Editura Universitara Management of European Funded Projects

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ISBN: 978-606-28-0172-4

DOI: 10.5682/9786062801724

Publisher year: 2015

Edition: III, revizuita

Pages: 300

Publisher: Universitară

Author: Georgeta Ilie

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The paper pursues a series of objectives, among which the following stand out: the presentation of specific knowledge of project management; systemic and practical understanding of a project; drawing up and going through the phases of a project; knowing the ways of working in a team within a project; ensuring the operational resources of a project; designing and managing the budget of a project; managing communication within a project; identifying and preventing the risks associated with a project; developing the decision-making skills and competencies necessary to solve complex problems in the current organizational environment; systemic understanding of the business plan; developing skills, abilities and competencies in developing and implementing a business plan; developing the business idea in specific elements in order to verify and demonstrate its viability; highlighting the real advantages of a business; acquiring the knowledge necessary for the elaboration and implementation of projects financed from structural funds.
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INTRODUCTION / 13

PART I / 15
EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR FINANCING INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN ROMANIA / 15
1 EUROPEAN FUNDS - GENERAL APPROACHES / 15
1.1 Structural and cohesion funds, operational programs, their objectives for the period 2007-2013 / 15
1.2 Europe 2020 strategy - objectives, priorities, initiatives / 17
1.3 European funds for the period 2014-2020 - synthetic presentation / 18
2 PRESENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR THE PERIOD 2014-2020 / 20
2.1 Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 / 20
2.2 Operational Program Competitiveness 2014-2020 / 24
2.2.1 Objectives, axis / 24
2.2.2 Horizon 2020 / 28
2.3 Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020 / 32
2.4 Large Infrastructure Operational Program 2014-2020 / 35
2.5 National Program for Rural Development 2014-2020 / 39
3 STAGES OF ACCESSING AND OBTAINING EUROPEAN FUNDS / 42

PART II / 48
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SPECIFIC INSTRUMENTS / 48
4 INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT / 48
5 PROJECT MANAGEMENT CHARACTERISTICS / 50
5.1 Characteristics of a project / 50
5.2 Stakeholders in a project / 52
5.3 Advantages versus disadvantages of using project management / 53
5.4 Success versus project failure / 53
5.5 Principles used in project management / 56
5.6 Project documentation / 57
6 LOGICAL MATRIX / 58
6.1 Content of the logical matrix / 58
6.2 The stages of the logical analysis of a project / 64
6.3 Functioning of the logic matrix / 66
6.3.1 Vertical logic / 66
6.3.2 Horizontal logic / 68
6.4 The stages of elaborating a project using the logical matrix / 70
6.5 Final verification of the quality of the logical matrix / 79
6.6 Advantages and limits of the logical matrix / 81
7 PROJECT LIFE CYCLE (PROJECT PHASES) / 83
7.1 Initiating the project / 85
7.2 Project planning / 87
7.2.1 Steps of the project planning process / 89
7.2.2 Management documents used in project planning / 99
7.3 Project execution / 103
7.4 Project monitoring and control / 104
7.5 Completion of the project / 106
8 NETWORK SCHEDULING / 107
8.1 Program Evaluation and Analysis Technique (PERT Diagram) / 110
8.2 Critical Path Diagram (CPM Diagram) / 113
8.2.1 PERT and CPM - Differences / 114
8.2.2 Stages of elaboration of the project plan / 115
8.2.3 Project analysis by PERT / CPM methods / 117
8.2.4 Example Critical Path / 117
8.2.5 Critical chain project management / 119
8.3 Gantt Chart / 119
9 THE BUDGET OF A PROJECT / 124
9.1 Defining the budget of a project and the stages regarding its realization / 124
9.2 Types of project budgets / 125
9.3 Budget of a project financed from European funds / 125
9.4 Requirements regarding the elaboration of the budget of a project / 128
9.4.1 General recommendations / 128
9.4.2 Requirements for drawing up a budget for a project financed by European funds / 130
10 SOFTWARE PROGRAMS USED IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT / 131
11 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS / 135
12 PROJECT MANAGER / 136
12.1 Activities specific to the project manager / 137
12.2 Project team / 138
12.3 Competences and profile of a project manager / 139
12.4 Establishing the type of project organization / 141
12.4.1 Pyramidal organization / 141
12.4.2 Matrix organization / 141

PART III-A / 143
BUSINESS PLAN / 143
13 BUSINESS PLAN - INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS / 143
14 CONTENT OF A BUSINESS PLAN / 145
14.1 Brief description of the business idea / 145
14.2 Description of the company that implements the business plan / 145
14.3 Vision, objectives and business strategy / 147
14.3.1 Vision / 147
14.3.2 Objectives / 147
14.3.3 Business strategy / 149
14.4 History and description of the current activity (for existing businesses) / 150
14.4.1 The emergence of the business and its development stages so far / 150
14.4.2 Description of the current activity / 150
14.5 Management and human resources / 153
14.6 Market analysis / 155
14.6.1 Current market (for an existing business) / 155
14.6.2 New product / service market / 160
14.6.3 Marketing strategy / 167
14.6.4 New product sales promotion activities / 168
14.7 Description of the production process / 169
14.7.1 Synthetic description of the technological process / 169
14.7.2 Environmental impact / 169
14.8 Necessary investments / 169
14.8.1 Investment realization chart / 170
14.8.2 Description of investment financing sources / 170
14.8.3 Description of the proposed investment in the context of the technological process / 171
14.8.4 Utility insurance / 171
14.8.5 Necessary modifications to existing equipment / buildings / 171
14.8.6 Necessary changes in structure and number the staff employed / 171
14.9 Operating income and expenses / 172
14.9.1 Annual revenues from production / 172
14.9.2 Risks influencing the forecast / 172
14.9.3 Analysis of operating costs (after the implementation of the investment) / 172
14.10 Financial projections / 176
14.10.1 History of economic indicators (if applicable) / 180
14.10.2 Cash-Flow Projections / 181
14.10.3 Simplified cash flow statement / 189
14.10.4 Profit and loss account / 190
14.10.5 Simplified balance sheet / 191

PART IV-A / 194
FEASIBILITY STUDY / 194
15 FEASIBILITY STUDY - INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS / 194
15.1 PREFABILITY STUDY / 195
15.2 FEASIBILITY STUDY / 199
15.3 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS / 204
15.3.1 Objectives of the financial analysis / 204
15.3.2 Performance indicators specific to financial analysis / 205
15.4 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS / 216
15.4.1 The role and objectives of economic analysis / 216
15.4.2 Economic analysis - principles, indicators, calculation method / 217
15.5 RISK AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS / 221
15.6 COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS / 224
15.6.1 Importance and objectives of the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) / 224
15.6.2 Specific elements CBA / 225
15.6.3 Stages ACB / 231
16 CASE STUDY. Feasibility study on the efficiency of an investment project / 236
16.1 General data about the investment objective / 236
16.1.1 Brief presentation of the project / 236
16.1.2 Estimating the cost of the project and staggering the investment expenses during the execution period / 237
16.1.3 Financing the investment project / 239
16.1.4 Estimation of operating revenues and expenses over the life of the project / 239
16.2 Calculation of depreciation and residual value / 243
16.3 Analysis of the credit repayment capacity and of the self-financing capacity / 246
16.3.1 Analysis of the credit repayment capacity / 246
16.3.2 Self-financing capacity analysis / 248
16.4 Economic analysis and financial analysis of the investment project / 251
16.4.1 Financial analysis / 251
16.4.2 Economic analysis / 258
16.5 Sensitivity analysis / 263

PART V-A / 268
PREPARATION OF FINANCING APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECTS FINANCED BY EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL FUNDS / 268
17 Consolidation and modernization of the productive sector through tangible and intangible investments - Business plan: POSCCE, Axis 1, Objective 111 / 268
18 Encouraging tourism activities - Feasibility study: EAFRD, Axis 3, Measure 313 / 280

GRID TESTS / 292

BIBLIOGRAPHY / 297

This paper aims to present the knowledge and practice of the competencies and skills necessary for a high managerial performance, by providing the tools useful for the business decision-making process. Thus, are presented essential elements specific to project management, business plan, feasibility studies, projects financed from European funds.

During the development of the book are provided a series of applied works that offer the possibility to learn the skills necessary to develop and implement a project, business plan, feasibility study and successful development of a project with European funding.

The paper pursues a series of objectives, among which the following stand out: the presentation of specific knowledge of project management; systemic and practical understanding of a project; drawing up and going through the phases of a project; knowing the ways of working in a team within a project; ensuring the operational resources of a project; designing and managing the budget of a project; managing communication within a project; identifying and preventing the risks associated with a project; developing the decision-making skills and competencies necessary to solve complex problems in the current organizational environment; systemic understanding of the business plan; developing skills, abilities and competencies in developing and implementing a business plan; developing the business idea in specific elements in order to verify and demonstrate its viability; highlighting the real advantages of a business; acquiring the knowledge necessary for the elaboration and implementation of projects financed from structural funds.

The book is addressed to a target group of students and master students, project managers, employees of organizations with direct responsibilities in carrying out projects or organizing activities, employees of financial-banking institutions with responsibilities in approving business loans, freelancers (freelancer ).

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