The Project Management Centre of Excellence

Masaryk University Faculty of Economics and Administration

THE PMCE

Briding the gap between education and industry

Welcome to the Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Project Management Centre of Excellence (PMCE). The goal of the centre is to provide the best training possible in project and programme management. To that end, our trainers are not only faculty members of the University but are also highly respected industry professionals with extensive, international, project and programme management experience. This proficiency is an invaluable asset when it comes to explaining how industry best practice is used in some of the most challenging project environments.

The centre is situated on the campus of the Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, just outside the downtown core of the city Brno in the Czech Republic. The faculty’s modern, spacious building, is an excellent place to continue one’s professional development and education, with five floors of multi-media enabled learning spaces, an expansive library, inviting common areas, and an on-site cafeteria.

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“The trainers are real professionals with years of hands-on project experience, which really helped me understand the theory in a real life context. I couldn't have wished for a better preparation for my PRINCE2 exam, which I passed without a problem. Now being PRINCE2 certified, I cannot wait to work on my next project.”

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THE PEOPLE

Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D.

PMCE cofounder & coordinator and vice-dean for external affairs


Phone: +420 549 49 7296
E‑mail:

Petr Smutny is one of the cofounders of the Masaryk University Project Management Centre of Excellence and has over 15 years’ experience as teacher and trainer. Petr contributes and leads courses focused on management, leadership skill development and project management. He currently holds position of vice-dean for international relations at Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University.

Petr started his career as teacher and trainer in 2001. He is co-author of several business gaming simulation applications focused on entrepreneurial, managerial and leadership skills development. He has used these to deliver courses in academic and professional programmes at several leading universities in the Czech Republic (Masarykova Univerzita ,VŠE Praha). His background includes 10 years long experience as trainer in MBA program (BIBS Brno) as well as a number of in-house corporate training assignments (incl. Sika Brno, SSŽ Praha ).

Tuck Lloyd Crawford Macrae, M. B.A.

PMCE cofounder, senior consultant & lead-trainer


Phone: +420 549 49 7424
E‑mail:

Tuck MacRae is one of the cofounders of the Masaryk University Project Management Centre of Excellence and has over 30 years of experience in project and programme management. Tuck oversees the courses delivered at the centre in conjunction with his duties as an assistant professor within the faculty of Economics and Administration.

Tuck started his career in 1981 as a process engineer in the telecommunication industry. After several years designing production systems he moved from telecommunications into military and space technologies assuming roles ranging from project manager up to senior vice-president operations. Tuck’s extensive background in defence and aerospace industry project management allows him to deliver a blend of project management theory and real world application. Working with organisations such as Boeing, Grumman, Sikorsky, Marconi, NASA, Canadian Astronautics, and the Canadian Government, Tuck has had the opportunity to experience first-hand how to and how NOT to manage small, medium and large sized projects. Tuck has also served as a Project Board advisor and consultant to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation helping set the ground work for initiatives such as NATO channel TV, the NATO Executive Development Programme, the NATO Ethics Policy and the NATO Code of Conduct. From Directing a Project all the way down to creating a simple Gantt chart, Tuck delivers a contextualized blend of learning materials that allows participants to quickly grasp the concepts and to apply them in the real world.

THE FUTURE

Continuous development

As we move forward, the vision of the PMCE is to expand the training opportunities available and to continue the development of integrated, end-to-end project management solutions for our industry partners, private and public sector organisations, and those interested in a holistic approach to managing portfolios, programmes, and projects. This includes training and certification in project management software solutions and industry recognised methodologies.

CONTACT US

Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D.

PMCE cofounder & coordinator and vice-dean for external affairs

Phone: +420 549 49 7296
E‑mail:

Tuck Lloyd Crawford Macrae, M. B.A.

PMCE cofounder, senior consultant & lead-trainer

Phone: +420 549 49 7424
E‑mail: