Course title Project management
Code I126
Status Compulsory course
Level Elementary
Year 2nd Semester 3rd
Lecturer Gordana Dukić, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Course objective The aim of the course is to highlight the advantages of project-based approach as well as to train students to use some of the most important principles and tools of project management. Students will gain basic theoretical knowledge in the field of project management, with special emphasis on the design, implementation and evaluation of ICT projects. In the practical part of the course students will become familiar with the most popular methods of network programming and project management software (Microsoft Project).
Prerequisites None
Learning outcomes: After successfully completed course, student will be able to:

1.      Recognize advantages of the project’s approach to problems.

2.      Use a project approach to solving business problems in a changing environment.

3.      Apply the most important principles and tools of project management and to define the theoretical foundations of project management.

4.      Design, implement and evaluate ICT projects.

5.      Apply methods of network programming (CPM and PERT).

6.      Use Microsoft Project.

7.      Successfully manage project documentation and use it for the improvement of future projects.

8.      Independently develop, launch and realize a project.

Correlation of learning outcomes, teaching methods and evaluation
Teaching activity ECTS Learning outcome Students activity Methods of evaluation Points
min max
Class attendance 1,5 1-8 Class attendance Evidence list 0 0
Knowledge test:

preliminary exams or written/oral exam

2 1-8 Preparation for preliminary exams or written/oral exam Preliminary exams grade or written/oral exam grade 0 65
Project presentation 1,5 1-8 Preparation for project presentation Project presentation grade 0 35
Total 5 0 100
Consultations In a previous agreement with students.
Gained competencies After successfully completing the course the student will be able to use a project approach in solving business problems. That includes recognizing a problem, designing, implementing and evaluating a project, using methods of network programming and project management software. The special emphasis is on ICT projects.
Content (Course curriculum) Introduction. Project and project management. The life cycle of the project. The dynamism of project environment. Strategy and project management. Project management and change management. The project manager, project team and stakeholders. Project and organizational structure. The initial phase of the project. Initiation, selection and project planning. Gantt and network planning method (CPM and PERT). The implementation phase of the project. Project procurement and contracting. Project management and control in the implementation phase. The final phase of the project. Microsoft Project as a project management tool.
Recommended reading 1.    Hauc, A.: Projektni menadžment i projektno poslovanje, M.E.P. Consult, Zagreb, 2007.

2.    Lock, D.: Project Management, Ninth Edition, Gower, Aldershot, 2007.

3.    Omazić, M.A., Baljkas, S.: Projektni menadžment, Sinergija, Zagreb, 2005.

4.    Predavanja:

Additional reading 1.    Brandon, D.: Project Management for Modern Information Systems, IRM Press, Hershey, 2006.

2.    Chatfield, C., Johnson, T.: Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step, Microsoft Press, Redmond, 2010.

3.    Heerkens, G.R.: Project Management, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002.

4.    Lewis, J.P.: Fundamentals of Project Management, Third Edition, AMACOM, New York, 2007.

5.    Marmel, E.: Microsoft Project 2007 Bible, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, 2007.

6.    Zekić, Z.: Projektni menadžment – upravljanje razvojnim promjenama, Ekonomski fakultet u Rijeci, Rijeka, 2010.

Instructional methods Lectures (30), seminars (15), laboratory exercises (15).
Exam formats Two exams during the semester or written/oral examination. Students who regularly attend classes and achieve more than 55% marks in their preliminary exams and seminar paper are exempt from the written/oral examination.
Language Croatian/English.
Quality control and successfulness follow up Students’ survey.
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