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CS 630 — Project Management for Software Development
(dt. Projektmanagement für Software-Entwicklungsprojekte)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Oral or written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Business Informatics.
One semester,
I.d.R. in jedem vierten Semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Dr. Thomas Kunstmann, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Taentzer, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bockisch


Planned outline:

1. Basics

2. Agile Software Development Processes (like Scrum, XP, etc.), Lego/Scrum Workshop

3. IT efficiency, cost estimation and cost planning

4. Project planning, controlling, steering

5. Quality and risk management

6. Leadership and teams

7. Contract forms and project management patterns

Qualification Goals

In this module students should critically deal with the following questions:

  • What makes a good project manager?
  • What are the success factors for good project management?

The module deals with classic project management topics and underpins them with the lecturer's many years of practical experience in software development. The most important topics that are important for the successful implementation of large and small software projects in business:

  • What is the difference between classic and agile process models and what are their trade-offs?
  • Which tools can a project manager use for planning and controlling, quality and risk management?
  • How can realistic efforts be estimated and which context has to be considered?
  • Which personal skills does a project manager need to lead a project to success?
  • Which legal framework does a project manager need to know?

Project management patterns from the toolbox of a project manager are derived from experience. Students become familiar with the various tools and learn to assess their effect in concrete situations and typical problems.


None. The competences taught in the following module are recommended: Software Engineering.


Module imported from M.Sc. Business Informatics.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Business Informatics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Business Informatics

When studying B.Sc. Business Informatics, this module can be attended in the study area Compulsory Elective Modules in Business Informatics.

Recommended Reading

  • References will be announced in the course announcements.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2021/22. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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