Module description

International Business Consulting (IBC)

Leadership Management I

Recommended prior knowledge

Vorkenntnisse in ABWL

Teaching Methods Seminar
Learning objectives / competencies

Ziel des Moduls ist es, die wechselseitigen Beziehungen zwischen der Thematik des Projektmanagement und der des Organisational Behaviour herauszustellen und den Studenten das Maß an Expertise zu vermitteln, dass ein erfolgreiches Projektmanagement gewährleistet 

Learning Outcome:

Erwerb einer umfänglichen Leadership-Kompetenz - umsetzbar im Tagesgeschäft des operativen wie strategischen Consulting

Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 45 h
Self-study / group work: 75 h
Workload 120 h
ECTS 4.0
Credits and Grades

Modulbezogene Seminararbeit, die die Veranstaltungen „Organisational Behaviour I" und „Project Management I" umfasst

Die Modul-Note fließt gewichtet mit 4/90 in die Endnote ein

Responsible Person

Prof. Dr. R. Fischer

Max. Participants 20
Recommended Semester IBC 1
Frequency jedes Jahr (WS)

Organisational Behaviour I

Type Seminar
SWS 2.0

Project Management

Type Seminar
Nr. IBC-11-03
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

The Project Environment
• Definitions
• Project structures
• Project Manager
• Communication difficulties
• The difference of R&D projects
• Over-the-wall approach
Project Management Methods
• Project Planning
• Breakdown of an objective into different tasks
• The Timeline: Gantt
• Network Diagrams: CPM, PERT
The particularities of the R&D function
• The career of scientists and engineers
• Why scientists and engineers do not really plan?
• Defense reactions and how to avoid them
Project Management Software
• Necessity and Motivation
• Data structure
• Views, Graphics and Reports
• Use of PM Software
Management Systems for R&D
• Components
• Implementation phases
• Freezing the system into rules
• Quality norms: ISO 9000, QS 9000, VDA, AFNOR, etc.
During the course, students will identify a case study of a typical innovation project which runs into difficulties, and learn to organize, plan and manage such a project. Topics will include resource allocation, continuous re-planning, implementing early warning systems, managing crises etc.
The students will be assessed on their capacity to translate the learned theory into practice (project planning, tracking and management), as well as on their capacity to reflect on topics adjacent to project management. To this end, the following evaluations are foreseen:
• Identification and detailed description of an innovation project through analysis of press articles, literature, personal experience, etc. Definition of objectives for a re-orientation of the project. (Presentation)
• Detailed organization of the project using the techniques discussed in the lecture and modern project management tools. (continuous evaluation)
• Project recovery presentation.

The University of Offenburg is currently negotiating terms for the introduction of a new IT-based project management and planning system. Depending on the outcome of these negotiations, a tool-specific evaluation may replace one or several of the above mentioned evaluations.


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Project Management Institute Standards Committee