Project Management and Planning

The module deals with the project management principles from the viewpoint of the project management philosophy implementation into the companies on Czech market. The module graduates are able to realise the basics, importance, and contributions of project management, they are able to specify what is necessary to know in the moment of the project start, to define the project aims, to realise the project necessities including the time schedule. The module aims explain the basic terminology, methods, tools, and processes of project management, and to adopt students' practical realisation through the exercises in small working teams upon the solution of simple examples and simulations.

Lecturer of the study module

PaedDr. Ing. Kateřina Bočková, Ph.D., MBA

Annotation

The module deals with the project management principles from the viewpoint of the project management philosophy implementation into the companies on Czech market. Project management is suitable for the managers responsible for the project management implementation in the company, for the project managers, or for the project supervisors, who take care of the project in the various areas of project realisation.

The module graduates are able to realise the basics, importance, and contributions of project management, they are able to specify what is necessary to know in the moment of the project start, to define the project aims, to realise the project necessities including the time schedule.

The module aims explain the basic terminology, methods, tools, and processes of project management, and to adopt students’ practical realisation through the exercises in small working teams upon the solution of simple examples and simulations.

Sylabus

  • Project preparation and planning
  • When and why to use a project
  • Method of project framework and its implementation
  • How to begin the project shaping – starting points, assumptions, intentions
  • Determination of the project mission, vision and goals, metrics of project goals
  • Structuring the project – creation a basic design
  • Risks of the project and work with them
  • Planning of the project activities and resources
  • Drawing up of a timetable and work with him
  • Project implementation and realisation
  • Project Management System – what it is
  • Working with schedules and timetables for project management
  • Project controlling – how to have everything under the control
  • Project team – who implements the project, the project roles, the leadership
  • Project communication – effective management of meetings and negotiation
  • Principles of conflict and non-standard situations resolutions

Literature

  • VEBER, J.: Management. Základy moderní manažerské přístupy, výkonnost a prosperita. Management Press ISBN 798-80-7261-200-0
  • MLÁDKOVÁ, L., JEDINÁK, P., a kol.: Management. Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o. Plzeň, ISBN 978-80-7380-230-1
  • ROBBINS, S., COULTER, M.: Management. Pearsons. ISBN 978-01-3216-384-2
  • SCHERMERHORN, J. R.: Introduction to management. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-04-7064-624-3
  • MINTZBERG, H.: Managing. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. ISBN 978-15-7675-340-8