Course details

Project Management

MPR Acad. year 2021/2022 Summer semester 5 credits

Project life cycle. Project management knowledge areas. Process oriented organization. Project management processes. Basic terms of process management. The relation of process management to project management and to total quality management. Application of processes in project management. Project and process management software support. Norms and current standards in project and process management.


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Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 4 hrs exercises, 2 hrs pc labs, 20 hrs projects

Assessment points

56 exam, 4 labs, 40 projects




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Student will be able: to develop project management plans, to identify monitor and control mechanisms for IT projects, to allocate and re-allocate project resources. Student will understand the relationships between process management and project management. Student will become acquainted with the project and product process assessments and will be able to understand processes improvement techniques.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

  • Student learns terminology in Czech and English language.
  • Student learns to participate and manage on the project as a member of biggish team.
  • Student learns to document, present and defend the results of the real project.

Learning objectives

To get view about principles, purpose, role and other aspects of process management in IT projects. To understand relation of process management to project management and to Total Quality Management. To create definite conception about the needs of successful project management. To be come acquainted with software product metrics. To be come acquainted with basic standards and norms of project management. To be come acquainted with the methods of measurement quality process, with techniques of process management implementation and with the basic standards and norms of process management.

Why is the course taught

The development of information technology products is currently predominantly in the form of solved projects. Each project has a beginning and an end and as such is considered a closed dynamic system. Learning outcomes of the course unit Students will learn how to create and manage projects in a larger team. An essential part of the course is the preparation of students for teamwork on the development of IT products and familiarization with tools for project management. The graduates of the course become required members of each development team for their acquired knowledge and experience.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

  • Basic knowledge of the software engineering methods.
  • 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.
  • Vose, D.: Risk Analysis A Quantitative Guide Wiley, 2008, 735 p., ISBN-0: 0470512849, ISBN-3: 978-0470512845.

Fundamental literature

  • Schwalbe, K.: Information Technology Project Management, Thomson Course Technology, 2006, 720 s., ISBN 13 978-0-619-21526-2.
  • Schulte, P.: Complex IT Project Management, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2004, 314 p., ISBN 0-8493-1932-3.
  • A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2013, ISBN 978-1-935589-67-9.
  • Rosemann, M.: Process Management, Springer - Verlag, 2003, 337 p., ISBN 3-540-43499-2.
  • Dyba, T.: Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies
    Kluwer Academic, 2004, 113 p., ISBN 1-4020-7869-2.
  • Munson, C.: Software Engineering Measurement, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2003, 443 p., ISBN 0-8493-1503-4.
  • Goldratt, E.M.: Critical Chain, AFNOR, 2002, 265 p., ISBN 2-1246-5613-9.
  • Hallows, J.: Information Systems Project Management, AMACON, 2005, 288 p., ISBN 0-8144-7273-7.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction. Basic terms. The project management framework.
  2. Using principles of process approach to project management.
  3. The project management knowledge areas.
  4. Project definition process.
  5. Project planning processes.
  6. Project organization processes.
  7. Project execute processes.
  8. Project control processes.
  9. Project closure process.
  10. Principles of process improvement.
  11. Methods and progress in project management. Critical chain scheduling.
  12. Norms and the current standards in project and process management.
  13. Project management software support.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Introduction to MS Project software.
  2. Estimate costs, determine budget and control costs of project.

Syllabus of computer exercises

  1. Team project plan developing in MS Project software.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Students will work in teams (up to 10 students per team) will analyze a real-life problem and implement a solution as a managed project.
  2. Students keep record of process metrics. Milestones are continuously checked.

Progress assessment

Two evaluated home assignments evaluated 10 points together. Team project -30 points. Computer class 4 points. Final examination - 56 points. Continuous checking of the project solution by the supervisor.

Controlled instruction

Two evaluated home assignments. Checked attendance at computer class. Evaluated team project with defence. Final written examination.

When a student cannot attend the excercise and proves it correctly (s)he can either attend the excercise with a different group (please inform the teacher about that) or (s)he can ask his/her teacher for alternative assignement that can compensate lost points from the excercise.

Exam prerequisites

Student has to hand both home assignments, attend at computer practice, to hand project (to get minimum of 1 point for all home assignments, computer class and project) and has to get at least 20 of the points from the home assignments, computer class and project.


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