BPH_PRRI Basics project management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Ing. Jan Žák (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ing. Jan Žák
Department of Business Management – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Business Management – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BPH_PRRI/01: Fri 23. 2. 12:00–15:50 P303, Fri 12. 4. 12:00–15:50 P303, Fri 3. 5. 12:00–15:50 P303, S. Žáková Talpová
(! MPH_PRRI Project management ) && (! MPH_PRMG Project management )
This course has no prerequisite.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 18/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Course objectives
At the end of this course student will have basic knowledge about the project management and basic principles based on IPMA, as well as the basic knowledge of project methodologies PRINCE2, PMI and info about agile method SCRUM. Thanks to the e-learning application, he or she will get experience in project planning and realization.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- explain the essence of project management and its proper use
- explain the link between the fundamental variables in the project (time, cost, scope, quality) and use this knowledge to solve a practical example
- apply basic methods and techniques of project management to real situations in a project
- to describe the basic project management standards, the differences between them, their content and the possibilities of use in practice
  • The main goal of this course is basic understanding of project management area. Initially, the basic principles of project management according to IPMA (International Project Management Association) are introduced, as well as basics of PRINCE2, PMI and agile method SCRUM. Afterwards, students go through an e-learning application that simulates project management. First step of the application is to plan a house building project. After creating a plan, students go through a realization part and have to react to random events. Thanks to the application students will be able to apply basic principles of project management.
    required literature
  • DOLEŽAL, Jan. Projektový management : komplexně, prakticky a podle světových standardů. První vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016, 418 stran. ISBN 9788024756202. URL info
  • 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
  • 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
Short theoretical introduction with practical examples followed by an e-learning application.
Assessment methods
Exam. Evaluation depends on result of the completed tasks in the e-learning application. It is possible to add points from the written test (will take place during the last lecture). The fulfillment of the task in the e-learning application at the minimum required level is mandatory. The test is not mandatory, but points are added to the overall score. To pass the course without writting the test, it is necessary to complete the task in the e-learning application at an above-average level.
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Students that go abroad for Erasmus stay and are full-time students at MUNI have to fulfill all the tasks remotely.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: k=2,0.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Minimální počet pro otevření předmětu je 10 zapsaných studentů. / The minimum number of enrolled students to open the course is 10. Nezapisují si studenty programu NPEM02 Podniková informatika.
Teacher's information
The subject consists of four learning blocks. The introductory block will primarily have the form of a lecture that will introduce the basic principles of project management. In addition, it will include examples to test the methods described, as well as project experience. At the end, the advice on the task will be provided within the planning phase of the e-learning application.

The second block will have a significantly shorter part of the lecture and will be more focused on practical testing of some selected more complex project management methods. At the end, there will be presented advice on the implementation phase of the task related to the e-learning application.

The third block will deal with the interconnection of the content of the e-learning task with the presented content and theory of project management (reflection of acquired experience in relation to reality). In addition, information on project management certifications IPMA, PRINCE2, PMI and SCRUM (including personal experience from these certifications) will be discussed.

Last block will also be used to write an exam test, the points of which will be added to the points for the quality of the task in the e-learning application.

The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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