Course detail

Project Management

FAST-CV016Acad. year: 2018/2019

In the subject students familiarize the history and present of project management. Attention is payed to projects connected with construction. Life cycle of project is divided into particular phases that are ensured from the organizational aspects and their run is planned. There are explained techniques of planning with orientation on network analysis for time, resource, cost and financial planning. Part of education is also the area of risk management in construction.

Department

Institute of Structural Economics and Management (EKR)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will get knowledge and skills from project management. They will adopt processes and methods in construction project management. They manage flow planning method, they use space-time graph for the time, resource, cost and financial planning of construction. They handle the issue of risk management in construction. These all forms the knowledge base for the realization of projects.

Prerequisites

Common knowledge of construction production in the Czech Republic, legislative processes connected with construction, documentation of construction projects, technology of construction production and basics of network analysis, basic knowledge in the area of financing, prices and management in civil engineering.

Co-requisites

Ability to handle managerial work in the construction company in terms of management and human resources management.
Knowledge of management of construction contracts including links inside and outside the organization.

Recommended optional programme components

Students may participate in the work of Young Project Managers Group(YPMG) at an Academic Center for Student Activities (ACSA). This is the perfect space for their personal growth. In practice they meet with real projects, which teaches leadership and mastering of project management tools.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Education is divided into lectures and seminars.
The lecturer prepares a presentation in PowerPoint for each lecture. Basic displayed ideas are developed further orally. Theory is discussed, completed with brief examples, diagrams, pictures or graphs. There is a brief summary at the end of a partial block of education and its understanding is verified with control questions by a teacher. At the end of the lecture, students are invited to a discussion.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Study of the course is completed with credit and examination. Credit is awarded after completion of all obligations, i.e. attendance, submission of individual work and successfully passing credit test.
The exam consists of written and oral part. Participation in the exam limited with obtaining the credit. The written test consists of five questions. After a positive evaluation follows an oral exam done in the form of the debate over the issues randomly selected from a previously known list.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to project management – historic evolution, current conception, suitable use, subject and content, fundamental terms
2. Project connected with construction, construction as subject of construction project, participants of construction process, construction code
3. Pre-investment phase of project, initiation, goals setting, feasibility study, logical frame method
4. Evaluation of project proposal, planning, structuring of construction project, structuring of construction object.
5. Work organization of project, construction project participants, kinds of project management, personnel provision
6. System of construction project planning, historic development, types, actualizations and levels of project plans, techniques of project planning, terminal planning
7. Network analysis, CPM, PERT method, Gantt chart, planning of sources, planning of sources outputs, sources histogram, cost planning, financial planning
8. Financing of project, proposal prices of project works, relations between participants of project
9. Function of statistics, basic terms, statistical classification and registers, inflation, price statistics
10. Risks and changes management, risks engineering, project risks management

Aims

Usage of general knowledge and skills from the area of project management and assumption of specific methods in preparation and realization of buildings.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to project management – historic evolution, current conception, suitable use, subject and content, fundamental terms
2. Project connected with construction, construction as subject of construction project, participants of construction process, construction code
3. Pre-investment phase of project, initiation, goals setting, feasibility study, logical frame method
4. Evaluation of project proposal, planning, structuring of construction project, structuring of construction object.
5. Work organization of project, construction project participants, kinds of project management, personnel provision
6. System of construction project planning, historic development, types, actualizations and levels of project plans, techniques of project planning, terminal planning
7. Network analysis, CPM, PERT method, Gantt chart, planning of sources, planning of sources outputs, sources histogram, cost planning, financial planning
8. Financing of project, proposal prices of project works, relations between participants of project
9. Function of statistics, basic terms, statistical classification and registers, inflation, price statistics
10. Risks and changes management, risks engineering, project risks management

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Program of teaching, instruction and guidance, allocation of topics of semestral work
2. The course of a construction project
3. Processing flowchart of construction project
4. Structural plan of the construction project and its cost valuation, 1st task – processing of structural plan processing of particular building
5. Continuation of work on the 1st task
6. Organization of construction project, 2. task – processing of organigram and functional diagram of particular building
7. Timetable, 3rd task – processing and analysis of well arranged schedule of particular building for gross phases of planning and realization, updating and modification of this schedule
8. 3rd task - processing of costs plan, deployment plan of factual resources and financial plan
9. Credit test, submission of semestral work
10. Submission of all processed documents in an envelope. Credit.