Agile Project Management Hands-on (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Lennart Blumentrath
Duration1 SWS
TermWintersemester 2022/23
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

Admission information

Objectives

After successful participation, students will be able to: o implement project management basics in practice o perform and feel comfortable within agile project management (SCRUM) organisations o have a profound understanding about the roles and responsibilities in agile teams o apply techniques of professional communication

Description

Our two-day agile project management workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and concepts to efficiently and purposefully deal with questions and problems in project management, with a particular focus on early-stage innovation projects. Using case studies, many concrete examples and a fictitious project request that runs through both workshop days, we will use day 1 to discuss and develop the basics of successful project acquisition and management. First, you will learn how to effectively communicate the strengths and competences of your project team to potential clients and how to pitch your project approach. Among other things, we will focus on structured yet explorative approaches such as design thinking which aid in giving structure even to uncertain topics. Using examples from Motius' daily work, you will get the opportunity to apply your knowledge right there and then. As assignment between the two workshops, you, together with a small team, will write a project proposal to convince your customer of your approach and the attractiveness of your offer. On the second day, we will move from successful acquisition towards successful project planning, -organization and implementation. But first, you will get the chance to present your offers and receive individual feedback. This way you will be able to learn from the experiences of the other teams and bring in your own understanding. After the presentations, we will discuss the basics of agile project work (project planning, distribution of tasks and roles, project management) and apply them to your project proposals. The workshop concludes with an evaluation of your results and with the "engagement" of one or more teams by our fictitious client. Regardless of whether you see your future as project manager, freelancer or in a startup (perhaps your own) - we will bring in a lot of experiences from our own startup phase and use real experiences and projects as the basis for the workshop.

Prerequisites

This course is aimed at students from all disciplines, regardless of business or technical, who would like to gain initial practical experience with agile project management and organisation. The contents taught are based on the SCRUM framework. No specific prior knowledge is necessary. If you already have experience in (agile) project management, you can still participate in the workshop and gain new knowledge as a product owner or scrum master in the interactive sessions.

Teaching and learning methods

- Individual case studies - Partner and group work - Exercises and presentations - Feedback and analysis

Examination

Independent group work and submission of the results in the form of a report (1 ECTS). This course is assigned to the following modules: CLA11216 Technical Project Acquisition and Project Management (1 credit). Please note that you can only take each module once in your studies. Organizer: Motius GmbH in cooperation with TUM School of Social Sciencea and Technology/WTG Kontextlehre

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