Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Project Management of Computer-Based Systems

RPS Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 6 credits

Basic conception of project management. Traditional project management methodologies. Principles, tools and techniques of project management. Project leadership. Defining the project. Planning, monitoring and controlling mechanisms and techniques for leadership and team building. Quality assurance and assessment of project products. Project management software support. Norms and the current standards in project management.


Language of instruction



Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 6 hrs exercises, 20 hrs projects

Assessment points

50 exam, 10 half-term test, 8 exercises, 32 projects




Kubát Lubomír, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Martínek Zdeněk, Mgr. (DIFS FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Student will be able to develop project management plans including risk analysis and migration plans, to identify monitoring and controlling mechanisms for IS projects, to describe how to allocate and re-allocate project resources, both for the target system and the development organisation, to track the schedule and budget to both quality and productivity. Student understands the relationships among quality assurance, configuration management and project documentation. Student overrule project and product process assessments and understends processes improvement techniques.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Student will sample the project roles and skills essential for effective Project Management. Student will learn how  to co-operate in project team (until 9 members/per team).

Learning objectives

To get view about purpose, role and all aspects of information system project management. To acquaint with detailed identification of basic techniques of project management and to practise these techniques by models occurrence with using of supportive tools. To create of definite conception about needs successful information systems of project management. To acquaint with software product metrics.  To acquaint with basic standards and norms project management.

Study literature

  • Field M., Keller L.: Project management, Thomson Business Press, 1998
  • Baker K., Baker S.: Project Management, Alpha books, New York, 1998.

Fundamental literature

  • Hallows J. Information Systems Project Management, 1998.
  • Kliem L., Ludin I., Robertson K.: Project Management Methodology, Marcel Dekker Inc., 1997
  • Duncan R.: A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Project Management Institute, 1996
  • Lorenz M., Kidd J.: Object Oriented Software Metrics, Prentice Hall, 1994, ISBN: 0-13-179292-X

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction. The project management framework. The project management knowledge areas.
  • Project definition.
  • Project scope management.
  • Project time management.
  • Project human resource management.
  • Project communication management.
  • Project cost management.
  • Project risk management. Project quality management.
  • Project procurement management.
  • Project integration management. Project closure.
  • Methods and proceedings used in project management. 
  • Software metrics. Norms and the current standards in project management.
  • Project management software support.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Students will work in groups (8-9 students per team) to analyse a real-life problem and implement a solution as managed project. Milestones are continuously checked.

Progress assessment

Midterm test - 10 points. Two home assignments evaluated - 8 points. Resultant project product - 32 points. Final examination - 50 points.

Controlled instruction

Two home assignments. Midterm test. Evaluated team project with defence, checked milestones of project. Final written examination.
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