Problem & Task
In addition to day-to-day work, companies are also regularly faced with strategic decisions involving the development of a new product, the construction of a new factory or the expansion into a foreign market. To meet the demands of such tasks, companies often form interdisciplinary project teams who plan, coordinate, supervise and document the necessary tasks and activities so that the desired goal can be reached with the most efficient use of resources.
Professional project management requires good preparation and process-based support. A specific challenge for managers lies in coordinating the various project team members in dispersed work groups – potentially located in different company locations or even on different continents. In addition, special attention must be paid to the changes the project initiates in terms of structures and processes. This involves ensuring that affected employees are not made into project adversaries, but rather into project advocates by ensuring their involvement through the early dissemination of information.
In addition to classical phase-oriented process models and project philosophies, this module involves the review of modern cyclical approaches for their advantages and disadvantages for current and future project development tasks. The lecturers all have gained many years of experience in diverse branches. Using a number of real examples, participants will learn how theoretically-developed methods and rules contribute to the profitable and successful implementation of projects in practice.
Professor Dr. Manfred Gröger