Manage and run projects in Germany
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Manage and run projects in Germany

Punctual and organized, almost like in military. That's our first thought about German people, but is it true?
3.9 (8 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
4,237 students enrolled
Created by Jouni Ruotanen
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You are able to run successful projects in Germany
  • You get to know useful tips and tricks about project management
  • You will not be surprised after first time working with German colleagues
  • Interest for project management or already experience
  • Document templates require basic office software
  • Open mind, this course is provided for new practitioners in Germany

Latest update: now this course has strategic level!!

In the new section you will learn how to manage your project in Germany strategic level. It's not only communication, it's not about people. It's about YOU. How you make it happen? What is your goal? Make it strategic.

In this course I will tell you about German working culture, people and specific project related topics you must know before starting with a new team and environment.

This course is especially oriented to project managers, but also other professionals may find its content useful. First part is general about Germany: what you can expect, what kind of culture and how you live there. Second part goes through topics like documenting, communication and management. Also practical examples and template files are provided. Third part is about different project phases: what to do and what to accomplish. There will be document templates and other material to have your very first project all you need. Last section will summarize what has been learned.

Who this course is for:
  • People who are planning to work or do projects in Germany
  • People who are just interested about German culture and working style
  • Anyone need to spend more time in Germany for work or studying
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 02:30:09
+ Introduction
5 lectures 21:08

Why to select project management in new location as a profession

Preview 05:21

After completing the introduction you will have basic knowledge about Germany as your project environment


Something about myself

Preview 01:48

After this lecture you know what to consider and take care while working in Germany


It's good to know some basics about living and staying in Germany, this lecture will help you to plan your stay

Living and around

Introduction quiz

Introduction quiz
3 questions
+ Cross-Cultural Management
5 lectures 14:31

Basic understanding for cross-cultural management

What is cross-cultural management

How to make it successful

Successful cross-cultural management

Learn to avoid failures

Failures in cross-cultural management

How to apply learning to Germany

Cross-cultural management in Germany

My tips for the best!

Tips for cross-cultural management
+ Project principles
10 lectures 38:40

You need to understand basics of the project management

Preview 01:32

It's important to know how you should communicate with German and this lecture gives you useful tips


Linear Responsibility Chart is management tool and will help to plan communication for different groups and after completing this example you're able to adapt it for your project

Using Linear Responsibility Chart

You learn what documents are the most needed in this session and also additional documents


Story items are part of your planning in general or if you work in agile project it will cover your plans, other tabs in the document help you to follow up features, tasks, bugs and later create support activities

Using Story Items, Feature, Task, Bug, Support, Meeting log

The most important part of any project is to be able to have correct practice for keeping track on-going tasks and other activities with customer, also keep the scope and need analyze all possible upcoming changes

Using Issue and Change Log

Scheduling can be sometimes complicated and this lesson will give guidance for best practice


In the schedule you need to recognize critical path; this example will help you to see all participants and communicate to your customer how tasks relate to each other

Example of project dependencies

The way we manage things or people is dependent on place, take this lecture to be prepared


Meetings, structure and power; learn in this example how you can make efficient connections between different groups

Example for decision making and meeting structure

Project principles quiz

Project principles quiz
4 questions
+ Project Strategy
6 lectures 13:28

Introduction to project strategy section

Preview 00:32

What is strategic project management

Strategic Project Management

Examples of successful project strategies

Successful Project Strategy

Examples of project strategy failures

Project Strategy Failures

What to take into account in Germany

Project Strategy in Germany

How to achieve strategic success in projects

Project Strategy Tips
+ Project phases
15 lectures 45:40

You need to concentrate in most important tasks and sub-tasks

Preview 02:00

What's the input and output for good preparations


After kick off meeting, your project team should know each others and project target

Example for kick off meeting agenda

This is a short session for describing which documents and activities are created in which phases

Example for project practice and methods

What will happen in planning phase


After completing this lecture you will know what a good project plan need to have

Example of project plan

In this lecture you will get valuable advice how to close project later

Example of project chapter

The long waited realization starts, take the lesson and learn tips and tricks


For good communication, you need to be able to report weekly or bi-weekly not only progress but also upcoming events

Example for status report

Accepting or closing the project might not be simple, this my best practice for acceptance


Before the acceptance you have to make sure no risks arise before critical phase to close project

Example for risk matrix

A successful go-live needs special care


This gives you one example what kind of threats for security there can exist and how to manage them

Example for security threats before you're ready for go-live

When project is closed, you need some ideas for good support


This example will show who should be responsible of different parts after project is closed

Example for support and change management responsibility matrix

Project phases quiz

Project phases quiz
6 questions
+ Successful Decision Making
6 lectures 08:06
Decision Making Process
Decisions in Germany
Successful Decisions
Successful Decision Steps
Decision Failures
Decision Failure Gaps
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 08:36

The journey is about to end: a short closing to summarize top tips for Germany project management


Your project management is not only tactical but it needs a strategic level. 

Bonus lecture