Course detail

Project Management

FSI-GPNAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course "Introduction to Project Management" is built up on the basic knowledge of enterprise management economics. Through examples from industry, the students become acquainted with the latest methods of project management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course, the students are able to systematically apply the methods of project management in order to accomplish the projects in due time with the planned outputs and costs.


The students are expected to be acquainted with the basics of economics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Patzak, G.; Rattay, G.: Projektmanagement, Leitfaden zum Management von Projekten, Projektportfolios und projektorientierten Unternehmen, LINDE international,Wien 2004, ISBN 3-7143-0003-1
Sterrer, C., Winkler G.: Let your projects fly. Goldegg Verlag, 2006, ISBN 10 3- 901880-67-4
Dröschel W.; Wiemers M. (2000): Das V-Modell 97, Oldenbourg Verlag München Wien
Adamec, F. MS Project - řízení projektů Grada, Praha 1997
Dolanský, Měkota, Němec Projektový management Grada, Praha 1996
SAMUEL, M. Project Management in Practice. 4 edition. Wiley. 2010. 328 p. ISBN-13: 978-0470533017.
KERZNER, H. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. 10 edition. Wiley. 2009. 1120 p. ISBN-13: 978-0470278703

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is conditioned by 100% attendance at laboratory practicals and approved reports. Examination has a written and an oral part and tests student's knowledge and his/her ability to apply it in practice.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to convey the experiences with the latest practice in management of complex projects.

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

Seminars are compulsory, attendance is monitored. Absence can be compensated on agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch M-KSB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Project management, delimitation and context of the project
2. Project planning, project task setting
3. Analysis of the project environment
4. Plan of the project results
5. Procedure model
6. Plan of project milestones, plan of resources, plan of costs
7. Risk analysis in the project
8. Basic types of project analyses
9. Project documentation
10. Check-up and control processes within the project
11. Process of the project setting (from idea to project setting)
12. Process of project start (from project setting to project handbook)
13. Process of project finish

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Case study I
2. Case study I
3. Case study I
4. Case study I
5. Case study II
6. Case study II
7. Case study II
8. Case study II
9. Case study III
10. Case study III
11. Case study III
12. Case study III
13. Semestral work handover, credit