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Start-up or corporation: Introduction to a career in IT - NSWI063
Title: Start-up nebo korporace - Tajemství kariéry v IT
Guaranteed by: Department of Distributed and Dependable Systems (32-KDSS)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 1
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/1 [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Tomáš Bureš, Ph.D.
Class: Informatika Mgr. - volitelný
Classification: Informatics > Software Engineering
Annotation -
Last update: Tajemník Katedry (02.05.2017)
A participant will learn about career in a start-up as well as a corporate sector. The participants will work with case studies of large corporate IT projects and careers of successful IT graduates. We will create our own virtual start-up and will go through the usual process of setting goals, defining a business plan, minimum viable product and we will present to a group of professional evaluators in a Prague Start-up incubator. Therefore the participants will gain experience as to what values and principles are key for professional and creative communication, cooperation and leadership.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Tomáš Bureš, Ph.D. (06.10.2017)

The course credit is awarded for attendance (min. 70%), completion of homeworks and for successful knowledge check at the end of the course. Given that an essential course credit requirement is systematic work during the semester, retakes are not possible.

Literature -
Last update: Tajemník Katedry (27.04.2017)

Martin Knotek - Chci uspět v IT (2014)

Maurya, Ash. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan a to a Plan That Works. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2012.

Cuddy, Amy. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 habits of highly effective people, Powerful lessons in personal change, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1990.,,,

Syllabus -
Last update: Tajemník Katedry (27.04.2017)

1. What is a success and how to realize it

Workshop: Brainstorming ideas, starting a class virtual project

2. What is a start-up

Workshop: Setting goals and taking roles

3. Career Help - job market and how to get a job

Workshop: Hiring people into the project

4. Project plan and Business plan

Workshop: Creating a business plan (Lean Canvas)

5. Case studies - Lead developer job / Being a developer abroad

Workshop: Resolving a problem in the team

6. Case studies - Successful Czech Start-up

Workshop: Definition and preparation of a product/service (Minimum Viable Product - MVP)

7. Corporate Career

Workshop: Preparing a presentation for a potential corporate customer

8. Project management in IT

Workshop: Project plan - how will we develop our product and our virtual company

9. Case study - A graduate career in a start-up

Workshop: Preparing a presentation for the incubator

10. Presenting the product in a professional Prague Start-up incubator in front of real life evaluation team

11. Case study - IT corporate project

Workshop: Learning from the feedback received from the Incubator

12. Creative communication and team leadership

Workshop: Closing the project (Next possible steps)

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