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Project Seminar"Contemporary Project Management Techniques"

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 2-4 модуль


Вилло Софья Викторовна

Крупская Анастасия Юрьевна

Мельченко Екатерина Демьяновна

Самус Евгений Вадимович

Трубников Дмитрий Алексеевич

Course Syllabus


The course gives students the knowledge necessary for the implementation of the project in commercial and non-profit sector. The aim of the course is to develop skills in the field of project management.Each project must be limited in time, have clear criteria for the outcomes (given the characteristics of the product obtained), assume an external or internal request.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about implementation of project work
  • To develop skills required to complete the tasks of the course “Projects”
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understand the stages of the project cycle
  • able to identify project environment and project risks
  • understand the main constraints of project activities
  • can define a scope of a project
  • able to write a narrative charter statement
  • able to sequence project activities
  • can build a work breakdown schedule
  • know how to write a project plan
  • know how to plan human resource for a project
  • able to monitor project activities and assess progress
  • able to communicate proficiently to report project status
  • Student can Identify the principal differences between the working group and the team
  • Student can understand the general logic of group development as the process of group parameters changing
  • Student can analyze and moderate the group discussion
  • Student can analyze and to moderate the group discussion
  • Stedent can identify the common algorithm and the specific of planning process in the team
  • Student understands the general logic of group development as the process of group parameters changing
  • Student identifies the common algorithm and the specific of planning process in the team
  • Student can set goals in teams
  • Student understands difference between group role and group status
  • Student can moderate a group decision making process
  • Student understands 5 stages model of group dynamic and team development
  • know how to develop a project budget
  • know strategies to attract Investors
  • know specificity of social entrepreneurship projects
  • know specificity of projects in creative industry
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to project activities
    Main definitions - project environment - project workflow - project stakeholders - project constraints - project risks - project success and failure - project management software
  • Project initiation
    determination of project objectives - problem definition - brainstorming - mind mapping - identification of stakeholders (power/interest grid) - the triple constraint - building the project charter
  • Project planning
    project lifecycle - project tasks - work breakdown structure (WBS) - Gantt chart - network diagram - critical path - float time
  • Project team and project execution
    assembling the team - responsibility assignment matrix - leading and managing the team - tasks delegation - executing the project - communication plan - monitoring and controlling - closure phase
  • Budgeting of the project
  • Group Work & Team Work – common and specific aspects
    • Teams in the modern management. Teams and team spirit in the modern organization. • Fundamentals of group development (social-psychological concepts). • Socially-psychological parameters of small groups: informal structure; group norms; chemistry. • Attributes of team and its differences from working group. Leadership in teams.
  • Fundamentals of Group Dynamic. Team building and team development
    • B. Tuckman Model: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Reforming as 5 stages of team development • Katzenbach J. R., Smith D. Model: Working group, Pseudo team, potential team, effective and highly effective team. • Advantages and disadvantages of team work: group thinking and group pressure, shared leadership and synergy. • Necessity of the facilitation and the moderation in the group work
  • Planning in the team. Shared goals and goal’s sharing
    • The Cycle of Goals Setting: preparation, execution, evaluation. • Clay pigeon for the goal setting • The process of goal sharing
  • Team Design. Functional and team roles. Diagnostic and feed-back
    • Non-formal structure of the group: roles and statuses • R.M.Belbin Model: 8 roles and 4 dimensions in the team
  • Moderation and facilitation in a team work
    • Causal attribution model and its role in the team meeting analysis. • Non-verbal expressiveness and body language (speaker’s & listener’s) • Media tools and their using in the discussion process. • Moderator’s functions and his/her topic-, group-, person- oriented tasks.
  • Team development: from group to the highly effective team
    • Goal setting algorithms and its using in the group discussion • Criteria of goal achievement • Team effectiveness and tacit knowledge in the team • Feedback techniques: active listening and personal-oriented positive feedback
  • Attracting investment in entrepreneurial projects
  • Social Entrepreneurship Projects
    Particularities of social entrepreneurial projects. Social entrepreneurial and commercial projects differences. Project management in social entrepreneurship.
  • Projects in Creative Industries
    Basic approaches to the sector definition. Describing, analyzing, designing business models in creative industries.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class participation 2 модуль
  • non-blocking In-class participation 3 модуль
  • non-blocking In-class participation 4 модуль
  • non-blocking Exam
    Экзамен проводится в форме теста по материалам курса. Экзамен проводится на платформе ZOOM, тестирование осуществляется посредством MS Teams. К экзамену необходимо подключиться по ссылке, указанной в расписании. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона, поддержка ZOOM, MS Teams. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: общаться (в социальных сетях, с людьми в комнате), списывать. Во время тестирования в MS Teams студентам запрещено покидать окно MS Teams и переключаться на другие вкладки браузера. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи до 5 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи 5 минут и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи подразумевает использование усложненных заданий.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Exam + 0.25 * In-class participation 2 модуль + 0.25 * In-class participation 3 модуль + 0.25 * In-class participation 4 модуль


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Alam, M. D., & Gühl, U. F. Project-Management in Practice: A Guideline and Toolbox for Successful Projects.: Springer, 2016 - 170 - 978-3-662-52944-7: Текст электронный // https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-52944-7
  • Kirsten Olean Cmp, Jennifer M. Schlener, Jon R. Katzenbach, & Douglas K. Smith. (2009). The Wisdom of Teams. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.FA4DA2A3

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Barreiro, T. D., & Stone, M. M. (2013). Social Entrepreneurship : From Issue to Viable Plan (Vol. First edition). New York, New York [222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017]: Business Expert Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=637789
  • Hodgetts, R. M., & Cox, J. F. (1995). Business Without Bosses: How Self-Managing Teams Are Building High Performing Companies. Organizational Dynamics, 24(1), 83–84. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=9508221947
  • Kuster, J., Huber, E., Lippmann, R., Schmid, A., Schneider, E., Witschi, U., Wüst, R.. Project management handbook.: Heidelberg, Springer, 2015 - 449 - 978-3-662-45373-5: Текст электронный // https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-45373-5
  • McBride, M. Project Management Basics: How to Manage Your Project with Checklists.: Apress, 2016-153 - 978-1-4842-2086-3: Текст электронный // https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-2086-3
  • McRobbie, A. (2015). Be Creative : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries. Chicester: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1158829