Course syllabus PRR - Project management (FBE - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: PRR
Course title in language of instruction: Projektové řízení
Course title in Czech: Project management
Course title in English: Project management
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 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: master continuing
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
Aim of this subject is to get students acquainted with this specific field of management, knowledge of which assures a high professionality, and which can be characterized by strict standards and operational directives defining tasks of people involved in a project. Students get to know the most important knowledge and practical experience for a successful project management. After studying the subject, students are prepared for certification according to IPMA, level D.
Course contents:
1.Projects and project management (allowance 4/2)
a.Management, Project management, Principles of project management
b.Project management functions and methods
c.Management by objectives, Management by projects
d.Problems of project management application.

2.Project management implementation (allowance 2/1)
a.Critical factors of project management implementation, Project management costs
b.System approach and system integration, System thinking
c.Process character of PM.

3.Project stages and life cycle, project objectives and strategies (allowance 2/1)
a.Project life cycle, Project environment, Influence of human factor
b.Project stages management, Staging models, Milestones
c.Strategic process, Project strategies, project objectives.

4.Start of the project and its evaluation (allowance 2/1)
a.Success criteria, technical-economic feasibility, reasons of evaluation
b.Financial evaluation criteria, Final project evaluation
c.Start-up stages, forming project team, system planning.

5.Project structure and project termination (allowance 2/1)
a.Hand-over of project results, Documentation of project knowledge
b.Intent definition, Identification of activities, Depicting project hierarchy.

6.Project contents and intent (allowance 2/1)
a.Introductory processes, elements of project plan
b.Intent definition and management of activities, Logical project framework.

7.Resource planning, changes, configuration (allowance 2/1)
a.Resources, Utilization of resources, Responsibility matrix
b.Change management, configuration management.

8.Project risks, performance management (allowance 2/1)
a.Project risks, Risk types, Risk management, Risk evaluation
b.Anti-risk measures, Risk monitoring
c.Analysis of achieved value, SSD method.

9.Project controlling, project organization (allowance 2/1)
a.Tasks of project controlling, Managing project time plan
b.Cost management, Management of financing, Resource management, Progress reports
c.Project organization, Functional models of project structures, Organizational structure of control meetings
d.Autonomous organizational strukture, Matrix structure, Form of organic structures.

10.Teamwork, leadership, communication (allowance 2/1)
a.Team establishment, Team roles, Sub-groups within a team, Methods of teamwork
b.Main activitiea of team management, Project manager's personality and qualification
c.Fundamentals of communication, Non-verbal communication, Communication barriers, Assertiveness, Project presentation, Creative solution of team problems.

11.Contracts, procurement (allowance 2/1)
a.Characteristics of procurement, Procurement know-how, Procurement management methods
b.Contractual relations, managing contractual relations, termination of contracts
c.Managing demands.

12.Project quality and information technologies (allowance 2/1)
a.Terms and context, ISO-based approach to quality, TQM-based approach, Quality management in projects, Quality planning
b.Effective use of information technologies, Assurance of information availability.

13.Projects and finance (allowance 2/1)
a.Project cash-flow management, Financial analysis of a project
b.Risks and uncertainty assessment, Evaluation of project returns.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to make decisions
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-designing and managing projects
-interpersonal skills
-leadership skills

Specific competences:
-Student is able to elaborate a project plan
-Student is able to elaborate a project risk map
-Student knows main stages of project management process
-Student knows main tools of project management

Type of course unit: optional
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
     lecture28 h
     seminar14 h
     project work10 h
     preparation for exam20 h
     preparation for regular testing5 h
     elaboration and execution of projects35 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
Final written examination is done in the form of answers to questions on lecured theory - max. 60 points.
Student is classified based on points reached:
89 to 100 points - "A" (excellent)
77 to 88 points - "B" (very good plus)
65 to 76 points - "C" (very good)
53 to 64 points - "D" (good plus)
40 to 52 points - "E" (good)
Less than 40 points - "F" (failed).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQROSENAU, M D.Řízení projektůBrnoComputer Press2010978-80-251-1506-0
RQMAYLOR, H.Project managementHarlow, EnglandFinancial Times Prentice Hall2010978-0-273-70432-4
RQNĚMEC, V.Projektový managementPrahaGrada200280-247-0392-0
RQADAMEC, F.Řízení projektů pomocí Project 2000PrahaGrada200180-7169-793-1
REWIEGERS, K E.Practical project initiation: a handbook with toolsRedmond, Wash.Microsoft Press978-0-7356-2521-1
RETOMEK, J. -- HOFMAN, J.Moderní řízení nákupu podnikuPrahaManagement Press199980-85943-73-5


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