Karlsruher Institut für Technologie



PhD Management Module IPM

Freitag, 18. November 2011, 08:00-17:00
International Department, KIT (Schlossplatz 19)
Project Management and scheduling is a key to the world of business. In order to become fully acquainted with this important discipline, the course gives an introduction to project management and aims to help the participants to understand the objectives of project management and scheduling, to learn how to analyze planned projects and to control project execution. Particular attention is paid to the construction of project networks and Gantt charts, heuristic solution procedures and rescheduling as well as the completion of temporal and resource-constrained project scheduling computations. Modeling, planning and scheduling, which arise in a great variety of practical situations, are also emphasized. The course Project Risk, Change and Profit Management covers the topics: structured and systematic analysis of the project environment and its stake-holders, managing the risk & opportunities, improving the project result with change and claim management, monitoring and managing cost and profit development and management reporting for the complex customer projects. Multiproject management in a global environment provides tools for future managers in all fields. The objective of this course is to familiarize participants with all aspects of this important domain, introducing methods and tools for a qualified and systematic approach when managing multiple projects, particularly focusing on a global setting. In the introductory lectures for this course participants will learn the definition of multiproject management and how to classify multiprojects. Fundamentals of corporate governance in an international business environment are also covered. After having learnt the basics, participants will begin to plan multiprojects in a global environment. In order to do this, forms of cooperation, organization and contract will be taught, and participants will also use tools and methods for multiproject and risk management and team creation in international environments. Once all of the planning stages have been covered, participants will begin the execution of multiprojects. Key issues to this are cost controlling and appointment controlling, knowledge of working progress, engineering performance, production hours, availability and reliability, risks and opportunities. Throughout all the stages industrial examples from international companies are discussed and reference is made to theoretical methods. Intercultural Management focuses on intercultural communication and leadership. The workshop distinguishes ‘Culture’ in the sense of ‘business culture’, ‘corporate’ or ‘leadership culture’ and most of all ‘national management culture’. It further examines it’s strong impact on business and management performance, cultural competence as a key factor for international business success. Development management is an essential function in many industries and an in depth knowledge within this field is extremely advantageous. In partaking in this course participants will learn a definition and characterization of development itself. The significance of the processes, which make a product and a company successful, will also be taught. Through this, participants will gain insight into the influences on targets, methods of control development processes, cost and time management, human resource management, quality management and information management. In addition, fundamental methods, such as the adaptation of phase models, the strategic planning of human resources and the integration of a development department into a company will be taught. Real examples will be presented in order to convey company structures, project management and the influence of companyspecific factors, three key issues within development management.
Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP)
Schloßplatz 19
76131 Karlsruhe
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