Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Project management
Course code:PROM
Course title in language of instruction:Projektový management
Course title in Czech:Projektový management
Course title in English:Project management
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 18/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:Ing. Lucie Dolinová (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Pavel Máchal, CSc., prof.h.c. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
RNDr. Stanislav Michelfeit (instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:State Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The course complements the Project Management package of students' knowledge in the field of management. The aim of this course is to introduce students with the special management areas, which provides the knowledge and professionalism that has strict standards and implementing directives that define the work of staff involved in project management. The purpose is to give students practical knowledge and skills important for successful project management. Graduates can manage after a successful test and defending a project to obtain credit in addition to the National Student Certificate according to the National Standard of competence of project management, version 3.1. In the event of interest may have subsequently certified to grade D according to IPMA.
All theoretical topics are supplemented by practicing practical examples or case studies and the development of the project.
Course contents:
1.Projects and project management (allowance 2/1)
a.World standards, Management, Project Management, Principles of project management, Project management function, Project management methods, Management by objectives Management by Projects,
b.Expectations from studies of Project Management, Managerial game

2.Implementation of project management (allowance 2/1)
a.Implementation of project management, critical factors introduction of project management, cost of the project management, system access and system integration. Systemic thinking Process character PM
b.Definition of project objectives, SWOT analysis

3.Phases and life cycle, strategies and objectives of the project (allowance 2/1)
a.Life cycle of project, Surroundings of project, Effects of human factors, Stage project management models phasing, Milestones, Strategic Process, Strategy of Project, Project Objectives
b.Analysis of stakeholders, Responsibility matrix

4.The content and purpose of the project (allowance 2/1)
a.Project planning, Processes inaugural project, Project schedule, Project definition and content of the project, Logical Framework Matrix
b.Logical Framework Matrix

5.Structuring of the Project (allowance 2/1)
a.Project scope definition, Project Structuring
b.Work Breakdown Structure

6.Project risks (allowance 2/1)
a.Risks in the project, Types of risks, Risk management, Risk valuation, Against risk measures and monitoring risk, Earned value analysis, Method SSD
b.Risk analysis methods in the project

7.Project organization, control and management of the project (allowance 2/1)
a.The organizational structure of the project and the program, the Steering Committee, Monitoring and evaluation of project management , Earned Value Management Project
b.Earned Value Management Project

8.Resource Planning, Change and Configuration (allowance 2/1)
a.Resources Utilization of Resources, Responsibility matrix, Change Management, Configuration Management
b.Gantt chart, Network diagram

9.Contractual relations, procurement and quality in projects (allowance 2/1)
a.Characteristics of purchase, Purchase know-how, Management tools of purchase, contractual relationships, Management of contractual relations, Management requirements, ISO standards, Access to quality implementing TQM, Quality management in projects, Quality Planning,
b.Planning and Conflict Management of Resources

10.Projects and Finance (allowance 2/1)
a.Treasury management, Management of Cash flow in project, Financial analysis of the project, Risk analysis
b.Critical Path Method

11.Implementation of project, program and portfolio management (allowance 2/1)
a.Program characteristics, portfolio characteristics, Program Management, Portfolio Management
b.Return of investment

12.Communications and Teambuilding (allowance 2/1)
a.Types of communication,The art of dealing with people, Principles of good communication
b.Pareto analysis

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-designing and managing projects
-leadership skills
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to identify methodological aspects or creative thinking
-Ability to solve a case study for the project following methods.
-Ability to solve team/group communication problems
-Ability to use MS Project in the project.
-Ability to use practical skills for successful project management.
-Ability to work in multicultural environment

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The credit is awarded for the preparation, presentation and defense of the semester project, prepared by the project team (4-5 students).
Written exam consists of 5 open questions. Exam length 60 minutes.
Minimum number of percentage points for passing the test is 70.
A – 91 % – 100 %
B - 86 % – 90 %
C – 81 % – 85 %
D - 76 % – 80 %
E - 70 % - 75 %
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h18 h
     practice12 h0 h
     preparation for exam26 h54 h
     preparation for regular testing16 h0 h
     preparation of presentation4 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects30 h40 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • DOLEŽAL, J. -- MÁCHAL, P. -- LACKO, B. et al. Projektový management podle IPMA. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2009. 507 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-2848-3.
  • MÁCHAL, P. -- PITAŠ, J. -- HAJKR, J. -- HAVLÍK, J. -- MOTAL, M. -- NOVÁK, I. -- STANÍČEK, Z. Národní standard kompetencí projektového řízení VERZE 3.1. 2nd ed. Brno: VUT v Brně ve spolupráci se Společností pro projektové řízení, o.s., 2010. 315 p. ISBN 978-80-214-4058-6.
  • TURNER, J R. Gower handbook of project management. 3rd ed. Aldershot, England: Gower, 847 p. ISBN 0-566-08138-5.
  • KERZNER, H. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. New York: Wiley, 2003. 891 p. ISBN 0-471-22577-0.
  • ROSENAU, M D. Řízení projektů. 3rd ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2010. 344 p. ISBN 978-80-251-1506-0.
  • GOLDRATT, E. Critical Chain. North River Press: Publisher Gower Publishing Company, 1997. 350 p. 1. ISBN 0-88427-153-6. URL:
  • MÁCHAL, P. -- KOPEČKOVÁ, M. Projektové řízení: příklady z praxe. 1st ed. Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2015. 106 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-330-1.
  • MÁCHAL, P. -- KOPEČKOVÁ, M. -- PRESOVÁ, R. Světové standardy projektového řízení: pro malé a střední firmy : IPMA, PMI, PRINCE2. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2015. 138 p. Manažer. ISBN 978-80-247-5321-8.