Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Project Manager

PMA Acad. year 2016/2017 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

This course covers the following themes: TECHNICAL COMPETENCES: Project management success. Interested parties. Project requirements and objectives. Risk and oportunity. Quality. Project organisation. Teamwork. Problem resolution. Project structures. Scope and deliverables. Time and project phases. Resources. Cost and finance. Procurement and contract. Changes. Control and reports. Information and documentation. Communication. Start-up. Close-out.
BEHAVIOURAL COMEPETENCES: Leadership. Engagement and motivation. Self-control. Assertiveness. Relaxation. Openness. Creativity. Results orientation. Efficiency. Consultation. Negotiation. Conflict and crisis. Reliability. Values appreciation. Ethics. CONTEXTUAL COMPETENCES: Project orientation. Programme orientation. Portfolio orientation. Project, programme and portfolio implementation (PPP implementation). Permanent organisation. Business. Systems, products and technology. Personnel management. Health, security, safety and environment. Finance. Legal.


Language of instruction



Classified Credit (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

48 half-term test, 52 exercises



Kalášek Dušan, PhDr. Mgr. (Flotila s.r.o.)
Kreslíková Jitka, doc. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Květoňová Šárka, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Růžička Richard, doc. Ing., Ph.D., MBA (DCSY FIT BUT)


Kalášek Dušan, PhDr. Mgr. (Flotila s.r.o.)
Kreslíková Jitka, doc. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Květoňová Šárka, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Růžička Richard, doc. Ing., Ph.D., MBA (DCSY FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

  • Student will acquaint how project manage, creating plans and auxiliary plans including risk analysis.
  • Student overrules to define project source for assignment to activities and reallocation of sources.
  • Student will able to adopt oneself and to apply knowledge and skills from project management area in corresponding context.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

  • Student will able to apply knowledge from project management like the member of team in project.
  • Obtained competency correspond requirement of candidate for internationally valid certification IPMA level D and C.

Learning objectives

The goal of the course is to get complex and comprehensive overview in project management according to IPMA (International Project Management Association) standard, practice important techniques, methods and skills, which are confirmed in everyday project practice. To prepare students for written examination of internationally certification according to IPMA level D and C. After successful finishing this course, students fulfill necessary requirement of candidate for internationally valid certification IPMA level D.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of higher mathematics.

Study literature

  • Kerzner, H.: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 9th ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006, ISBN 13 978-0-471-74187-9.
  • Rosenau, M., D.: Successful Project Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1998, 368 p., ISBN 0-4712-9304-0.

Fundamental literature

  • Caupin, G., Knoepfel, H., Koch, G.: ICB - IPMA Competence Baseline Version 3.0, Zaltbommel: Van Haren Publishing (Netherlands), 2006, ISBN 0-9553213-0-1.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introductory information. Certification in project management. 1.01 Project management success, 1.02 Interested parties, 1.03 Project requirements and objectives.
  2. 1.04 Risk and opportunity, 1.05 Quality, 1.06 Project organisation, 1.19 Start-up.
  3. 1.07 Teamwork, 1.08 Problem resolution, 1.09 Project structures.
  4. 1.10 Scope and deliverables, 1.11 Time and project phases, 1.12 Resources.
  5. 1.13 Cost and finance,  1.14 Procurement and contract, 1.15 Changes.
  6. 1.16 Control and reports, 1.17 Information and documentation, 1.18 Communication, 1.20 Close-out.
  7. 2.01 Leadership, 2.02 Engagement and motivation, 2.03 Self-control, 2.04 Assertiveness.
  8. 2.05 Relaxation, 2.06 Openness, 2.07 Creativity.
  9. 2.08 Results orientation, 2.09 Efficiency, 2.10 Consultation, 2.11 Negotiation.
  10. 2.12 Conflict and crisis, 2.13 Reliability, 2.14 Values appreciation, 2.15 Ethics.
  11. 3.01 Project orientation, 3.02 Programme orientation, 3.03 Portfolio orientation, 3.04 Project, programme and portfolio implementation (PPP implementation), 3.05 Permanent organisation.
  12. 3.06 Business, 3.07 Systems, products and technology, 3.08 Personnel management, 3.09 Health, security, safety and environment, 3.10 Finance, 3.11 Legal.
  13. Final examination.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Get members of teams together. Oneself assessment test. Six questions method.
  2. Application project management in establishment.
  3. Gramophone plate and negative questioning techniques. Simulation of panel discussion and meeting. 
  4. Dispersonification and problem solving by using meditation and facilitate methods.
  5. "CAULDRON" similar like by public performance - under fire off questions will be recorded public performance by camcorder.
  6. "ETHICAL CODE" - personal and group ethical code,   "PAPER TOWER" - similar like by public performance - under fire off questions will be recorded public performance by camcorder.
  7. Selection process of suitable staffers for project (choice of suitable organizational structure).
  8. SWOT analysis. Logical framework approach. 
  9. Decision making about optimal resource of project financing. Net present value.
  10. EVM - Earned value management method.
  11. Risk analysis.
  12. Network chart, resource levelling.
  13. Final test.

Progress assessment

  • Attendance list of classes - up to 12 points.
  • Three evaluated home assignments evaluated together up to 40 points.
  • Final written test up to 48 points.

Controlled instruction

  • Active attending minimal 10 classes.
  • Three evaluated home assignments.
  • Final written test. 

Exam prerequisites

  • The minimal ten classes have to active attend.  
  • Submit three home assignments.
  • To earn min. 50 points within the semester.


Course inclusion in study plans

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