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Project Management – System Dynamics I - NSWI103
Title in English: Řízení projektů – Systémová dynamika I
Guaranteed by: Department of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Logic (32-KTIML)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2015
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Mirko Křivánek, CSc.
Class: Informatika Mgr. - volitelný
Classification: Informatics > Software Engineering
Annotation -
Last update: T_KTI (11.05.2011)
Students will learn the foundations and principles of systems dynamics. They will also learn basics of project management methodology which will be applied on complex project modeling, using the framework of system dynamics. The style is interactive, based on syndicate and plenary discussions, solving and presenting case studies and managerial games.
Aim of the course -
Last update: T_KTI (10.05.2011)

To teach students the rudiments of system dynamics and apply it on examples how to leverage complex systems, namely projects. At the end of the seminar the students will be able to develop and verify simple models of complex systems, even in the area of management of big projects. This will smooth their pathways to practice after finishing their studies.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: RNDr. Jan Hric (07.06.2019)

Oral exam

Literature -
Last update: T_KTI (10.05.2011)

John Morecroft: Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics: A Feedback Systems Approach. Wiley, 2007.

John Sterman: Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2000.

Jay Forrester: Industrial Dynamics. Pegasus Communication, 1961.

Metodologie řízení projektů Prince 2 ( )

Dokumentace softwarového balíku Vensim ( )

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KTI (10.05.2011)

1. Introduction to system dynamics

2. Tools and techniques of systems thinking

3. Causal diagrams

4. System archetypes of system behaviors

5. Development of dynamic models and hypotheses testing

6. Examples of models from various areas of human activities

7. Methodology of project management (managing scope, time, resources, risks, costs, benefits and performance)

8. Simulation game on project management

9. Development of a dynamic model of project management

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