School of Engineering and Management

Project Management

This course is part of the programme:
Bachelor's programme in Engineering and Management (First Level)

Objectives and competences

The main objective of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamentals of economics and project organization with the aim of giving the economic basis for the design of economically efficient technologies, as well as the effective management of technology.

Students will acquire the following competences :

  • basic knowledge of project management and economics to design economically efficient technologies, as well as the effective management of technology ,
  • Understanding the dependencies between the projects and companies management, technology, and economics.
  • Understanding the terminology, comprehensive business and the role of technological systems in it,
  • understanding the development of the organization in conjunction with the technology as well as the evaluation of projects.
  • Management of research methods and procedures, and processes in the area of organization.
  • Autonomy in professional work and decision-making in the field of project management.
  • The ability to use knowledge in the field of project management in practice.
  • Working in a group and tolerant acceptance and compliance with constructive criticism and comments.
  • Ability to solve theoretical and practical technical issues with the use of scientific methods and procedures.
  • Understanding and use of critical analysis and development theories and their application to solving concrete cases.
  • Development of skills and the use of knowledge in the field of project management.

Prerequisites

Required prerequisit knowledge from the course Economics and business organization.

Content (Syllabus outline)

1 Introduction

The objectives and purpose of the study

  • Information and suggestions for study
  • Presentation of teaching aids and methods of work
  • Presentation of student obligations
  • Guidelines for effective studying

2 Fundamentals of project economics

  • Types of projects
  • A formal definition of the project
  • Project plans into business systems
  • Business Policy and Planning
  • Basic principles of planning
  • Project planning
  • Basis of preparation of project plans
  • Evaluation of projects
  • Introduction of project economics
  • Risks associated with projects
  • Investments in projects of production systems
  • Economic Cycle Project
  • Evaluation of projects
  • Methods for evaluating the effects of
  • Method of repayment period
  • The method of discounted profits per unit of investment
  • The method of the present value of the project
  • Performance indicators and performance
  • The method of internal rate of savings
  • An analysis of the social costs and benefits (“cost-benefit” analysis)
  • Valuation of risk and uncertainty
  • Methods of sensitivity analysis of the project
  • Method of analysis of economic elasticity
  • The method of analysis of the likelihood
  • Methods and techniques for designing systems
  • Overview of methods and techniques
  • Preparation of the investment program

3 Fundamentals of project organization

  • Processes in the project
  • Methods of project organization
  • Project Management
  • Forms of organizing projects

TUTORIALS

The definition of project tasks

  • Defining the project development process
  • Use methods of investment decision-making
  • The use of risk analysis methods
  • Analysis of the economic elasticity project

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

Students will :

  • understand the basic terminology and definitions of the project.
  • Be able to explain the basic components that affect the performance of the project.
  • Be able to explain the life cycle of a representative project.
  • recognize the key players involved in the project.
  • Understand the process as a set of activities with a view to achieving goals and objectives.
  • Develop awareness of the interdependence of processes in the transformation of inputs into outcomes.
  • Able to make a project plan at the ingredients necessary for its design.
  • Be able to integrate the management of the project as a way to control / design changes.
  • Able to produce retrograde breakdown of the project and present the basic characteristics of each task.
  • Be able to develop a course of action with the use of network diagrams and other tools.
  • Identify resources that are necessary for the successful implementation of the project.
  • be ready for a separate calculation of the basic indicators of cost management.
  • Be able to identify which quality standards are relevant to the management of the project.
  • Use tools and techniques to ensure the quality of the results of quality contro .
  • Identify the human resources necessary for the operation of the project.
  • Develop skills for individuals and groups to enhance the performance of the project.
  • Define the information and means of communication for the participants in the project.
  • Combine information on performance reporting , assessing progression and prognosis.
  • Make decisions on the accession planning and risk management for the project.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative risk analysis.

Readings

  • Kerzner, H. 2009. Project management: A systems approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controling. Haboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Project Management Institute. 2017. A guide to the project management. PMBOK.
  • Stare, A. 2011. Projektni management, Teorija in praksa. Ljubljana: Agencija Poti.
  • Turner, J. 2019. Agile Project Management: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learn Agile Project Management Step by Step. Independently published.

Assessment

  • The examination should assess the economic conquest of thinking and verification of acquired competences. • Use a paper and work on exercises to assess the ability to connect a variety of subject areas. Seminar work is consistent with the framework and the link between organizational, economic and technological subjects. The aim is to connect content knowledge, acquired in different subjects in the learning process. This is achieved by linking the thematic areas linked together in a seminar. 60/40

Lecturer's references

Prof. Dr. Mirko Markič is a full professor of management and a research councillor.

He received a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Organisational Sciences, the University of Maribor. After working in the automotive sector for 12 years, he started employment with the College of Management – today’s Faculty of Management, the University of Primorska. He was the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and in charge of coordinating research and development activities for two terms of office. He was also involved in teaching at the University of Ljubljana, the University of Maribor, the University of Nova Gorica and the Faculty of Organization Studies in Novo mesto. He cooperated with foreign institutions: the University of Niš (Serbia), Yasar University (Turkey) and the Slovene Education Consortium (Italy).. He is also a head/member of many research and entrepreneurial projects. His fields of research are administration and organization sciences – management and public health service (health and safety at work).

Selected bibliography:

  • BRCAR, Marko, MARKIČ, Mirko. Menedžment projektov in finančna dodana vrednost. Revija za univerzalno odličnost: RUO, 2017, vol. 6, no. 1, str. 25-38.
  • GRM HROVAT, Martina, MARKIČ, Mirko. Management projektov v družinskih podjetjih in uspešnost na evropskih razpisih. Projektna mreža Slovenije: revija Slovenskega združenja za projektni management, 2018, letn. 4, št. 1, str. 1-14.
  • KNIFIC, Barbara, MARKIČ, Mirko. Vodenje tima in učinkovitost projekta. Projektna mreža Slovenije: revija Slovenskega združenja za projektni management, 2017, letn. 20, št. 1, str. 14-21.
  • KRAJNIK, Marjan, MARKIČ, Mirko. Vpliv projektne zrelosti organizacije na uspešnost priprave evropskih projektov. Organizacija (Kranj), jul./avg. 2010, letn. 43, št. 4, str. A 135 – A 134.
  • MARKIČ, Mirko, MEŠKO, Maja, MEŠKO ŠTOK, Zlatka, MARKIČ HRAST, Silvana. Influence of different components of organizational support for project management on success of the project realization in institutes of public health. African journal of business management. 2012, vol. 6, [no.] 9, str. 3156-3163.
  • NAVERŠNIK, Urška, MARKIČ, Mirko. Kompetence v mednarodnih projektih. Projektna mreža Slovenije: revija Slovenskega združenja za projektni management, 2019, letn. 5, št. 2, str. 1-11.
  • SEKULA KRSTIČ, Darja, MARKIČ, Mirko. Vodenje projektnega tima in stroški projekta v nevladnih organizacijah. Projektna mreža Slovenije: revija Slovenskega združenja za projektni management 2019, letn. 5, št. 1, str. 23-33.
  • ŽOHAR, Dejan, MARKIČ, Mirko. Vpliv razvoja osebja projekta na čas dobave in montaže opreme v slovenskem zdravstvu. Organizacija (Kranj), sep./okt. 2011, letn. 44, št. 5, str. A 180-A 190.

University course code: 1GI036

Year of study: 3

Semester: 1

Course principal:

Lecturer:

Assistant:

ECTS: 6

Workload:

  • Lectures: 45 hours
  • Exercises: 45 hours
  • Individual work: 60 hours

Course type: mandatory

Languages: slovene

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures • exercises