Managing Global Projects

Managing Global Projects

Exam number: 70604
Module number IIS57060 — together with Managing Information Technology
Course number IIS70604
ECTS 2,5
Frequency Winter term
Language English

About the course

Increasing globalization of business operations and the high importance of project structures for global operations force companies worldwide to develop and strengthen their capabilities for managing global projects. Therefore, future professionals capable of successfully coordinating projects across multiple countries and cultures will have excellent career prospects. To prepare students for the task of managing global projects, the course topics include:

  • Characteristics and organization of global projects,
  • Cultural influences (effects and remedies),
  • Controlling of globally distributed projects,
  • Challenges of IS outsourcing/offshoring projects.

For each of these topics, students will be given an introduction to the topic (knowledge transfer) and then work on real-world examples to gain deeper insights into the topic (knowledge application).

​In addition, students will work in teams on projects during the semester.


The main goal of the course is to familiarize students with the foundations of successful management in global IT-projects.

The course follows a student-centered learning approach, consisting of a cycle of knowledge transfer and application.

The students will:

  • describe the project life cycle
  • evaluate challenges caused by distance in globally distributed projects and learn about the approaches of dealing with them
  • evaluate IT archetypes and decision domains
  • evaluate PMOs in (IT) organization
  • analyze different collaboration tools


Enrollment for Managing Global Projects: Via Studon between 16.10.2023 starting 12:00 and 22.10.2023 ending 23:55.

There will be a single enrollment for both Managing Global Projects and Managing Information Technology.

Maximum number of participants: 32 – the entire course is held in person.


The first lecture will start 26.10.2023 at 11:15 at LG 0.225.


Time:         Thursdays, 11:30-13:00h
Room:        LG 0.225