Project Management
Course code
RIJ7029.YK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Projektijuhtimine
Course title in English
Project Management
ECTS credits
6.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
35
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
assessment
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course is aimed at students acquiring knowledge and terminology related to management and funding of projects and practical skills for planning, implementing and evaluating projects and writing funding applications.
The students acquire skills to create a vision about a product/service, business model/concept. The student acquire experiences for development of entrepreneurial, team and study ideas while developing the ideas into a business model via StarterCreative.
Brief description of the course
During the course the student acquires the knowledge and skills and terminology related to management and funding of projects and skills for planning and development projects. Students get to know EU policies and their implementation possibilities, EU and other international cooperation programmes, programme documents and guidelines that are the basis for implementing EU structural funds, also project cycle methodology and procedures and requirements necessary for carrying out the project. During the course the students learn to analyse and form strategic objectives for projects, plan project activities, write project budget and assemble a project team. The course provides an overview of project communication and financial management and how to carry out reporting and evaluation. During the course several practical exercises are completed in order to plan projects and develop funding applications.
Independent work
Independent work includes:
Studying the compulsory materials
Fulfilling the prerequisites for getting the credit and submission of the papers according to the requirements of the course
Participation in group work and development of business idea and defence in the framework of StarterCreative programme
Participation in the group work and compiling a project application as a homework and defending it in the class
The homework should be submitted to the lecturer by e-mail to the deadline determined by the lecturer
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completion of the course the student knows:
EU policies and their implementation possibilities;
EU and other international cooperation programmes;
EU funding programmes’ documents and guidelines that are the basis for implementing EU structural funds;
Project cycle methodology, different phases and elements;
Project management and logical framework matrix methodology, EU and Estonian project work procedures and requirements;
Terminology related to project work and bases of projects auditing.
Upon finishing the course the student can:
Define and analyse area-specific and regional problems and set strategic objectives at the programme and project level;
Find suitable funding sources and project partners for own projects;
Implement and manage the strategic planning of projects and
compile logical framework matrix;
Plan and manage activities supporting the implementation of projects, plan indicators for deliverables and means how indicators will be measured.
Write funding applications for projects according to different forms
As a result of the Starter creative programme the student:
Has knowledge about evaluation criteria of the potential of the business idea;
Can plan the necessary resources for starting an enterprise;
Can test and develop a business idea based on the clients’ needs;
Can analyse the potential market demand;
Has experience in team work and planning business ideas;
Can impactfully present one’s business idea and business model.
Assessment methods

Assessment. The precondition for assessment is participation in discussions and group works of class work, giving feed-back and conducting self-analysis and carrying out independent tasks.
Assessment is passed on the basis of writing a project funding proposal as practical homework and defending it at the assessment.
The prerequisites include:
Compiling a problem analyses with setting goals in the field chosen by a student which would be the basis for compiling the project;
Compiling a logical framework matrix for the project;
A presentation in the seminar on “Achievement of success in project work” based on the project and funding application in the field chosen by a student
Teacher
Katri-Liis Reimann, PhD
Study literature
EU programms and guidelines (ESF strategy, ERDF strategy, etc.).
Estonian strategies, development plans, programmes and guidelines of funds.
European Commission (2004). Aid Delivery Methods. Project Cycle
Management Guidelines.
http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/methodology-aid-delivery-methods-
project-cycle-management-200403_en_2.pdf
Replacement literature
A EU programms and guidelines (ESF strategy, ERDF strategy, etc.).
Estonian strategies, development plans, programmes and guidelines of funds.