Course detail

Project Management

ÚSI-2IDMPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The life cycle of project. 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

Students 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.


Software Engineering, Information systems analysis, design and implementation. Knowledge of higher mathematics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Schwalbe, K.: Řízení projektů v IT, Computer Press, a.s., 2007, 720 s., ISBN 978-80-251-1526-8. (CS)
A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2013, ISBN 978-1-935589-67-9. (EN)
Schulte, P.: Complex IT Project Management, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2004, 314 s., ISBN 0-8493-1932-3. (EN)
Rosemann, M.: Process Management, Springer - Verlag, 2003, 337 s., ISBN 3-540-43499-2. (EN)
Vose, D.: Risk Analysis A Quantitative Guide Wiley, 2008, 735 p., ISBN-0: 0470512849, ISBN-3: 978-0470512845. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching is carried out through lectures and seminars. Lectures consist of interpretations of basic principles, methodology of given discipline, problems and their exemplary solutions. Seminars particularly support practical mastery of subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Two evaluated home assignments - 10 points together. Team project -30 points. Computer classes - 4 points. Final examination - 56 points.
Continuous checking of the project solution by the supervisor. Student has to hand both home assignments, attend at computer classes, hand project (to get minimum of 1 point for all home assignments, computer classes and project) and has to get at least 20 of the points from the home assignments, computer classes and project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Basic terms. Project of management framework.
2. Using principles of process approach to project management.
3. Project of management knowledge areas.
4. Processes of defining project.
5. Processes of planning project.
6. Processes of organizing project.
7. Processes of executing project.
8. Processes of controlling project.
9. Processes of closuring project.
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. Software support for managing projects and processes.


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 become acquainted with software product metrics.
To become acquainted with basic standards and norms of project management.
To become 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 in the computer class. Evaluated team project with defence. Final written examination. Continuous checking of the project solution by the supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MRzI Master's

    branch RIS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer