Study programmes / C-EM Economics and Management / Project Management
Course code:PRM
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 (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(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
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Ida Rašovská, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of Project Management with the focus on the modern methods of Project management.. The course will enable students to acquire the basic knowledge of the principles of Project Management, and to realise the importance of this field for a successful management of a company. The course also introduces the context of the current development in the economic environment and the increasing importance and usage of project management in organizations. It shows the development of approaches to project management and the specifics of these approaches for different types of organizations, or even for individual sectors. Students are also introduced to some methods used in the context of project management. The partial objective is to further introduce the basic phase and diagrams of the project management, including the introduction of basic tools and techniques used in project management.
Course contents:
1.Introduction (allowance 2/1)
a.definition of the basic terms of project management, introduction to basic concepts, principles, selected approaches, tools and models of project management, IPMA, PRINCE, PMI.

2.Stages of Project Management (allowance 4/2)
a.startup of the project, project planning, control of the project, initiation, monitoring and closure of the project

3.Project structure (allowance 4/2)
a.competence and responsibilities determining, the structure of the project management team, project supervision, change commission, project support, team managers, project committee, project manager, project manager role, stakeholders, intraproject communication

4.Business Case (allowance 2/1)
a.outputs, results and benefits of the project, benefit revision, revision benefits plan, externalities, feasibility of projects, project life cycle and the business case

5.Process management (allowance 2/1)
a.set of processes of the project management, project initiation, project chart, business case proposal, the direction of the project, project plan, business case

6.Quality management (allowance 2/1)
a.project quality management tools, quality control strategy, project controls, quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, Quality Audit Trail, register of quality, quality assessment techniques, quality principles

7.Costs (allowance 2/1)
a.cost estimation, budget setting, cost control

8.Plans (allowance 2/1)
a.plan levels, the content of plans, the 7 steps of planning, product-oriented planning, product decay, Gantt diagram

9.Risk management (allowance 2/1)
a.risk management strategy, identification, assessment and management of risk, management risk register, division of risk, strategy communication management, configuration management strategy

10.Change management (allowance 2/1)
a.causes of changes, identification and evaluation of changes

11.Project tailoring (allowance 2/1)
a.projects adaptation to the individual needs of organizations

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-designing and managing projects
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Student is able to elaborate a project plan
-Student knows main stages of project management process
-Student knows main tools of project management

Type of course unit:required
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:Final written examination is done in the form of solution of a case study based on lectured theory - max. 40 points. The test may be held by the students who met the prerequisites. The minimum number of points needed to pass the exam is 15 pts, overall evaluation is then the sum of points earned on exercise and test (total maximum: 100 pts). Student is classified based on points reached:

92 to 100 points "A" -- excellent
84 to 91 points "B" -- very good plus
76 to 83 points "C" -- very good
68 to 75 points "D" -- good plus
61 to 67 points "E" -- good
Less than 61 points "F" -- failed
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture26 h16 h
     practice13 h0 h
     consultation2 h2 h
     preparation for exam40 h63 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h24 h
     preparation of presentation4 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects20 h20 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h15 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • BARKER, S. -- COLE, R. Projektový management pro praxi. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2009. 155 p. Management. ISBN 978-80-247-2838-4.
  • FOTR, J. -- SOUČEK, I. Investiční rozhodování a řízení projektů: jak připravovat, financovat a hodnotit projekty, řídit jejich riziko a vytvářet portfolio projektů. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2011. 408 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-3293-0.
  • HBS PUBLISHING CORPORATION, H. HBR Guide to Project management. Boston: Harvard BusinessReview Press, 2013. 171 p. ISBN 978-1-4221-8729-6.
  • KNIGHT, J. -- THOMAS, R. -- ANGUS, B. Project Management for Profit. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2012. 180 p. ISBN 978-1-4221-4417-6.
  • NEWTON, R. Úspěšný projektový manažer: [jak se stát mistrem projektového managementu]. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2008. 255 p. Manažer. Management. ISBN 978-80-247-2544-4.
  • SVOZILOVÁ, A. Projektový management. 2nd ed. Praha: Grada, 2011. 380 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-3611-2.
  • SVOZILOVÁ, A. Projektový management - Systémový přístup k řízení projektů. Praha: GRADA, 2011. 392 p. ISBN 978-80-247-3611-2.
  • SHENHAR, A. -- DVIR, D. Reinventing Project Management. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007. 276 p. ISBN 978-1-59139-800-4.
  • TURNER, J R. Gower handbook of project management. 3rd ed. Aldershot, England: Gower, 847 p. ISBN 0-566-08138-5.