BPH_BUPR Business Projects

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 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)
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
Wed 12:50–14:30 S309
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPH_BUPR/01: Thu 11:05–12:45 S309, T. MacRae, P. Smutný
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPH_ABUP Business Projects ) && (! NOWANY ( BPH_ABUP Business Projects ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 17 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/17, only registered: 0/17, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/17
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 understanding of risk and the ability to formulate a risk management strategy.

3. A basic understanding of project scheduling tools and techniques combined with a working knowledge of:
    a. Product Breakdown Structures;
    b. Product flow diagrams;
    c. Activity networks;
    d. Critical path analysis;
    e. Gantt charts;
    f. Work Breakdown Structures; and
    g. Resource allocation.

4. A knowledge of Product Based Planning and the ability to utilize the technique.

5. An understanding of cost estimating and project budgeting techniques and the ability to use them in the context of the course case study.

6. The ability to design and use progress tracking mechanisms and controls for time, cost, quality, risk, scope and benefits.
Syllabus
  • This course relies heavily on class participation and pre-class reading. Readings listed in the schedule below are to be done PRIOR to class.

    Class and Reading Schedule

  • All readings, except for those required for lecture 2, are from the book:

    Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 2009 Edition

    Lecture 1

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Course Introduction
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný & MacRae

    Lecture 2

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Introduction to PRINCE2®, PRINCE2® Lifecycle & the PRINCE2® processes, Tailoring PRINCE2®
    Read sections I through III of the Student Guide found in the IS
    Read pages 3 to 18 and pages 215 to 231 of Managing Successful Projects
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Lecture 3

    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    Organisation Theme, Business Case Theme, Benefit Review Plan
    Read pages 21 to 43, plus Appendices A.1, Benefit Review Plan and A.2, Business Case
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Lecture 4

    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    PRINCE2 Plans Theme, Product Based Planning
    Read pages 61 to 73 and pages 279 to 283 of Managing Successful Projects plus, Appendices:
    A.16, Plans
    A.17, Product Description
    A.21, Project Product Description
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Lecture 5

    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Progress Theme.
    Read pages 101 to 110 of Managing Successful Projects, and Appendices:
    A.3, Checkpoint Report
    A.7, Daily Log
    A.8, End Project Report
    A.9, End Stage Report
    A.11, Highlight Report
    A.12, Issue Register
    A.14, Lessons Log
    A.15, Lessons Report
    A.18, Product Status Account
    A.23 Quality Register
    A.25, Risk Register
    A.26 Work Package
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Lecture 6

    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Quality Theme & Quality Management, Quality Review Technique
    Read Pages 47 to 58 of Managing Successful Projects and Appendix A.22, Quality Management Strategy
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Lecture 7

    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Change Theme & Configuration Management
    Read pages 91 to 97 of Managing Successful Projects and Appendices:
    A.5, Configuration Item Records
    A.6, Configuration Management Strategy
    A.12, Issue Register
    A.13, Issue Report
    A.18, Product Status Account
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Lecture 8

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    Risk Theme, Risk Management
    Read pages 77 to 88 of Managing Successful Projects and Appendices:
    A.24, Risk Management Strategy
    A.25, Risk Register
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 1

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    Case Study Review, Starting up the Razorback Project, Class Exercise: The Organisation
    Read the Czech Razorbacks case study in the Student Guide.
    Read pages 113 to 145 of Managing a Successful Project plus Appendices:
    A.2, Business Case
    A.7, Daily Log
    A.14, Lessons Log
    A.16, Plans
    A.21, Project Product Description
    A.19, Project Brief
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Seminar 2

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Starting up Class Exercise: The Project Brief.
    Memorize the composition section of Appendix A.19, Project Brief
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Seminar 3

    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Initiating the Razorback Project, Class Exercise: Initiation Stage Activities and Creating Documents
    Read Pages 149 to 164 of Managing Successful Projects plus Appendices:
    A.20, Project Initiation Documentation
    A.4, Communication Management Strategy
    A.6, Configuration Management Strategy
    A.22, Quality Management Strategy
    A.24, Risk Management Strategy
    A.16, Plans
    A.2 Business Case
    A.1, Benefits Review Plan
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Seminar 4

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Individual Graded Activity, Exercise: Creating the PID.

    Memorize the composition section of each document in the PID and the PID itself
    Lecturer: Tuck MacRae

    Seminar 5

    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Managing Progress Class Exercise: Handling Events and Daily Activities with Logs and Registers
    Read pages 167 to 202 of Managing Successful Projects and Appendices:
    A.3, Checkpoint Report
    A.5, Configuration Item Records
    A.7, Daily Log
    A.9, End Stage Report
    A.10, Exception Report
    A.11, Highlight Report
    A.12, Issue Register
    A.13, Issue Report
    A.14, Lessons Log
    A.23, Quality Register
    A.25, Risk Register
    A.26, Work Package
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 6

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Individual Graded Activity, Exercise: Managing Progress & Delivery Stage Activities

    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 07

    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Closing a Project Class Exercise
    Read pages 205 to 212 of Managing Successful Projects and Appendix A.8, End Project Report
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 08

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Individual Graded Activity, Exercise: Closure

    Read about premature closure and review log, register and document creation exercises
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 09

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    PRINCE2 Foundation Practice Exam
    Read Appendix B of the Student Manual
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 10

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    PRINCE2 Foundation Practice Exam, Review
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 11

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Course Exam

    Study for the exam
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný

    Seminar 12

    May 18, 2017
    Course Exam Feedback and Round Table Discussion
    Lecturer: Dr. Smutný & MacRae
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.
Assessment methods

Grading Scheme

Graded Activity 1 worth 10% of Grade

Project Initiation Documentation
60 min Exercise
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Graded Activity 2 worth 15% of Grade

Delivery Stage Activities
60 min Exercise
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Graded Activity 3 worth 15% of Grade

Project Closure Activities
60 min Exercise
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Exam worth 60% of Grade

Course Exam
60 min duration
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Any copying, keeping a record of tests or carrying the tests out, using forbidden aids including any communication devices or any other breach of objectivity of the exam is regarded as a failure to meet the obligations of the subject and as a serious breach of study regulations. As a consequence, the teacher grades the student with "F" and the dean is allowed to initiate a disciplinary action, which might lead to the termination of the studies.
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, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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