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WiSe 2020/21 - SoSe 2021


Fundamentals of Project Management


Salomo, Sören




Fakultät VII

Institut für Technologie und Management

37331200 FG Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement



H 71

Wittrich, Helena


Learning Outcomes

After completion of the module, students will be familiar with the basics of operative project management. They will be able to plan, implement, supervise and monitor complex interdisciplinary tasks while obtaining knowledge about the diverse organization possibilities of project management, the steering of teams as well as the requirements and tasks of project managers. Basic planning techniques of project management like project structure plan and schedule and resource planning as well as the application of diverse methods of planning, steering and monitoring of processes on the basis of network analysis as well as first experiences through practical industry experiences also belong to the basic portfolio of this module.


The character of the lecture is interdisciplinary, aimed for students of the disciplines of industrial engineering, business administration, engineering and natural sciences. The lecture will be structured as follows: - Organization and tasks of project management - Project teams and project responsibility - Project structuring, phases of the project, milestones - Project planning, tools for project planning (Gantt, etc.), basics of network planning - Project risk analysis - Project execution, controlling and completion The exercise on project management is oriented to training and deepening the methods of project planning and controlling presented in the lecture. More in-depth knowledge about those methods will be acquired in a practical-case study. For this task, students will learn to use specific project management tools.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Fundamentals of Project ManagementVL73 120 L 2292WiSe/SoSeEnglish2
Fundamentals of Project ManagementUE73 120 L 2293WiSe/SoSeEnglish2

Workload and Credit Points

Fundamentals of Project Management (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
45.0h(~2 LP)
Class attendance15.02.0h30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up15.01.0h15.0h

Fundamentals of Project Management (UE):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
45.0h(~2 LP)
Class attendance15.02.0h30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up15.01.0h15.0h

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Exam preparation1.020.0h20.0h
Preparation of group case study1.050.0h50.0h
Preparation of individual homework1.020.0h20.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The lecture provides the students with structured theoretical foundations, encouraging the engagement of students in discussion during the lecture. The exercise sessions give room for a more in-depth discussion of the lecture’s contents paired with practical examples to expand on the corresponding topics. Furthermore, students learn and train the use of specific project management tools.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

There are no prerequisites for the participation in the module.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Individual Homework20written5 pages
Exam30written60 min.
Group case study50written25 pages

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

Enrolment information can be found on www.tim.tu-berlin.de.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
No recommended literature given

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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