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Project Management

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
3 year, 1 module


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. The course will give an overview of what corporate investment decisions involve. It will provide tools and techniques for an investment projects appraisal as well as for managing portfolios of investment projects.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about implementation of project work;
  • To build knowledge about Agile approach and its popular framework Scrum to project management and develop team-building skills for working in demanding environments;
  • To develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of the investments decisions made by the financial managers of a corporation;
  • To study methods of investment projects efficiency, to receive investment analysis skills required in developing company's strategy.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the stages of the project cycle
  • Define a scope of a project and state the project problem
  • Be able to identify project environment and project risks
  • Be able to monitor project activities and assess progress
  • Estimate the necessary resources for the project and their costs
  • Be able to assess and manage the project risks
  • Set goals in teams and delegate the tasks
  • Be able to write a project plan
  • Be able to organize effective teamwork with task, velocity and performance tracking based on PMBOK, Agile, Scrum
  • Be able to distinguish project activity from operations
  • Define the main constraints of project activities;
  • Be able to estimate stakeholders’ engagement
  • Be able to choose the development approaches
  • Be able to allocate the project resources to the tasks
  • Be able to assemble the high-performing project teams
  • Be able to use different tools for the design-thinking and problem-solving
  • Calculate measures used to evaluate capital projects and the decision rules associated with them
  • Evaluate and rank alternative investment projects
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to project management
  • Project initiation
  • Project planning
  • Cost management
  • Project risks
  • Project team management
  • Team development
  • Adaptive approach to project management
  • Business value
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class activity (case studies, group tasks, quizzes)
  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking Project Plan
  • non-blocking Investment proposal (group task)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 1st module
    0.15 * In-class activity (case studies, group tasks, quizzes) + 0.3 * Investment proposal (group task) + 0.3 * Project Plan + 0.25 * Test


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Damodaran, A. (2012). Investment Valuation : Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset (Vol. 3rd ed). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=442924
  • 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
  • M. Daud Alam, & Uwe F. Gühl. (2016). Project-Management in Practice : A Guideline and Toolbox for Successful Projects. Springer.
  • Project Management Institute. (2021). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (ENGLISH): Vol. Seventh edition. Project Management Institute.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Jürg Kuster, Eugen Huber, Robert Lippmann, Alphons Schmid, Emil Schneider, Urs Witschi, & Roger Wüst. (2015). Project Management Handbook. Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.spr.mgmtpr.978.3.662.45373.5
  • Maximini, D. (2018). The Scrum Culture : Introducing Agile Methods in Organizations (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1741933
  • Melanie McBride. (2016). Project Management Basics : How to Manage Your Project with Checklists. Apress.