Course details

Project Management

MPR Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

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.


Course coordinator

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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 pts final exam (written part)
  • 4 pts labs
  • 30 pts projects
  • 10 pts homework




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.

  • 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 knowledge 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.
  • Ježková, Z., Krejčí, H., Lacko, B., Švec, J.: Projektové řízení - Jak zvládnout projekty, ACSA, 2014, ISBN 978-80-905297-1-7.
  • Lacko, B., Švec, J., Balatková, M. a kol. : Specifika technických projektů - Pracovní sešit k Projektové řízení - Jak zvládnout projekty, ACSA, 2014, ISBN 978-80-905297-2-4.
  • Rosenau, M.D.: Řízení projektů, Computer Press, 2003, 344 s., ISBN 80-7226-218-1.
  • Dyba, T.: Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies Kluwer Academic, 2004, 113 p., ISBN 1-4020-7869-2.
  • Rosemann, M.: Process Management, Springer - Verlag, 2003, 337 s., ISBN 3-540-43499-2.

Fundamental literature

  • A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Seventh Edition, Project Management Institute, 2021, ISBN 978-1-62825-664-2.
  • A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2017, ISBN 978-1-62825-184-5. 
  • Agile Practice Guide: global standard of Project Management Institute, 2017. ISBN 978-1-62825-199-9. 
  • Doležal J., Máchal P., Lacko B. a kol.: Projektový management podle IPMA, 2. aktualizované a doplněné vydání, Grada, 2012, ISBN 978-80-247-4275-5.
  • Doležal J. a kol.: Projektový management Komplexně, prakticky a podle světových standardů, Grada Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-80-247-5620-2.
  • Goldratt, E.M.: Kritický řetěz, AFNOR, 2002, 265 s., ISBN 2-1246-5613-9.
  • Dyba, T.: Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies. Kluwer Academic, 2004, 113 s., ISBN 1-4020-7869-2.
  • Hallows, J.: Information Systems Project Management, AMACON, 2005, 288 s., ISBN 0-8144-7273-7.
  • Munson, C.: Software Engineering Measurement, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2003, 443 p., ISBN 0-8493-1503-4.
  • Schwalbe, K.: Řízení projektů v IT, Computer Press, a.s., 2007, 720 s., ISBN 978-80-251-1526-8.
  • Smejkal, V., Rais, K.: Řízení rizik ve firmách a jiných organizacích, Grada Publishing, 2006, ISBN 80-247-1667-4.
  • Schulte, P.: Complex IT Project Management, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2004, 314 s., ISBN 0-8493-1932-3. 

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.

Teaching methods and criteria

Tuition takes place via lectures and seminars. The lectures focus on the explanation of basic principles, the methods of the given discipline, problems and example solutions. The seminars mainly support practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

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 10 of the points from the home assignments, computer class and project.

How to contact the teacher

Teachers have consultation hours.

Course inclusion in study plans

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