What is this course about?
Due to globalization, the relevance of project management is steadily increasing, as work is often organized in the form of projects. This is especially the case, where interdisciplinary tasks have to be conducted in a fast and economic manner.
It is nowadays a prerequisite for success that a company rapidly adapts to changing market conditions. Companies work and think increasingly in project structures. The underlying complexity requires a competent methodology.
What do you learn in this course?
In this course, you get to know the most important instruments and methods of project management. Develop your skills in teamwork, steering, time management, risk management, communication and the leadership of processes. These are the basics for initiating, planning, executing, documenting and reviewing projects.
Modern life is digital. Managing projects in a modern setting requires the special acknowledgement of changing workplace conditions that come with new technologies and global collaboration. The course introduces you to some of the central topics, skills and attitudes that prepare you for the future of work for modern project management.
How is the course structured?
Over the course of the next weeks, you will participate in the following units on international project management:
- Introduction to international project management
- Project organisation
- Project phases
- Communication - Interdisciplinary soft skills
The excursus on the topic "Future of Work" offers the following units:
- Introduction to FoW
- The rise of the internet and the age of abundance
- Globalization, platforms & automatization
- New Work
- Trends & structures: Remote work, crowd working & virtual teams
- Modern workflows: New tools & decentralized communication
- New Culture
- Self-management: Agile processes & lifelong learning
- Personal Networks: New working & learning environments
After completion of the course and the required course activities, you can get a certificate of attendance. Upon successful completion of a voluntary, fee-based exam in summer 2017, you can receive a credit-eligible university certificate.