639-3019/02 – Change Management (CM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Quality ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Zdenka Hofbruckerová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Zdenka Hofbruckerová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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HOF0045 Ing. Zdenka Hofbruckerová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide students with broader theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of innovation, change management, value management and TRIZ methodology. Gained knowledge: - to be able to characterize the basic steps of the change process and to define the basic principles and procedures of innovation management, - to formulate the meaning and use of value management, - to be able to describe the basic principles of TRIZ. Obtained skills: - to be able to decide on the appropriateness of using the steps of change in change management, - know and be able to use methods and tools to successfully innovation implementation, - to be able to use their knowledge and apply the basic principles of value management, - to be able to apply their theoretical knowledge to TRIZ in their future practice.

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject is to provide knowledge about the possibilities of managing innovation processes in order to achieve the prosperity of the enterprise. This is done by mastering the theories of innovation and innovation management tools. The focus of the course is knowledge of value management and information on the possibility of applying methods for creating and solving innovative assignments. These are effective tools for managing changes, improving systems and processes. Part of the lesson is to get acquainted with the managerial skills needed to promote change and how to get colleagues for change. Students are preparing to manage changes in the organization that are indispensable to maintaining the competitiveness of the business.

Compulsory literature:

HALFAROVÁ, P. Change Management: Study Supports. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2015. http://katedry.fmmi.vsb.cz/Opory_FMMI_ENG/QM/Change%20Management.pdf. KOTTER, J. P. KOTTER, J. P. a H. RATHGEBER. Our Iceberg is Melting. Pan Books, 2016. ISBN 1509830111 9781509830114. JOHNSON, S. Who moved my cheese?: An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life. London: Vermilion, 2007. ISBN 0091816971 9780091816971. KOTTER, J. P. a D. S. COHEN. The heart of change: real-life stories of how people change their organizations. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012. ISBN 9781422187333. GUPTA, P. a B. E. TRUSKO, ed. Global innovation science handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, c2014. ISBN 978-0-07-179270-7.

Recommended literature:

REVELLE, J. B. Manufacturing handbook of best practices: an innovation, productivity, and quality focus. Boca Raton: St. Lucie Press, c2002. ISBN 15-744-4300-3. TIDD, J. a J. BESSANT. Managing innovation: integrating technological, market, and organizational change. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, c2009. ISBN 978-047-0998-106. TROTT, P. a J. BESSANT. Innovation management and new product development: integrating technological, market, and organizational change. 5th ed. New York: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, c2012. ISBN 978-027-3736-561. DAVILA, T., M. J. EPSTEIN a R. SHELTON. Making innovation work: how to manage it, measure it, and profit from it. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River: Wharton School Publishing, c2006. ISBN 01-314-9786-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Elaboration of 1 presentation on selected topic. Elaboration of 1 individual project. Active participation in seminars (80%). Accomplishment of the credit test. Written exam.



Other requirements

Study of actual journal material.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Change management. Perception and the need for innovation. Basic concepts and contexts. 2. Prerequisites for creating innovations. Innovation and entrepreneurship. Innovative organizations. Requirements of the business environment. 3. Innovation codes. Rothwell's five generations of innovative models. 4. Innovation cycle. Sources of innovation opportunities. 5. Identification and definition of the problem. Troubleshooting procedures. Choice of solution technique. Problem solving techniques. 6. Creativity - stage of the creative process, elements of creative activity. Creative work in organizations. 7. Eight steps of the change process by J. Kotter. 8. System approach, functional cost principle. Function definition principles, rules for functional description, functional characteristics and evaluation. 9. Value management - history and context. Successful applications of value management. Phase of the process of improvement by the methodology of value analysis and value engineering. Activities, basic logical flow of questions and results of individual phases. 10. Functional - cost analysis of technical systems. Improved by simplifying the structure. Improving the structure. 11. Creation and solution of innovative assignments - the TRIZ method. General approach to tackling innovative challenges. Altschule chart.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Presentation on chosen topic Seminar work on chosen topic Active participation in exercises Credit test

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems MKR P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems MKR P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
FMT+9360 2020/2021 Full-time English Optional 600 - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dean's Office stu. block
FMT-new subjects 2019/2020 Full-time English Optional 600 - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dean's Office stu. block