Czech Republic, Prague

Project Management: From Theory to Practice (Term 2 - on campus)

when 27 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 800

The main objective of this course is to introduce you to the methodologies, principles and tools required for defining and managing projects in complex environments following modern project management methodologies. You are going to prepare a formal project plan and business case of a selected project. In addition, participants will get hands on experience on managing agile projects by creating and managing an agile project using Visual Studio online. We will illustrate our cases by real examples that you might get across while participating in an international project.

Course leader

Luc De Ceuster

Luc obtained his Master's Degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the Belgian Military Academy (Polytechnic). After completing his studies he was an officer in the Royal Engineers where he fulfilled different leadership roles.

Target group

Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English, considering working as a Project Manager or improving your project management skills to the next level

Course aim

Course Goals and Objectives

This course provides an integrated introduction to PM. By “integrated”, it is meant that the student will learn all of the fundamental aspects of modern PM, both managerial and technical. Students will also become familiar with some PM software tools. Finally, in discussions and cases students will learn how to apply the skills required of a project manager.

This course will:

Provide experience in using the concepts, techniques, and tools available to project managers for organizing, planning, and controlling projects.
Help you develop an appreciation for the managerial, cultural, and social aspects of PM.
Raise awareness of the importance of the organization’s strategy during project selection.
Provide an understanding of the critical role of work breakdown structures and networks in planning, scheduling, and estimating the status of projects.
Create an awareness of potential conflicts and scheduling problems that occur on projects.
Demonstrate how to reliably estimate the status of projects.
Expose you to MS Project, and demonstrate it usefulness for planning and scheduling projects.
In pursuing these objectives, the course will:

Use the textbook
Combine theory and practice
Combine the strategic with the tactical
Use relevant concepts to analyze and assess complex project management situations
Course Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, the students will be able to:

Identify the elements of the PM life cycle, including: Plan, Control, and Organize and Allocate Resources
Understand PM processes
Comprehend basic tools and techniques to plan, organize and manage a project
Optimize results while managing the triple constraints
Manage stakeholder communications
Describe the principles of Team Leadership
Describe the career paths in the PM profession

Credits info

5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 800: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2020, there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

Online Alternative - we are fully prepared for an online version of the courses if the restrictions will still take place and your physical presence in Prague will not be possible. If this scenario will occur we will be refunding 200EUR as a discount for the online version of the courses.

In addition, we have adopted a COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case the course will be cancelled without an online alternative or the Summer school program will not be happening/possible due to the lasting Coronavirus restrictions in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all course fee back so the cancellation fee is 0EUR.
EUR 221: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 17 EUR/night.

Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeing, parties etc.

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