With OpenProject, the Coburg University of Applied Sciences implements hybrid project management, classic and agile, to consolidate the teaching content in practice.
The Faculty of Economics at Coburg University of Applied Sciences deepens the knowledge of project management, that was previously conveyed theoretically, by means of real projects in practice in OpenProject.
Prof. Dr. Eduard Gerhardt
Faculty of Economic Sciences
„We particularly like the hybrid approach of classic and agile project management. Together with our partner university in Novosibirsk, we set up a project in OpenProject to test an app for a mail order company and to design user improvements for it. The students use OpenProject for their work to network. The theoretical project management techniques are directly put into practice. By using OpenProject, the productivity of the project members was increased significantly.“
Projects as a teaching format
for students of the University
Like many colleges and universities, the Coburg University of Applied Sciences is also under massive pressure from digitalization. In addition to the usual teaching formats, projects are becoming increasingly important at Coburg University of Applied Sciences in order to work in a more interdisciplinary way. This promotes not only methodological and professional skills, but also personal and social competence (teamwork).
The Faculty of Economics at Coburg University of Applied Sciences uses OpenProject for the implementation of its projects. Learning groups of about 12 students work together on one project. The knowledge about project management, which was previously conveyed theoretically, is now being tested and consolidated in practice on the basis of a real project.
Why does the Coburg University of Applied Sciences appreciate project management with OpenProject?
Great time saving
Great time savings for all involved: Intuitive and easy to understand for the users. No maintenance and operating costs.
Massive reduction of the administrative effort by 60-70 %, as everything is in one system. Many tools are omitted, e.g. OpenProj, Excel, Dropbox, Trello.
Increase in productivity
Significant increase in productivity of all participants, as responsibilities, status, priorities and next steps are always transparent.
Meetings become significantly more efficient through the integrated logging, compared to Excel, a 60-70% reduction in effort.
Which project management features in OpenProject does Coburg University of Applied Sciences use?
Creation of a structured project plan.
A structured project plan is created for the projects in OpenProject and the work packages are then broken down, distributed and processed.
Creation and management of project plans.
In the Gantt charts, a detailed collaborative project planning is done for the time-defined work packages.
AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
KANBAN Boards for task lists
The agile boards are used to prioritize and visualize tasks that have no immediate time reference.
Maintenance of agendas and minutes.
Planning meetings by jointly creating agendas and sharing results in minutes with all participants is a crucial factor for project success.
Overview over all times by all members.
Time tracking of students on tickets to see who worked how much on the project.
Share project news with team members.
News is used to efficiently share news in projects with all project members so that everyone is always up to date.
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