MPH_PRMG Project management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Jan Žák (lecturer)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Jan Žák (seminar tutor)
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Bc. Kateřina Kubíčková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D.
Department of Business Management – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Business Management – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Thu 14:00–14:50 P303, except Thu 4. 4.
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPH_PRMG/01: Thu 15:00–15:50 P303, except Thu 4. 4., J. Žák, S. Žáková Talpová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 64/60, only registered: 0/60
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to develop knowledge and skills needed for project management and the ability of the graduates to apply them in practice on projects.
The graduate of the course will be ready to act in the role of project manager. The course is focused on mastering the role of project manager, the ability to properly define a project and set up project management systems and procedures and use these to track progress and successfully finish projects. Attention is also paid to the overlaps and relationships of a particular project and its (internal and external) environment.
This is an advanced course developing previously gained knowledge and skills from the course of basics of project management.
Learning outcomes
Upon completing the course, the student is able to:
1. correctly decide on the appropriateness of using project management,
2. define the project and formulate its objectives correctly,
3. act in the role of project manager of a simple project, i.e. in particular:
- set up a project management system,
- define the right tools and ways to use them for a specific project,
- analyze project risks and correctly identify and apply best practices for their management,
- correctly perceive the relationships and ties of a particular project to the external and internal environment of the project,
- communicate effectively with project team members to analyze the possibilities and limitations of using agile project management methods.
  • Introduction to project management
  • (essentials of project management, organizational structures of projects, the role of the project manager)
  • Pre-project phase (initiation)
  • (project definition, project scope, project stakeholders, SMART goals, project targets, opportunity studies, feasibility studies, economic evaluation of projects, logical framework matrix)
  • Project planning
  • (project success criteria, project planning phase, project scope management, resource conflict, advanced methods and techniques)
  • Project implementation + project closure
  • (progress tracking, tracking indicators and earned value, change management, project risk management, project closure, knowledge sharing and lessons learned)
  • Agile project management
  • (principles of agile management, agile approaches to project management, tools and techniques, scrum, kanban, agile team - functioning and roles, agile transformation)
  • Behavioral competencies of the project manager
  • (team, team development phases, team leadership and leadership, conflicts, negotiations, facilitation, meeting management)
  • Cases of real projects
  • E-learning application
  • Educational case studies
  • External experts from (project management) practice will also be involved in the seminar teaching.
    required literature
  • PINTO, Jeffrey K. Project management : achieving competitive advantage. Fifth edition, global editio. Harlow, England: Pearson, 2020, 586 stran. ISBN 9781292269146. info
    recommended literature
  • WU, Te. Optimizing project management. 1st edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2020, 1 online. ISBN 9781003001119. URL info
  • TURNER, James. Agile Project Management: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learn Agile Project Management Step by Step. James Turner, 2019. ISBN 978-1-79803-319-7. info
  • BILLINGHAM, Vicky. Project management : how to plan and deliver a successful project. 2nd edition. Wales: Studymates, 2017, 288 stran. ISBN 9781842853238. info
  • NEWTON, Richard. Project management step by step : how to plan and manage a highly successful project. Second edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2016, xx, 184. ISBN 9781292142197. info
Teaching methods
The course includes lectures, individual tasks (cases) and practical tasks in e-learning application, which will help graduates develop competencies essential for future society 4.0.
During the semester there will be lessons combining didactic procedures of lectures and seminars. The lecturers will present the given topic and allow for application of the topic to (quasi)real situations together with and by the students in a suitable form (case studies, solved examples).
The course also includes tasks in an e-learning application. These tasks will be mainly outside the class task (self-study, homework). Results of individual tasks in the e-learning application are included in the final evaluation.
Assessment methods
The course ends with a written exam. Successful completion of tasks in the e-learning application is the condition for admission to the exam.

Any plagiarism in assignments during the semester, and copying, keeping a record of tests or carrying the tests out, using forbidden aids including any communication devices or any other breach of objectivity of the exam is regarded as a failure to meet the obligations of the course and as a serious breach of study regulations. As a consequence, the teacher grades the student with "F" or "N" and the dean is allowed to initiate a disciplinary action, which might lead to the termination of the studies. Students that go abroad for Erasmus stay have to fulfill all the requirements of the course remotely.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2024, recent)
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