Course detail

Project Management

FIT-MPRAcad. year: 2017/2018

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.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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 big team.
  • Student learns to document, present and defend the results of the small project.

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of the software engineering methods.
  • Knowledge of higher mathematics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • 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.
  • Vose, D.: Risk Analysis A Quantitative Guide Wiley, 2008, 735 p., ISBN-0: 0470512849, ISBN-3: 978-0470512845.

  • Schwalbe, K.: Řízení projektů v IT, Computer Press, a.s., 2007, 720 s., ISBN 978-80-251-1526-8.
  • Schulte, P.: Complex IT Project Management, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2004, 314 s., 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.
  • 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.
  • Rosemann, M.: Process Management, Springer - Verlag, 2003, 337 s., ISBN 3-540-43499-2.
  • Dyba, T.: Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies. Kluwer Academic, 2004, 113 s., ISBN 1-4020-7869-2.
  • Munson, C.: Software Engineering Measurement, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2003, 443 p., ISBN 0-8493-1503-4.
  • Goldratt, E.M.: Kritický řetěz, AFNOR, 2002, 265 s., ISBN 2-1246-5613-9.
  • Hallows, J.: Information Systems Project Management, AMACON, 2005, 288 s., ISBN 0-8144-7273-7.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    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.

Aims

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.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MPV , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MGM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MSK , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MBS , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MIN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MMM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MIS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  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.

Fundamentals seminar

4 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


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

Exercise in computer lab

2 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  1. Team project plan developing in MS Project software.

Project

20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer