Project Management and GIS (SE)


Course lecturer:


 Hermann Klug
Course numberM-SIM2.04
Course codePM&GIS
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

To be an effective project manager you consist of a network of people knowing and assisting you in performing proposals and realising accepted proposals. You organize scarce resources, work under tight deadlines with the help of Gantt charts and Perth diagrams. You can analyse your proposal according to SWOT and SMART procedures and you contribute to or control project change and generate maximum team performance according to partner skills and input. Through real life examples you learn how to successfully plan, manage, and deliver projects. You also learn how to implement budget figures, project management processes, develop leadership skills and respond to real-world scenarios. At the end of the course, you have access to templates and checklists for effective and efficient use back at the office or in your future business.

There are no special skills or preconditions required. Students should attend the whole course in order to benefit from each exercise and successful accreditation.

- The management and development of geographic informationsystem (GIS) projects- GIS application development and implementation. GIS projectmanagement- Current applications and issues
This course covers project management skills concerning basicprinciples, tools, and techniques used in managing projects as well asthe role of the project manager. Important concepts in project planningand implementation are shown and participants practice projectplanning. Furthermore, students will learn how to perform arequirements analysis and evaluate options in order to implement andmaintain a GI system.

Objective-oriented project management skills are more and more required for students soon starting their business life. Thus, this course gives an overview of the whole project management cycle relevant for organising a successful project. Information on attending conferences as starting point for networking, establishing a network, reacting on scientific calls (e.g. in the European Framework Programme), building a consortium, writing a proposal, making a work plan, getting the project accepted, starting the project and finally the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives will be provided. Students will learn theory and will go through the whole process doing practical work in small groups based on real examples of successful and failed project submissions.

Special literature on project management will be provided as PDF (if available) or as reference. All references and also the study material will be in English language.

The lecture is based on introductory notes accompanied with practical works where students need to prepare and apply theory into practice. The hands on sessions will be based on group work. All work prepared by students will be internally presented and discussed subsequently. Final results from discussions and the prepared materials will be in the eLearning platform as well.

During the course

Examinations are based on the group works, presentations and discussions facilitated during course implementation. Each group is submitting text documents developed and presented during the practical work. Presentation of results by the group as well as written documents will be part of student's evaluation.