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

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Course code: RRPRP
Course title in language of instruction: Příprava a řízení projektů
Course title in Czech: Project Preparation and Management
Course title in English: Project Preparation and Management
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Pavel Máchal, CSc., prof.h.c. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Martina Ondrouchová, Ph.D. (examiner)
Ing. Radmila Presová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Project Preparation and Management in English
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
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

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to organize and plan ahead
-Ability to solve problems
-Designing and managing projects

Specific competences:
-Ability to effectively process economic information within the European regional framework
-Ability to identify and utilize suitable sources of information in defining problem solutions and support the proposed solutions
-Ability to process and analyse economic information
-Competently prepare and process projects to support regional activities actively utilizing knowledge of the particular region
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solution to eliminate regional disparities in general context

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     project work26 h
     workshop4 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     elaboration of reports20 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
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.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQDOLEŽAL, J. -- MÁCHAL, P. -- LACKO, B. et al.Projektový management podle IPMAPrahaGrada Publishing2012978-80-247-4275-5
RESVOZILOVÁ, A.Projektový management - Systémový přístup k řízení projektůPrahaGRADA2011978-80-247-3611-2
REKERZNER, H.Project managent. A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and ControllingNew JerseyJohn Wiley2006978-0-471-74187-9
RENĚMEC, V.Projektový managementPrahaGrada200280-247-0392-0


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