation in groups (duration: 20 minutes) and written project documentation (12 -15 pages). 30 % as a group grade



Recommended or required reading

Burghardt, Manfred (2012): Projektmanagement: Leitfaden für die Planung, Überwachung und Steuerung von Projekten. 9. Aufl. Erlangen: Publicis Publishing

Burghardt, Manfred (2013): Einführung in Projektmanagement: Definition, Planung, Kontrolle und Abschluss. 6. Aufl., Erlangen: Publicis Publishing

Patzack, Gerald; Rattay, Gunter (2008): Projektmanagement. Wien: Linde Verlag.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)