Innovative Project Management

Traditional project management courses teach systematic approaches to project planning. This is a strength but also a disadvantage. The course aims at giving the students the ability to adapt project planning to a specific environment. By bringing in innovative thinking in project planning a project model tailored for the firm can be established between the outer ends of the traditional project management theory: Water fall models and adaptive project management. The module combines the aspects of innovation and HRM to make project management a leadership tool.

Due to the current challenges within the wind industry the course will focus on designing the project management models necessary to cope with the tasks of decommissioning.

Basic Information

  • €2000
  • 2×2 days of workshops
  • Next Workshop dates:
    Due to the pandemic, the schedule is postponed.

    New dates will be launched as soon as possible.
  • Place: Hamburg, Germany

Learning Goals:

  • Project management theory; Including tools and methods
  • Analysis of project management requirements in a specific firm
  • Design of project models adapted for specific industrial conditions
  • Project management standards; Including Agile and Lean principles
  • Life cycle aspects to be managed; From design to decomissioning
  • Norms and regulation; Including third party approval
  • Project planning; Including governance, progress monitoring and Visible Planning
  • HRM in a project environment; Including leadership and knowledge management
  • Manage innovation processes
  • Communication and its role in project management
  • The course will also to some extent include other critical parts for project management; Change Management, Risk Management, Contract Management, HSE/QA, Close-out and hand over, lessons learned, Decision Making, etc.

Relevant information:

Admission Requirements:

To be considered as an applicant for the Offshore Wind Energy MBA programme, the candidate is already a professional with relevant work experience. Each application is considered individually and we welcome qualifications from various backgrounds.

The formal criteria is a bachelor or other equivalent degree combined with two years’ work experience. If the applicants do not meet this criteria, they may still be considered if they can demonstrate other capabilities or relevant professional qualifications e.g. more than 5 years’ business experience in the industry.

The Offshore Wind Energy MBA is an English-taught programme and the modules are highly interactive. Candidates must show proficiency in English to successfully participate in the modules and go through extensive pre-reading.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will be able to adapt project planning to a specific environment. They can develop a tailored project management model, which is evolved around the challenges and processes in a specific firm.


Prof. Dr. Holger Lange

University of Bremerhaven, Founder and CEO of P.E. Concepts GmbH

Niels Bjært

Head of Offshore Project Management at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy