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, decision making, negotiation and communication management. Conflict management. Financial analysis. Software project specifics. Project management tools. Project documentation. Project evaluation and lessons learned.

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 where the topics of the course are presented. Invited lectures by industry experts.

Seminars and workshops

Students organized in teams initiate project that they administratively monitor by creating various project documentation and participating in simulated project approval and audit processes

Independent assignments

During the lecture, students will be given independent assignments to better understand the concepts presented. Preparation for the laboratory which includes independent research.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Quizzes 50 % 30 % 50 % 30 %
Class participation 30 % 10 % 30 % 10 %
Seminar/Project 50 % 20 % 50 % 20 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 20 %
Exam: Written 50 % 40 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to project management
  2. Project management lifecycle
  3. Project initiation and planning
  4. Managing project scope
  5. Managing project scheduling
  6. Managing project execution
  7. Managing project resources
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Managing project teams
  10. Managing project procurement
  11. Managing project risk
  12. Managing project quality
  13. Managing project communication
  14. Managing project control and closure
  15. Final exam

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Literature

(.), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Project Management Institute, 2013. ISBN: 8925598620,
(.), R. K. Wysocki. Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, Wiley, 2014. ISBN: 9781118729168,
(.), H. Kerzner. Project Management Case Studies, Willey, 2013. ISBN: 9781118022283,

Associate Lecturers

For students

General

ID 223713
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
5 Seminar
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable

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