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Module INF-31-31-M-5

Software Project and Process Management (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-31-31-M-5 Software Project and Process Management 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-SE] Software-Engineering
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-31-31-K-5
Software Project and Process Management
P 42 h 78 h
- PL1 4.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-31-31-K-5]: Title: "Software Project and Process Management"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-31-31-K-5]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester
  • Examination number: 63131 ("Software Project and Process Management")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Based on the contents of the lecture "Foundations of Software Engineering", which explains the technical aspects, this lecture explains how to establish and realise a successful project management and quality assurance (QA). On the basis of practical examples, it shows:
  • how large projects are planned,
  • which elements a project plan contains,
  • which methods exist for project management and QA,
  • how project management and QA are different to each other and how they complement one another.

Topics of the lecture:

  • Definition of project management and QA
  • Basic terms of software project execution
  • Process and quality models as a basis for systematic project management and QA
  • Principles of project and process management
  • Principles of measurement and evaluation
  • Techniques / methods / tools for supporting project management and QA
  • Examples from practical projects

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • explain principles, methods and tools of software engineering,
  • evaluate process and quality models,
  • assess the advantages and disadvantages of different methods, tools and models,
  • derive the transferability of these concepts to practical problems,
  • evaluate the specific problems of process integration using examples,
  • use case studies to decide how these concepts need to be adapted to the respective requirements,
  • derive which parameters influence the success of project management in practice.


  • Ernest Wallmüller: "Software-Qualitäts-Management in der Praxis", Hanser-Verlag, 2001.
  • Peter Liggesmeyer: "Software-Qualität: Testen, Analysieren und Verifizieren von Software", Spektrum-Verlag, 2002.
  • Pankaj Jalote: Software Project Management in Practice Addison-Wesley Professional, 2002.
  • Hughes, Cotterrell: Software Project Management, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2002.
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (Pmbok Guide) - 5th Edition - Project Mgmt Inst, 2013.
  • Adam Trendowics: Software Cost Estimation, Benchmarking, and Risk Assessment, Springer, 2013.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-31-31-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
[EIT-88.A20-SG#2021] M.Sc. European Master in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) [2021] [Free Elective Area] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
[EIT-88.D55-SG#2021] M.Sc. Embedded Computing Systems (ESY) [2021] [Free Elective Area] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
Module-Pool Name
[INF-SE_Ba_V-MPOOL-4] Specialization Bachelor TA Software Engineering
[INF-SIAK-DT-CS-MPOOL-6] SIAK Certificate "Digital Transformation" - Modules INF "Computer Science"