Project Management Course at TU Wien

Effective Project Management Skills: Boost Your Success Rate and Master Complex Projects

Project management has become an indispensable part of everyday professional life, regardless of whether it is a privately run company, an NGO, an NPO or a research institution.

Today, more than ever, organizations are confronted with dynamic changes in the environment and changing requirements. The ability to act quickly and flexibly has become all the more important. Project management develops and secures this ability at the same time.

For good reason, more and more companies are demanding that their employees have a profound knowledge of project management. The same also applies to public tenders and funding agencies, which require applicants to demonstrate project management competence in addition to specialist knowledge. A specialized training at the ACE of the TU Wien according to the guidelines of the International Project Management Association pma/IPMA® stands for the highest quality in project management training. Employees benefit from this as well as companies and research institutions.

Our seminar comprehensively prepares participants for the internationally recognized certification exams pma/IPMA® Level D (Junior Project Manager), C (Project Manager) or B (Senior Project Manager). The contents are taught by lecturers with many years of experience and in accordance with the current guidelines and examination requirements.

Didactics: Application and implementation-oriented teaching content & management reflection of the content. Lecture/theoretical input, case studies, discussions, project/group work, presentations, short/impulse speeches, brainstorming. Explanation of pma/IPMA® compliant project elaboration. Introduction to MS-Project by means of project case, presentation of (own) projects.

Language: German or English

Venue: TU Wien, on-site / online

Participation Fee: The participation fee is EUR 2,690.00 (VAT-free, excl. travel and accommodation expenses), -10% Reduction for TU Wien Graduates

Setup: A Windows laptop and MS Project Professional is recommended for participation. If you have any questions, please contact our program management.

Setup for online courses: Please ensure beforehand that your notebook/computer is allowing ZOOM access. Throughout the lecture, please secure a good internet connection, since video and audio must be active throughout all sessions.

Certificate: Certificate of attendance from the TU Wien and certificate for 8 ECTS credits (if the entire course is completed, including performance record).

Requirement for participation: Please register via our online form, opens an external URL in a new window. A short individual consultation with the program manager is also a necessity for participation.

The objectives of the seminar are to teach the project management process according to pma/IPMA® standards (pm baseline 3.1 and ICB 4.0), to ensure the transfer into practice and thus to prepare the participants in the best possible way for the certification according to pma/IPMA® level B, C or D. 

You will be able to present a complete planned project for certification according to pma/IPMA® (Level B or C).

After completing the seminar, you will have acquired the following competencies:

  • You know the basic approach to project management according to pma/IPMA® and which advantages project management offers as a business process.
  • You know the process model and the contents of project management (project start, coordination, controlling, marketing, closing and the handling of project crises).
  • You know which project management methods are used in the individual processes of project management and can apply them in practice.
  • You are able to identify possible "stumbling blocks" in advance and thus reduce the risk of failure.
  • You are to distinguish which project complexity requires which methods.
  • You know how to put together a project team and how to manage the team adequately in different situations 
  • You will be able to communicate the benefits of projects as effectively as possible to stakeholders (clients, interest groups, etc.).
  • You know what to do in case of a project crisis or how to reduce the probability of project crises.
  • You are able to fulfill your role as a team member in a project in an optimal way.
  • You are able to plan, control, coordinate and successfully complete projects independently and on your own responsibility (Level B+C).
  • You can independently prepare the report for the Level B+C certification and present it to the assessor.
  • You will be able to perform practical elaboration of your own projects and present them.

The contents of our compact program support you in a practice-oriented way in expanding and professionalizing your project management know-how. The seminar is aimed at all persons who intend to delve intensively into the topic of project management.

  • Practitioners with or without a technical background who commission, implement and participate in projects. 
  • Managers
  • Individuals who want to learn about professional project management.
  • Individuals who are seeking certification as a Project Management Associate (Level D), Project Manager (Level C) or Senior Project, Program or Portfolio Manager (Level B) through pma/IPMA®.
  • Graduates of the TU Wien
  • Employees of the TU Wien 

Your ACE Benefits:

  • Application and implementation-oriented course content
  • Intensive preparation for successfully passing the pma/IPMA® certification exam in Austria (Level B, C & D) incl. fully planned project for certification according to pma/IPMA® (Level B or C)
  • Management reflection of the contents
  • Exchange and networking opportunities within the framework of the seminar as well as the TU Wien ACE
  • On-site classes centrally located at TU Wien

Project Management - German:

  • Module 1: April 19 - 20, 2024, 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Module 2: June  6 - 8 2024, 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Module 3: July 5, 2024, 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

 

Project Management - English (online only!):

  • Modul 1: May 6, 2024, 5.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 2: May 7, 2024, 3.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 3: May 23, 2024, 3.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 4: May 24, 2024, 3.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 5: June 3, 2024, 3.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 6: June 4, 2024, 3.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 7: June 10, 2024, 3.00 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Modul 8: June 11, 2024, 3.00 - 8.00 p.m.

 

  • Module 1: December, 12. - 14, 2024,  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Module 2: January, 09. - 11, 2025,  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
[Translate to English:] Project Management
[Translate to English:] Teamwork Project and Processmanagement

Faculty

Our lecturers have a scientific background with many years of relevant training experience. They combine theoretical input with a strong focus on practical implementation.

Dr. Walter Mayrhofer - FH Wien der WKW

[Translate to English:] Walter Mayrhofer

Walter Mayrhofer is Head of Research at the Institute of Digital Transformation & Strategy and Professor at FH Wien of WKW, with extensive experience in research and consulting projects. Students benefit from his broad knowledge in various disciplines and his strong connection to the business and innovation landscape.

Dr. Karl Wagner - procon Unternehmensberatung

[Translate to English:] Karl Wagner

Karl Wagner is a renowned expert in the field of project management and Managing Director of procon Unternehmensberatung GmbH. Students benefit from his extensive experience, his expertise in academia, and his recognition as the winner of the 2006 Trainer Award from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi - Gründerin und Managerin enable2change

[Translate to English:] Dr. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi

Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi is an experienced consultant and trainer in process management, project and program management, as well as change management, with a solid understanding of various PM standards. Students benefit from her many years of experience in consulting and management, as well as her involvement in the development of international ISO project management standards.