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Project seminar "project analysis, investments, implementation technologies"

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


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
  • Know how to write a project plan
  • Can define a scope of a project
  • Able to sequence project activities
  • Able to identify project environment and project risks
  • Understand the main constraints of project activities
  • Can build a work breakdown schedule
  • Know how to plan human resource for a project
  • Identify the principal differences between the working group and the team
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to project activities
    Main definitions. Types of projects. Project environment. Project success and failure. Project phases: strategy, planning, realization, closure.
  • Project initiation
    Project goal - Determination of project objectives (dimensions) - The triple constraints - Project stakeholders (power/interest grid) - Environment analysis - Problem statement - Mind mapping, brainstorming
  • Project planning & scheduling
    Project lifecycle - Project plan – Project Charter-Work breakdown structure (WBS) Time schedule - Gantt chart - Network diagram Milestone plan - Critical path - Float time Project risks – Identification of risks
  • Project team
    Roles and functions in the project team - Planning HR - Hard skills vs. soft skills - Assembling the team Tasks delegation - Responsibility assignment matrix - Communication plan - Effective team - Leading and managing the team - Monitoring and controlling
  • Team development
    Tuckman model: forming, storming, norming, performing, reforming - Goals setting: preparation, execution, evaluation - Leadership and teamwork - Group development phases - Motivation in the project team - The problem-solving process - Feedback techniques
  • Flexible project management
    Agile fundamentals - Principles of Agile manifesto - Scrum theory- Scrum framework - Scrum project: main roles - Scrum process: the main artifacts - Scrum events: sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review - Trello
  • Risk management
    Risk portfolio – Risks diversification – Measuring risks of project Portfolio theory – Capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
  • Investment analysis
    Future values and present values – Calculating present value – Net present value (NPV) Project evaluation – Investment criteria: NPV, PP, DPP, IRR, PI – IRR rule – Exclusive projects – Capital rationing - Making investment decision – The choice between projects
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class performance
  • non-blocking Creativity project
  • non-blocking Written test
  • blocking Written test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Class performance + 0.2 * Creativity project + 0.2 * Written test + 0.4 * Written test


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Damodaran, A. (2012). Investment Valuation : Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset, University Edition (Vol. 3rd ed). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=442925
  • M. Daud Alam, & Uwe F. Gühl. (2016). Project-Management in Practice : A Guideline and Toolbox for Successful Projects. Springer.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • 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