BPH_BUPR Business Projects

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Tuck Lloyd Crawford MacRae, M. B.A. (lecturer)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Tuck Lloyd Crawford MacRae, M. B.A. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D.
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable
Mon 16:20–17:55 S309
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPH_BUPR/01: Tue 11:05–12:45 S309, T. MacRae, P. Smutný
Prerequisites
(! BPH_ABUP Business Projects ) && (! NOWANY ( BPH_ABUP Business Projects ))
The main objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the structure and key terminology of the method. This includes creating an understanding of the need for project management and how PRINCE2 meets this need. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2. They will understand the purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products, themes, and principles, and they will be aware of what decisions the project manager is expected to make. Lastly, they will be fully versed in the purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes and be well prepared to take the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Examination.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 27 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/27, only registered: 0/27
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course, students will have:

1. A thorough comprehension of the PRINCE2 methodology and the ability to apply it from the perspective of a project manager.
2. An in-depth understanding of risk and the ability to formulate a well-defined and implementable risk management strategy.
3. An overall understanding of project scheduling tools and techniques combined with a detailed working knowledge of:
a. Product Breakdown Structures;
b. Product flow diagrams;
c. Activity networks;
d. Pert charts;
e. Critical path analysis;
f. Gantt charts;
g. Work Breakdown Structures; and
h. Resource allocation.
4. A thorough knowledge of Product Based Planning and the ability to utilize the technique for all plans specified in the course.
5. An intermediate knowledge of cost estimating and project budgeting techniques and the ability to use them in the context of the course deliverables.
6. The ability to design and use progress tracking mechanisms and controls for time, cost, quality, risk, scope and benefits.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have:

1. A thorough comprehension of the PRINCE2 methodology and the ability to apply it from the perspective of a project manager.
2. An in-depth understanding of risk and the ability to formulate a well-defined and implementable risk management strategy.
3. An overall understanding of project scheduling tools and techniques combined with a detailed working knowledge of:
a. Product Breakdown Structures;
b. Product flow diagrams;
c. Activity networks;
d. Pert charts;
e. Critical path analysis;
f. Gantt charts;
g. Work Breakdown Structures; and
h. Resource allocation.
4. A thorough knowledge of Product Based Planning and the ability to utilize the technique for all plans specified in the course.
5. An intermediate knowledge of cost estimating and project budgeting techniques and the ability to use them in the context of the course deliverables.
6. The ability to design and use progress tracking mechanisms and controls for time, cost, quality, risk, scope and benefits.
Syllabus
  • Lecture topics: Introduction to PRINCE2® PRINCE2® Lifecycle & the PRINCE2® processes
  • Tailoring PRINCE2®
  • Organisation Theme
  • Business Case Theme, Benefit Review Plan
  • PRINCE2 Plans Theme
  • Product Based Planning
  • Progress Theme.
  • Quality Theme & Quality Management
  • Quality Review Technique
  • Change Theme & Configuration Management
  • Risk Theme
  • Risk Management
  • Seminars:
  • Case Study: The Razorback Project
Literature
    required literature
  • Managing successful projects with Prince2. 5th ed. London: TSO, 2009. 327 pp. ISBN 978-0-11-331059-3. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, workshops, teamwork, presentations.
Assessment methods

Grading Scheme

Graded Activity 1 worth 10% of Grade

Project Initiation Documentation
60 min Exercise

Graded Activity 2 worth 15% of Grade

Delivery Stage Activities
60 min Exercise

Graded Activity 3 worth 15% of Grade

Project Closure Activities
60 min Exercise

Exam worth 60% of Grade

Course Exam
60 min duration
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Předmět je nabízen pouze zahraničním studentům.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2017, recent)
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