Project Management

Module Title Project Management
CompetencyBreaking down a project into its basic elements and assessing its socio-economic effects
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
International Project Management
seminar,
lecture
2 2 presentation and written/oral exam
Project Management in Development Cooperation
lecture, workshop 2 2 written exam, group work results
Energy and Societyseminar11presentation
Semester summer
Responsible Dahlhaus
Site Kassel
Lecturer(s) Rao Aamir Ali Khan
Theda Kirchner
Dieter Gawora
Language English
Workload 75 hours course attendance
50 hours self-study
Credits 5
Recommended Qualifications -
Learning Outcomes a) International Project Management
After the successful participation in the course International Project Management the students are able to:
  • break down a project into its basic elements
  • identify specific needs and targets of international projects
  • investigate success factors for executing RE projects, specifically in the development cooperation between Germany and Arab countries.
b) Project Management in Development Cooperation
After the successful participation in the course Project Management in Development Cooperation the students are able to:
  • use the key elements of project management cycle
  • elaborate a project proposal themselves (in a final workshop).
C) Energy and Society
After the successful participation in the course Energy and Society the students are able to:
  • understand the importance of environmental assessment studies
  • analyze critically socio-economic effects of RE projects, worldwide as well as regional.
Contents a) International Project Management
  • Defining the terms project and project management
  • Cases where project management is necessary and reasonable
  • Project objectives, - organisation, - execution
  • Exemplary international projects:
    • forms, specifics and success factors
    • preparation
    • team building
b) Project Management in Development Cooperation
  • Key elements of project cycle management (PCM) for using RE
  • Logical framework approach
  • Various analysis instruments like
    • situation analysis
    • stakeholder analysis
    • problem/objectives/risk analysis
    • monitoring and evaluation
    • indicator development
c) Energy and Society
  • Case studies of energy projects and their social, ecological and economical impacts, e.g. big waterpower projects, oil, gas, and coal exploration projects, wind energy
  • Case studies of energy projects which have been blocked
  • Analysis of environmental assessment studies
  • Study of international environmental standards
Media Black board and beamer, case studies in groups.
Literature
  • K.H. Rose, Project Quality Management: Why, What and How, J. Ross Publishing, 2005.
  • D.L. Cleland and R. Gareis, Global Project Management Handbook: Planning, Organizing and Controlling International Projects, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2nd edition, 2006.
  • R. Zah, H. Böni, M. Gauch, R. Hischier, M. Lehmann and P. Wäger, Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Products: Environmental Assessment of Biofuels, Empa, Technology and Society Lab, 2007; downloadable from
    http://www.bfe.admin.ch/themen/00490/00496/index.html?lang=en&dossier_id=01273.
  • R. Frischknecht and N. Jungbluth (eds.), Overview and Methodology, Ecoinvent report No. 1, 2007; downloadable from
    http://www.ecoinvent.org/fileadmin/documents/en/01_OverviewAndMethodology.pdf.
  • Further literature will be announced by the lecturers.
  • World Commission on Dams, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-
    Making, Earthscan Ltd, 2000.