Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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Project Management

MPR Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 5 credits

Project life cycle. Process oriented organization. Project management processes. Basic terms of process management. Process definition. Quality and efficiency process measurement. Motivation factors for process improvement. Techniques for continuous process improvement. 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.


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, 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.

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.

Study literature

  • Rosenau, M., D.: Successful Project Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1998, 368 p., ISBN 0-4712-9304-0.

Fundamental literature

  • 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, Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2008, ISBN 978-1-933890-51-7.
  • 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. The project management framework. The project management knowledge areas. Processes of project management.
  2. Using principles of process approach to project management.
  3. Project definition process.
  4. Project planning processes.
  5. Project organization processes.
  6. Project execute processes.
  7. Project control processes.
  8. Project closure process.
  9. Quality and efficiency process measurement.
  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 and process management software support.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

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

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

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

Progress assessment

Two home assignments evaluated - 10 points. Team project -30 points. Final examination - 60 points. Continuous checking of the project solution by the supervisor.

Course inclusion in study plans

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