Project Management

Course Description

Project definition. Project management discipline. Characteristics of successful projects and project failures. Project life cycle. Project organization. Project management process groups: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, closing. Planning techniques. Schedule compression. Team work. Project manager role and profession. Authority, responsibility, negotiation and communication management. Conflict management. Financial analysis. Software project specifics. Project management tools. Project documentation. Project evaluation and lessons learned.

General Competencies

Students will acquire knowledge about formal project definition, teamwork and common project life cycle processes. Students will gain good understanding of prerequisites for successful project management, with emphasis on project domain, business environment and communications aspects. Students will gain practical skills to participate efficiently in project planning and project management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. differentiate project in organizational context
  2. define key stakeholders
  3. identify prerequisites of successful project management
  4. choose an adequate project lifecycle
  5. distinguish major project processes
  6. differentiate project management methods and techniques
  7. apply project management tools
  8. create project plan

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures are conducted in two cycles. The first cycle contains 7 weeks of lectures followed by the second cycle of 6 weeks, with teaching load of 2 hours per week.

Exams

Assessments include interim exam, final exam and short computer-based tests.

Consultations

Consultations have been organized in all weeks except weeks of exam.

Other

Invited lectures with case studies from real life projects

Other

Homework

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Quizzes 0 % 30 % 0 % 30 %
Class participation 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Attendance 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 25 %
Exam: Written 0 % 45 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Project management fundamentals.
  2. Project management context.
  3. Project life cycle, basic processes and process groups.
  4. Project initiation.
  5. Project planning.
  6. Project scheduling.
  7. Invited lecture.
  8. Mid-term exam.
  9. Project execution. Project monitoring and control.
  10. Human resources management.
  11. Decision making. Delegating. Conflict management.
  12. Communications management. Negotiating.
  13. Project recovery. Project closing. Lessons learned.
  14. Invited lecture
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Specialization Course (3. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)

Literature

PMI (2008.), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), PMI
H. Kerzner (2006.), Project Management Case Studies, Willey
R. K. Wysocki (2009.), Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, Wiley

Grading System

ID 34431
  Winter semester
4 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

General

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable