Course: The Life Cycle of IT Contracts

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Course title The Life Cycle of IT Contracts
Course code UAI/615
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Skokan Miroslav, Ing.
Course content
Competitive IT projects Tenders Legislative frameworks of tenders Evaluation criteria of bids Best practices for preparing bids Financial framework of bids and IT projects EU grants Project audits Best practices for monitoring and controlling of projects How to be well-prepared for IT tenders? Continuously: Examples of documents, bids, and documentation Continuously: Practical exercises

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is focused on activities that precede, accompany and follow a standard project management from the perspective of tenders, financial frameworks and controlling and auditing. It brings students to the basic aspects of IT procurement, tendering and bidding processes and methods, along with quality gates and audits, which bids and projects in various stages of their life cycle are subject to. In the first part of the lectures will be discussed the general rules and recommendations for these activities, examples of tender specifications from the public and private sectors and types of audits of IT projects. In the second part, the students learn about their practical examples and recommended best-practice procedures and approaches.


Assessment methods and criteria

Recommended literature
  • Časopis DSM, aktuální rok, Tate..
  • MMR. Portál veřejných zakázek.
  • MMR. Strukturální fondy.
  • MMR. Věstník veřejných zakázek.
  • MMR. Web Ministerstva pro místní rozvoj.
  • Smejkal, V., Mates, P. E-government v České republice. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87576-36-6.
  • Svatá V. Audit informačního systému. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7431-106-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer