Course: Project management

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Course title Project management
Course code KHI/QPM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kohoutová Jitka, Mgr.
Course content
The course, taught in the cooperation with two guest teachers, specialists from the practice, consists of a theoretical and a practical part. 1) Within the theoretical part, students are acquainted with the basic principles of project management: a) what a project is, what are the basic principles of its functioning, what are the rules for good project management b) project preparation and realization in terms of its contents c) preparation and management of the project budget d) basics of human resources management e) benefitial project administration f) how to prepare and write a quality project application 2) The practical part enables students to apply the theoretical knowledge. Students sample project management in both individual and group projects: - Preparation of a project application for the group project. - Realization and evaluation of the group project. - Writing a project application for the individual project. PZ

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 25 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 75 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to acquaint MA students with the basic principles of project management with respect to historical disciplines. The course reflects the fact that projects represent a common part of present-day practice in the field and in the institutions working in the fields related to historical disciplines. Organizing conferences, preparing exhibitions, digitizing historical collections etc., all that represent projects, which must be adequatly prepared and subsequently well-managed in order to fulfil the project's goals. Nowadays these comptences are growing in importance also due to the fact that many of these activities are carried out in the framework of independent projects financed from various grants. This course was developed in the framework of the project "Innovation of the Studies of the Historical Sciences at Palacký University", reg. no. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0025. PZ
Student knows the basics of project management, can prepare small- and medium-sized projects and carry them out. Student knows the basics of managing the contents, budget as well as human resources of the project. Student is able to prepare a project application. PZ
Prerequisites
The course is for master degree students of historical disciplines. PZ

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analyssis of the Student's Portfolio

Student must attend lectures and seminars and fulfil given assignments: - Writing of project application for a group project which is prepared together by all attenders of the course. - Realization of the above-mentioned, model group project. - Writing a project application for an individual project. PZ
Recommended literature
  • Applegarth, Mike and Poster, Keith. (2006). Projektový management. Praha.
  • Fox, Arlen Sue and Ellen Karsh. (2009). The Only Grant-Writing Book You?ll Ever Need: Top Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets. New York.
  • Orlich, Donald C. and Nancy R. Shrope. (2013). Developing a Winning Grant Proposal. Abingdon and New York.
  • Robbins, Veronica. (2010). 101 Tips for Aspiring Grant Writers. Woodland.
  • Smith, Nancy Burke and E. Gabriel Works. (2012). The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional. Naperville.
  • Svozilová, Alena. (2011). Projektový management. Systémový přístup k řízení projektů. Praha.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Winter