Course details

Information Systems Project Management

IRP Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

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.


Language of instruction



Examination (written)

Time span

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

Assessment points

60 exam, 10 exercises, 30 projects




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 will understand the relationships among quality assurance, configuration management and project documentation. Student overrule project and product process assessments.assurance, configuration management and project documentation, to understand project and product process assessments.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Student will sample the role and skills essential for effective Project Management. Student will learn how to co-operate in project team (10 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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

The knowledge in the area of complex software system development. The knowledge of software development stages and models of software life-time. The ability to analyse of the requirements and the software system design.

Study literature

  • Dobson, M., Feickert, H.: Six Dimensions of Project Management, Turning Constraints into Resources, Management Concepts, 2007, ISBN 978-1-56726-205-6.
  • Lientz, B., Larssen, L.: Risk Management for IT Projects, Elsevier Inc., 2006, ISBN 978-0-7506-8231-2.
  • Pandian, C., R.: Applied Software Risk Management, Auerbach Publications, 2007, ISBN 0-8493-0524-1.

Fundamental literature

  • A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2008, ISBN 978-1-933890-51-7.
  • Schwalbe, K.: Information Technology Project Management, Thomson Course Technology, 2006, ISBN 13 978-0-619-21526-2.
  • Kerzner, H.: Project Management A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006, ISBN 13 978-0-471-74187-9.
  • International Project Management Association: ICB - IPMA Competence Baseline, Version 3.0,Van Harerr Publishing, 2006, ISBN 0-9553213-0-1. 
  • Schulte, P.: Complex IT Project Management, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2004, ISBN 0849319323. 

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction. The project management framework.
  2. The project management knowledge areas.
  3. Project definition.
  4. Project scope management.
  5. Project time management.
  6. Project human resource management.
  7. Project communication management.
  8. Project cost management.
  9. Project risk management. Project quality management.
  10. Project procurement management.
  11. Project integration management. Project closure.
  12. Methods and proceedings used in project management.
  13. Project management software support.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Introduction to MS Project.
  2. Project schedule in MS Project Professional 2007 environment.

Syllabus of computer exercises

  1. Team project plan developing in MS Project.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Students will work in groups (10 students per team), solve a real-life problem according to created project plan.

Progress assessment

Two home assignments evaluated - 10 points. Team project -30 points. Final examination - 60 points.

Controlled instruction

Two home assignments.  Evaluated team project with defence. Final written examination.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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