Project-& Process Management Basics

Trainer Profile


Public Procurement Excellence

Professor and Head of Project Management Group
Strategy and Innovation
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Quote: “Information is a difference that makes a difference.” (G. Bateson)

Professional Background

Current Position:

  • Professor, Project Management Group, Department Strategy & Innovation
  • Academic Director Professional MBA: Project Management
  • Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Project Management
  • Co-founder and Partner of enable2change
  • Board member of Project Management Austria
  • Member of the PMI Academic Advisory Group
  • Management board member NETLIPSE, International Network of European Investors in transportation projects

Career History:

  • 2005-2012: Member of the IPMA Research Management Board
  • 2007-2018: Research fellow, adjunt professor SKEMA Business School, France
  • 1999-2013: Network partner of ROLAND GAREIS CONSULTING
  • 1669-2014: Assistant professor, research and teaching assistant

Educational Background

  • 2002-2013: Habilitation i.e. post-doctoral qualification at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • 1996-2001: Doctoral studies in Social and Economic Science at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • 1996-1997: Certificate Programme International Project Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business and Technical University Vienna
  • 1993: Central European Studies Programme at Business University Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1987-1994: Degree programme in Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


Overall Objectives of the Module

After completion of this module the participants will be able to

  • know the basic methods and trends in successful project management
  • understand the differentiation and the relation between projects and processes
  • describe and handle projects in a holistic manner
  • define a procurement project in a holistic manner
  • apply selected basic PM methods on own procurement projects including work breakdown structure, schedules, etc.
  • apply the principles of project controlling
  • analyze stakeholders and risks as a base for taking into account principles of sustainable development
  • define roles in projects
  • understand the collaboration of project- and line-organisation
  • know about factors for successful project management for procurement projects