Course syllabus RRPRPA - Project Preparation and Management in English (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)


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Course code: RRPRPA
Course title in Czech:
Project Preparation and Management in English
Course title in English:
Project Preparation and Management in English
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
required
Type of delivery: usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Pavel Máchal, CSc., prof.h.c.
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Pavel Máchal, CSc., prof.h.c. (examiner, supervisor)
Ing. Martina Ondrouchová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Project Preparation and Management
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
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

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
24 h
practice
12 h
seminar
12 h
project work
26 h
workshop
4 h
public presentation (oral)2 h
preparation for exam
30 h
preparation of presentation10 h
elaboration of reports
20 h
Total
140 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.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
EUROPEAN , C. Project Cycle Management Guidelines.  [online]. 2004. URL: http://www.europa.eu/comm/europeaid/qsm/index_en.htm.
MAYLOR, H. Project management. 3rd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2002. 411 p. ISBN 0-273-65541-8.

Recommended:
Jason Westland: The Project Management Life Cycle: A Complete Step-By-Step Methodology for Initiating, Planning, Executing & Closing a Project Successfully with CDROM Kogan Page Ltd | 2007 | 256 pages | ISBN-13: 9780749449377 | ISBN-10: 0749449373
Robert K. Wysocki: Effective Project Management John Wiley & Sons Inc | 2011 | 816 pages | ISBN-13: 9781118016190 | ISBN-10: 111801619X

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Track GD Global Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
Field of study B-RDE-SEDRE Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014, WS 2013/2014, SS 2012/2013 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.

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