Meaningful Project Management (From an Idea to the Implementation of Socially Useful Projects) (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Matthias Haberl
Duration1.5 SWS
TermSommersemester 2023
Language of instructionEnglish
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Admission information

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After completing the course, students are able to - plan projects professionally - implement the main features of successful project management - reflect on working in teams - effectively work on achieving the planned results as well as the desired impact - use different project management tools ... whilst taking into account relevant global issues.


Project management and social responsibility are key issues in companies today. This course combines both topics. Strategies for solving an existing problem are developed and converted into a specific project. The methodology of the course is based on the Impact Chain and Logical Framework approaches – tools used for the successful development and realisation of projects. These tools cover many central project management aspects ranging from the goals and individual activities of a project to budget planning and project evaluation. Relevant steps are explained by way of good-practice examples and expanded upon in the students’ own project ideas. The thematic framework of the course revolves around issues of global responsibility: How can project managers in technical fields implement projects without exploiting people at home or abroad? There are two different ways of taking this course: Group 1 ends the course with the formulation of a project proposal or logical framework. Group 2 actually implements the project with a defined (sub-)goal and ends the course with a project presentation and report.



Teaching and learning methods

n a two-day block workshop students apply and reflect on the logic of project development. The methods are interactive. The shorter version of the course (group 1) ends with a two-hour webinar held about one month after the block workshop. In this webinar, the results are evaluated and expanded upon. In the longer version of the course (group 2), the acquired methods and tools are applied. Webinars help students with the implementation. In a final evaluation workshop, experiences and results are reviewed and discussed.


CLA10226: Project proposal and exam (online test) (weighted 1:1) MCTS0049: Project proposal and written project report (incl. presentation) (weighted 1:2) Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist folgenden Modulen zugeordnet: CLA10226 Internationales Projektmanagement (1 Credit) MCTS0049 International Project Management (3 Credits) Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie jedes Modul nur einmal in Ihrem Studium einbringen können

Recommended literature

Initiative Cookbook: Project Management Methods: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). 2014 Patzak, Rattey, Projektmanagement: Leitfaden zum Management von Projekten, Projektportfolios und projektorientierten Unternehmen. 2014