Project Preparation and Project Management Software
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Projekti ettevalmistamine ja projektitarkvara
Course title in English
Project Preparation and Project Management Software
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To give an overview of the basics of project work and practical experience from applying the methods of project work and compiling a project plan.
Brief description of the course
The concept of project, types and history. The structure of a project organisation. Project phases. Identification phase: problem analysis, development of ideas. Preliminary study: market research, risk analysis, SWOT-matrix. Logframe: inputs, activities, outputs, objectives and indicators. Project proposal and assessment methods. Planning phase and compiling the plan: developing the activity schedule (MS Project Gantt-chart and a network diagram), budget, planning human resources and quality management system. Planning communication, information and co-ordination system. Project management software.
As an independent groupwork, a project plan with appendixes will be compiled by students and presented in seminars. Case studies take place in seminars, too.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge of project preparation phases and methods;
- has knowledge of project management software tools;
- has skills for using project management methods for project preparation and planning;
- has skills for preparing a project time chart by using MS Project software;
- has competence for independent preparation of projects and compiling a project plan, logframe, a time-chart and the budget.
Sigrid Salla