European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

II-R52: PM
Project Management

Course code: 175559
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Maile (Steinbeis Advanved Risk Technologies GmbH), Dr.-Ing. Jörg Michael Bareiß (EnBW AG)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

This course aims to prepare attendees to the special environment of project work. Whether as project stakeholders or managers, they will learn the frameworks, tools and techniques allowing them to adapt to every situation and to work effectively. They will learn from experienced training how to avoid common mistakes, and be able to understand both the technical and human aspects of a project.


By the end of this course, students are able to:


-Cope with uncertainties within the different project's phases

-Understand and use project management terminology

-Understand and apply project management frameworks

-Be familiar with the different aspects and scope of project management           

-Understand and avoid the common mistakes made while managing projects

-Have an overview of the existing tools

Target Attendees / Participants

This module is targeted to current master of engineering students who will be involved in project management, including exposure to basic project management techniques such as scope, activity, risk analysis and resource planning.

Course Content by Units

This course will cover the folowing topics:

-Introduction of Project Management

-Project Initiation

-Project Planning

-Project Execution and Control

-Project Closeout

-Principles of communication and human resources management

Teaching Methods

Practice case studies and exercises are proposed in class, and students are requested to undertake a mock analysis using the methodology described in the module. The learning experience is deepened by practical examples, with the use of knowledge and skills and the implementation of adequate assignments.


  1. Rex Brown 2005, Rational Choice and Judgment: Decision Analysis for the Decider, Wiley-Interscience.
  2. Steffey, R. W., and Anantatmula, V. S. (2011). International Projects Proposal Analysis: Risk Assessment Using Radial Maps. Project Management Journal, 42(3), pp. 62-74.
  3. Chris Chapman, Stephen Ward (2003). Project Risk Management: Processes, Techniques and Insights, Wiley.
  4. Christoph Schwindt (2005). Resource Allocation in Project Management (GOR-Publications), Springer.
  5. Adams, S. L., and Anantatmula, V. (2010). Social and Behavioral Influences on Team Process. Project Management Journal, 41(4), pp. 89-98.
  6. Aubry, M., Hobbs, B., Müller, R., and Blomquist, T. (2010). Identifying Forces Driving PMO Changes. Project Management Journal , 41(4), pp. 30-45.
  7. Project Management Institute (2006). The Standard for Program Management, Project Management Institute.
  8. Alan D. Orr (2004). Advanced Project Management: A Complete Guide to the Key Processes, Models and Techniques, Kogan Page.

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(Course profile ID: II-R52:, generated on September 25, 2021)