Course syllabus RRPRP - Project Preparation and Management (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)


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Course title: Project Preparation and Management
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Pavel Máchal, CSc., prof.h.c.
Supervising department: Department of Project Management (FRDIS)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: not Project Preparation and Management in English
Type of study: consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
 
Course objective:
The topic of this subject is acquaint students with the preparation and management of projects with a particular focus on project planning, monitoring progress on the project, completion of the project and subsequent project management (monitoring reports, modification of the project budget, project accounting, etc.). During the seminar will be the preparation and processing of project applications for subsidies from EU funds and design methods for the management of the selected project.
 
Course content:
1.Planning the project contents (allowance 2/4)
 
a.Determining project objectives, status quo analysis, analysis of target groups
b.Relationship on the European, National and Regional Strategic Documents
c.Defining project goals, defining outcomes and outputs, estimate barriers
d.Strategy of monitoring and evaluation

2.Planning Organization Project (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Structuring of the principal activities of key definitions and sub-activities
b.Planning of projects - Customers, Specialists, Partners, and EU Authorities
c.Project team - defining roles
d.Time schedule (PERT, Gantt chart)
e.Budget - pre, financing, other sources of budget
f.Project risk, project sustainability, the multiplier effects

3.Supporting documents of the project (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Logical Framework Network
b.Feasibility Study, Financial Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis

4.Clarification of the project plan after the decision on the grant allocation (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Refine the work plan, refine the schedule
b.Structuring units of work, a detailed financial plan
c.Contractual relationships - with the European Commission, an agreement with national authorities and sponsors with project partners, sub-contracting with suppliers, agreements on copyright

5.Implementation Plan (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Determination of Role and Competence of the Project Chief
b.Specification of Nation and International Teams
c.Motivation for Project Start

6.Organizing the project team (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Monitoring of project outputs listed in the project application
b.Compliance with the project plan in the project application

7.Monitoring progress of work on the project (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Tools for monitoring project progress, monitoring sessions, addressing critical
b.Regular monitoring reports, requests for payment
c.Monitoring costs - eligible / ineligible costs, VAT, limits on transfers of funds

8.Project completion (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Preparation of final reports, project evaluation, audit
b.Copyright to the outputs generated in the EU financial support
c.Continuation of project after grant

 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     project work26 h
     workshop4 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     elaboration of reports20 h
Total140 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Prior to undertaking an exam the student must develop a project application
to the selected project funded from various operational programs or
international grants.
Final exam is written with open questions.
 
Course methods: Lectures, classes, case studies
 
Reading list:
Basic:
DOLEŽAL, J. -- MÁCHAL, P. -- LACKO, B. et al. Projektový management podle IPMA. 2nd ed. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2012. 526 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-4275-5.

Recommended:
SVOZILOVÁ, A. Projektový management - Systémový přístup k řízení projektů. Praha: GRADA, 2011. 392 p. ISBN 978-80-247-3611-2.
KERZNER, H. Project managent. A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. New Jersey: John Wiley, 2006. 1014 p. ISBN 978-0-471-74187-9.
NĚMEC, V. Projektový management. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2002. 182 p. Poradce. ISBN 80-247-0392-0.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014, WS 2013/2014, SS 2012/2013   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Lucie Dolinová (examiner)
doc. Ing. Pavel Máchal, CSc., prof.h.c. (examiner, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/29/2015.

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