Course detail

Project Management

ÚSI-RTMAPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The life cycle of a 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 total quality management. The 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, identify monitoring and control mechanisms for IT projects, and allocate and re-allocate project resources. Students will understand the relationships between process management and project management. Students will become acquainted with project and product process assessments and will be able to understand process improvement techniques.


Software engineering, information system 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)
Smejkal, V., Rais, K.: Řízení rizik ve firmách a jiných organizacích, Grada Publishing, 2006, ISBN 80-247-1667-4. (CS)
Doležal J. a kol.: Projektový management Komplexně, prakticky a podle světových standardů, Grada Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-80-247-5620-2 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Tuition takes place via lectures and seminars. The lectures focus on the explanation of basic principles, the methods of the given discipline, problems and example solutions. The seminars mainly support practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Basic terms. The project management framework.
2. Using the principles of the process approach in project management.
3. Project management knowledge areas.
4. The process of defining a project.
5. The processes of planning a project.
6. The processes of organizing a project.
7. The processes of executing a project.
8. The processes of controlling a project.
9. The processes of closing a project.
10. The principles of process improvement.
11. Methods and procedures in project management. Critical chain scheduling.
12. Norms and the current standards in project and process management.
13. Software support for the management of projects and processes.


To provide students with an overview of the principles, purpose, role and other aspects of process management in real-world IT projects. To enable students to understand the relation of process management to project management and Total Quality Management. To provide students with a definite conception of the requirements of successful project management. To aid students in becoming acquainted with software product metrics and the basic standards and norms of project management, as well as with the methods of process quality measurement, the techniques of process management implementation and the basic standards and norms of process management.

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

Two evaluated homework assignments. Attendance in the computer class is monitored. An evaluated team project, including its defence. Final written examination. Work on the project is regularly checked by the supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRTS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer