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.

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.
  • 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