Course detail

Advanced Project Management Techniques

FP-IapmtPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course follows basic master´s degree courses in the area of management, IT/ICT and managerial decision-making. The course focuses on explaining the basic theoretical concepts related to the selected techniques, methods and tools of project management and its practical application. The selection of techniques, methods and tools reflects new trends in project management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to independently model concrete projects in all its basic aspects (time, resources, costs), and to consider these aspects in logical context. They will be able to recommend suitable techniques, methods and software tools to support project planning and management, including the possibility of using special software for modelling and simulation of selected project processes.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DOSKOČIL, R. Metody, techniky a nástroje řízení projektů. Brno: AKADEMICKÉ NAKLADATELSTVÍ CERM, 2013. ISBN: 978-80-7204-863-2.
ANDERSON, D. R. et all. Quantitative Methods for Business. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN 978-1-285-86631-4.
DOLEŽAL, J., MÁCHAL, P., LACKO, B., a kol. Projektový management podle IPMA. 2. akt. a doplň. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-4275-5.
BERKUN, S. Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management. 1. edition. Published by O’Reilly Media, 2008. ISBN 978-0596517717.
FIALA, P. Řízení projektů. 2. vyd. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 2008. ISBN 978-80-245-1413-0.
DOLEŽAL, J. a kol. Projektový management: komplexně, prakticky a podle světových standardů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-80-247-5620-2.
HERMARIJ, J. Better Practices of Project Management Based on IPMA-C and IPMA-D. 2.edition. Published by van Haren Publishing. 2010. ISBN 978-9087536473.
ISHIZAKA, A., NEMERY, P. Multi-criteria decision analysis: methods and software. Chichester: John Wiley, 2013. ISBN 978-1-119-97407-9.
LAWRENCE P. L. Critical Chain Project Management. Third edition. Norwood, United States: Artech House Publishers, 2014. ISBN-13 9781608077342.
LESTER, A. Project Management, Planning and Control: Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards. 6th Edition, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. ISBN 9780080983240.
RUBIN, Kenneth S. Essential Scrum: a practical guide to the most popular agile process. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2012. ISBN 9780137043293.
SCHWALBE, K. Information Technology Project Management, Eight Edition. Cengage Learning, 2015. ISBN-13 978-1285452340.
ŠOCHOVÁ, Z. The great scrummaster: #scrummasterway. Boston: Addison-Wesley. Addison-Wesley signature series, 2017. ISBN 978-0134657110.
YADAV, S.R., MALIK, A.K. Operations Research. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-809618-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of lectures, which have the character of explanation of the basic theoretical background and illustrative demonstrations in the form of examples or case studies.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The graded assessment has a written form. The condition for granting of graded assessment is processing of semester project until deadline and passing the credit test. The mark, which corresponds to the total sum of points achieved (max. 20 points), consists of points achieved by answering to open questions in the credit test.
The grades and corresponding points:
A (20-18), B (17-16), C (15-14), D (13-12), E (11-10), F (9-0).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Mathematical and formalization apparatus for project modelling
2. Alternative methods of project scheduling
3. Time-cost optimization of project
4. Unconventional methods of project management
5. Critical chain project management
6. New trends in project management: new approaches in project management.
7. Project manager in the era of industry 4.0 and digitization.
8. Prince 2 methodology - basic principles of the methodology.
9. PRINCE2 Agile - basic principle of the methodology and its implementation into the company.
10. Agile transformation.


The aim of the course is to deepen knowledge and skills in selected techniques, methods and tools of project management. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of the necessary theoretical background as well as on practical application. Selected techniques, methods and tools reflect new trends in project management.

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

See the conditions for the graded assessment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-IM Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer