Course detail

Project and Process Management

FP-ppmKAcad. year: 2020/2021

PRINCE2 is the most proven process and traditional project management methodology. It increases efficiency, expands knowledge, provides practical guides and skills needed for successful project implementation. Program management will teach us to transform strategic goals into projects and manage their implementation. The program manager does not manage the project, but a whole portfolio of projects that have a common goal following the organization's strategy. The Portfolio Management methodology will help make changes and maximize business benefits, prioritize projects, distribute resources efficiently, and improve return on investment. The project, program, portfolio office will deliver generic methodologies that enable managers and their organizations to create, develop, and maintain effective management support structures.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course synthesizes and categorizes international standards for corporate project management and acquaints students with the world's most important standards for project, program and portfolio management in Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The main focus of the course is on understanding, mastering Project IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2), Managing Successful Programs (MSP) and Management of Portfolio (MoP) supplemented by other methodologies from Axelos.

Prerequisites

Process management (basic concepts and orientation in BPM), Project management (traditional approaches according to IPMA or PMI including agile methodologies), Strategic management, Information process support, Personnel management

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Managing successful projects with Prince2. Sixth edition. Norwich: Axelos, 2017. 327 s. ISBN 978-0-11-331533-8.
Management of portfolios. First edition. Axelos, 2011. 153 s. ISBN 978-0-11-331294-8.
Managing successful programmes. Fourth edition. Axelos, 2011. 313 s. ISBN 978-0-11-331327-3.
Portfolio, programme and project offices. Second edition. Axelos, 2013. 232 s. ISBN 978-0-11-331422-5.
BENTLEY, C. Základy metody projektového řízení PRINCE2. Bratislava: INBOX SK, 2016, 311 s. ISBN 978-0-9576076-2-0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, which have the explanation of basic principles, and methodologies of the discipline problems. Exercise encourage in particular practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The condition for obtaining a graded course-unit credit is the elaboration of case studies in seminars 25% and a written test of knowledge verification 75%.
Students with an individual study plan: the condition of the graded credit is the full-time solution of the assigned case study, which verifies the process and project thinking of the student.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 week: Methodology for project, program and portfolio management
2 weeks: Basic principles guaranteeing good practice for project management
3 weeks: Organizational structure of the project management team, their role and responsibilities
4 week: Process model of the project - basic model.
5 week: Process model of the project - partial activities.
5 Week: Topics covering areas that need to be continuously managed during the project
6 weeks: Introduction to program management
7 week: Process model of program management
8 week: Principles of program management
9 Week: Program Management Topics
10 Week: Principles of Portfolio Management
Week 11: Portfolio Management and Portfolio Management
12 Week: Project, Program, Portfolio Office, Its Form and Integration
13 week: Models for process and project management maturity

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the Axelos methodology for project, program and portfolio management. The students will practice their acquired knowledge on specific case studies. Students can easily verify their own skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended, attendance at seminars is controlled. Teaching takes place according to weekly schedules.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-UFRP-KS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MGR-SRP-KS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

16 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning

eLearning: opened course