450-2058/01 – Methodology of Problem Solving (MRP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Žídek, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Žídek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Graded credit 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective of the first half of the course is to familiarize students with the methodology of problem solving in the project team: • Identification of personality types and project roles • Benefits of solving problems in a project team • Analysis of the assignment, work with information sources • Tools for finding solution concept • Tools for project planning • Project management, synchronization process of project team members • Documenting the problem solving • Preparation of project results presentation • Effective presentation of project results These skills students will practice on typical small projects from the application area addressed by the study program Information Technology for the digital world.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Project work

Summary

The main motivation of this course is to teach students how to think about problems and their solutions like engineers. For today's industry is very typical to work in project teams. Each member of project team solves its part of project activities - understanding the assignment, decomposition of the problem, defining the interface of project activities, testing of results of particular steps, validation and testing solutions of solved project. Students should learn by working in project teams how to solve simple projects (problems) in the application area defined by their study program. Students should learn how to think about the problems comprehensively, learn to understand the assignment of complex tasks, learn to share the workload in the project team, learn to systematically search for sources of information, to suggest set of project activities, assemble plan of project, synchronize the work of project team members, learn to manage the project team, learn to communicate in a project team, learn how to prepare a presentation of the project results.

Compulsory literature:

KERZNER, Harold. Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. 11th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2013, xxvii, 1264 p. ISBN 978-1118022276 SCHWALBE, Kathy. Information technology project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. Revised Seventh edition. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2013, 1 volume (various paging). ISBN 978-128-5847-092.

Recommended literature:

GIDO, Jack a James P CLEMENTS. Successful project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. 6th ed. Australia: Cengage Learning, c2015, xxix, 516 s. ISBN 978-1-285-06837-4. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK(R) Guide. 5th ed. An American National Standard ANSI/PMI 99-001-2013, ISBN 893-7485908328.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The continuous control of knowledge during the semester will be performed through discussion of the documented outcomes in the various project solving phases.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

There are not defined other requirements for students.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Identification of personality types, and assigning of project roles 2. Analysis and decomposition of the problem 3. Effective work with information sources 4. Tools and methodologies used in engineering practice for finding solutions to the problem 5. Standard tools for project planning 6. Project management 7. Synchronization process of project team members 8. Communication within the project team 9. Documentation of problem solving procedure 10. Preparation of the project results presentation 11. Effective presentation of project results 12. Solving of typical projects

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% attendance at the exercises

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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