PA179 Project Management

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
RNDr. Jaroslav Ráček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Matej Antol (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Josef Spurný (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Jaroslav Ráček, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: RNDr. Jaroslav Ráček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PA179/CZ: Wed 8:00–9:50 Virtuální místnost, J. Ráček
PA179/EN: Tue 16:00–17:50 Virtuální místnost, J. Ráček
No pre-requisities.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course focuses on:
  • pre-project phases and project default settings
  • project planning and resource allocation
  • project risk management
  • quality management
  • phase of project termination
  • process-oriented and competency-oriented PM techniques
  • Learning outcomes
    At the end of this course, students should be able to:
  • distinguish between good and poor project management practice;
  • understand most used PM standards and PM best practices;
  • use the principles of selected PM techniques in practice;
  • design a simple project and write its documentation;
  • Syllabus
    • Introduction to PM
    • PM life cycles
    • Risk management
    • Project modeling (WBS, Gantt)
    • Network diagrams techniques (PERT, CPM)
    • Project closure
    • Quality assurance
    • Testing
    • Inspections
    • Metrics
    • QA standards
    • Project management standards
    • Process based (PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge, PRINCE 2)
    • Competence based (IPMA Competence Baseline)
    • Examples from project management practice
      recommended literature
    • A guide to the project management body of knowledge : (PMBOK guide). 4th ed. Newton Square: Project Management Institute, 2008. xxvi, 467. ISBN 9781933890517. info
    • IPMA Competence Baseline, v3, International Project Management Association, 2007
    • Prince2 study guide. Edited by David Hinde. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Pub., Inc., 2012. lviii, 470. ISBN 9781119970781. info
    • MÁCHAL, Pavel, Martina KOPEČKOVÁ and Radmila PRESOVÁ. Světové standardy projektového řízení : pro malé a střední firmy : IPMA, PMI, PRINCE2. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2015. 138 s. ISBN 9788024753218. info
      not specified
    • Leach P. L.: Critical Chain Project Management, Artech House, 2005. ISBN: 1580539033
    • Noreen, Eric: The Theory of Constraints and its Implications for Management Accounting, North River Pr, June 1995. ISBN: 978-0-884-27116-1
    Teaching methods
    lectures, class discussion, team project
    Assessment methods
    An accepted seminar project is required prior a written exam.
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    The course is taught annually.
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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