Project Control

 

 Tittle  Project Control
 Department  Information-Computing Systems and Control
 Type (compulsory/optional)  Compulsory
 Cycle (first/second) Second Cycle
 Semester when the component is delivered  2nd semester
 Course description  The aim of the discipline "Project Control” is to provide students with systematic knowledge and practical skills to project controlling.
Project controlling consists of activities, methods and tools performed to observe project execution, so that potential problems can be identified in a timely manner and corrective action can be taken.
The key benefit is the regular observation and measurement of project performance to identify variances from the project management plan.
 Course content
Module 1. Introduction of Project Control
Topic 1. Introduction of Project Controlling
Topic 2. Place of control at Project Life Cycle
Module 2. Project Controlling in different Knowledge Areas
Topic 3. Control organization, stakeholder engagement and communications
Topic 4. Control Scope, Time and Costs
Topic 5. Control Quality
Topic 6. Control Procurement
Topic 7. Control Risk
Module 3. Methods and tools for project controlling. Project Reporting
Topic 8. Methods and tools for project controlling
Topic 9. Earned Value Management
Topic 10. Project Reporting
Topic 11. Managing crisis projects
 Learning outcomes Knowledge: 
The students are familiar with core concepts of project controlling including the core controlling standards of PMI. They are able to explain core issues of scope control, time control, cost control, risk control, control of human resource management; the core concepts of earned value management and its main parameters; the Schedule Variance; the Time Variance; the Cost Performance Index; the Schedule Performance Index; further indexes of earned value analysis.
Skills:
The students are able to
- analyse progress based on the work breakdown structure and check project scope;
- derive a Milestone Trend Analysis and Gantt chart progress and check project time results;
- analyse data to derive controlling indices;
- calculate the Schedule Variance, the Time Variance, the Cost Performance Index, the Schedule Performance Index, Estimated-at-Completion, Estimate-To-Completion;
- conduct analysis of human resources based upon organizational structure and roles and responsibilities;
- collect the results in a project status report.
Competencies:
-       the ability to ensure monitoring of all processes of the project, identify deviations and justify the need for corrective action;
-       possession of skills assessment project activity and the ability to use the methods of analysis of the project to determine the predictive value and the duration of the project;
the ability to generate reports and documents on the evaluation of the project, document the experience of the project and archive.
 Contact hours (lectures/seminars)

 30/30
 
Prerequisites

Project Management - Concepts and Phases, Project Planning and Organization, Managing Risk, Human Resource Management in Projects, Procurement Management and Contracts, Project Economics and Finance
 Number of ECTS credits allocated

 5 credits