Project Management in International Contexts

Key qualification course

Target group:
PhD students of the five faculties of the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Science/ Göttinger Graduiertenschule Gesellschaftswissenschaften (GGG), PhD-Candidates of the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen and members of the Schlözer-PhD-Program might participate too.

Do. 20.05.2011 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Fr. 21.05.2011 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Do. 26.05.2011 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Fr. 27.05.2011 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr

Oeconomicum / Raum 0.211
Oeconomicum / conference room 0.211
Historische Sternwarte (Tagungszentrum) / großer Seminarraum
Historical Observatory (Conference Centre)

Available seats: 16
Course language: English
Requirements: good command of spoken English
Teacher: Dr. Dorit Battermann (Perspektiven erleben)

Seminar’s objectives:
Our work and our tasks are more and more organized in projects. And this is especially true in international contexts, where projects might be initiated by external financial sources or are parts of an organization’s own structure. But not everything what is nowadays called “project” is worth the name. Nevertheless project structures can be a very successful and sensible way to reach the envisaged results, if the potential and possibilities projects offer are well managed.
The aim of the workshop is that the participants learn basics to define, manage and implement projects successfully.
They get to know the management cycle of a project and the relevant tools to handle each phase of a project.
• Definition of project and project management
• Types of projects
• Core features of a project
• Project structure
• Frame conditions for successful project management
• Frame conditions by funding agencies like EC
Project Cycle Management
• Overview
• Project Planning
• Project Implementation
• Project Termination
• Project Evaluation
Instruments for the different phases of a project
• Start-up: generating the right information
• Detailed planning: logical framework
• Controlling systems
• Reporting systems
• Presentation
Staffing a project
• Features of a project manager
• The project team: roles, tasks and responsibilities of different team members
• Necessary rules and regulations
• Intercultural specialties

Credits: 2 or 3 Credits depending on workload
Demands: complete and active participation; participation in practical exercises and role play, Homework between the events, presentation of the results, not graded.

Application: starts 15. February 2011 until 21. April 2011
Application address:
Contact for more information: KMU-Netzwerk of GGG
Christina Qaim Phone: +551 39-10646

This course is organised by the KMU-Netzwerk der GGG and funded by the European Union (European regional development fund (ERDF)).

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