Course syllabus RP - Project Management (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title: Project Management
Semester: -- item not defined --
Course supervisor: Ing. Drahoslav Dvořák, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Informatics and Quantitative Methods (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Time allowance: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/8 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (4 credits)
Course objective:
Main target of this subject is to transfer key practical aspects of project management from Project manager's perspective.
By using practical exemples to explain and train how to manage single project.
To introduce basic aspects of succesfull projects, emphasise key methods and possibilities of project initiation, planning, tracking, managing and closing. Define ways and mathods of evaluating project lifecycle phases and overall project evaluation including PM evaluation.
Course methods: Subject is divided into 4 theoretical blocks and 2 practical excercises. Within theoretical blocks students are introduced to the most frequently used project management methods adopted widely in practical life. Each methodological principle is also confrontated with tutor's practical experiences. Within practical excercises students practice key MS Project application features to be able to prepare and manage simple project.
Course content:
1.Poject management introduction (allowance 2/0)
a.Project - definition
b.Project management - definition
c.Project lifecycle
d.SW tools - advantages/disadvantages

2.Project initiation (allowance 2/0)
a.Project goal specification
b.Logical frame

3.Project planning (allowance 4/0)
a.Quality planning - WBS, milestones
b.Time planning - duration estimations, dependencies
c.Cost planning - FIxed/Variable cost, budgeting

4.Project tracking, managing and closing (allowance 2/0)
a.Project tracking - baselines, work tracking
b.Project management- Critical chain management, control days, risk and change management
c.Project closure - documentation, knowledge base, project methodology

5.MS Project - project preparation (allowance 0/4)
a.Initiation - project definition
b.Quality, Time, cost and resource planning
c.tracking - baselines, work tracking
d.Reporting - how to share data out of MS Project application

Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
-Will clarify importance of Project lifecycle phases for successful project management
-Will define basic project definitions: Goal, Lifecycle, PM approaches
-Will produce a simple project plan within Microsoft Project application
-Will suggest solutions for typical issues at managing projects

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures12 h4 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials8 h4 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h12 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation20 h20 h
     Ongoing evaluation12 h0 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work10 h10 h
     Preparation for final oral exam40 h40 h
Total102 h90 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation30 %15 %
Term paper30 %30 %
Final oral exam40 %55 %
Total100 %100 %
Course completion:
Subject closure consists of semestral project and oral exam.
Semestral project involves selected project evaluation via Logical frame method and schedule preparation in MS Project application.
At oral exam students demonstrate theoretical knowledge of selected project management topics and ability to recognize mistakes on project schedules.
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Consultation with tutor happen permanently via academic email system, via phone/fax based on previous agreement and at scheduled consultation hours for distanced students.
Students can attend lectures and excercises dedicated to daily students and use other consultation hours scheduled not only for distanced students.
Reading list:
ROSENAU, M D. Řízení projektů. 3rd ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. 344 p. ISBN 978-80-251-1506-0.
DVOŘÁK, D. Řízení projektu.: Báze znalostí manažera projektu. 1st ed. Mladá Boleslav: ŠAVŠ o.p.s., 2009. ISBN 978-80-87042-29-8.

KALIŠ, J. -- ŘÍHA, M. Microsoft Office Project. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. 472 p. ISBN 978-80-251-1931-0.
DVOŘÁK, D. Řízení projektů.: Nejlepší praktiky s ukázkami v Microsoft Office. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. 244 p. ISBN 978-80-251-1885-6.
DOLEŽAL, J. Projektový management podle IPMA. 1st ed. Praha: GRADA, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2848-3.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Drahoslav Dvořák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Ing. Martin Juhas (examiner)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Room: Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Drahoslav Dvořák, Ph.D. on 11/21/2017.

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