FIT-MPRAcad. year: 2018/2019
Project life cycle. Project management knowledge areas. Process oriented organization. Project management processes. Basic terms of process management. The relation of process management to project management and to total quality management. Application of processes in project management. Project and process management software support. Norms and current standards in project and process management.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student will be able: to develop project management plans, to identify monitor and control mechanisms for IT projects, to allocate and re-allocate project resources. Student will understand the relationships between process management and project management. Student will become acquainted with the project and product process assessments and will be able to understand processes improvement techniques.
- Student learns terminology in Czech and English language.
- Student learns to participate and manage on the project as a member of big team.
- Student learns to document, present and defend the results of the small project.
- Basic knowledge of the software engineering methods.
- Knowledge of higher mathematics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Kerzner, H.: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 9th ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006, ISBN 13 978-0-471-74187-9.
Vose, D.: Risk Analysis A Quantitative Guide Wiley, 2008, 735 p., ISBN-0: 0470512849, ISBN-3: 978-0470512845.
Schwalbe, K.: Information Technology Project Management, Thomson Course Technology, 2006, 720 s., ISBN 13 978-0-619-21526-2.
Schulte, P.: Complex IT Project Management, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2004, 314 p., ISBN 0-8493-1932-3.
A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2017, ISBN 978-1-62825-184-5.
Rosemann, M.: Process Management, Springer - Verlag, 2003, 337 p., ISBN 3-540-43499-2.
Agile Practice Guide: global standard of Project Management Institute, 2017. ISBN 978-1-62825-199-9.
Dyba, T.: Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies Kluwer Academic, 2004, 113 p., ISBN 1-4020-7869-2.
Munson, C.: Software Engineering Measurement, AUERBACH PUBLICATION, 2003, 443 p., ISBN 0-8493-1503-4.
Goldratt, E.M.: Critical Chain, AFNOR, 2002, 265 p., ISBN 2-1246-5613-9.
Hallows, J.: Information Systems Project Management, AMACON, 2005, 288 p., ISBN 0-8144-7273-7.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Two evaluated home assignments evaluated 10 points together. Team project -30 points. Computer class 4 points. Final examination - 56 points. Continuous checking of the project solution by the supervisor.
Student has to hand both home assignments, attend at computer practice, to hand project (to get minimum of 1 point for all home assignments, computer class and project) and has to get at least 20 of the points from the home assignments, computer class and project.
Language of instruction
To get view about principles, purpose, role and other aspects of process management in IT projects. To understand relation of process management to project management and to Total Quality Management. To create definite conception about the needs of successful project management. To be come acquainted with software product metrics. To be come acquainted with basic standards and norms of project management. To be come acquainted with the methods of measurement quality process, with techniques of process management implementation and with the basic standards and norms of process management.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Two evaluated home assignments. Checked attendance at computer class. Evaluated team project with defence. Final written examination.
When a student cannot attend the excercise and proves it correctly (s)he can either attend the excercise with a different group (please inform the teacher about that) or (s)he can ask his/her teacher for alternative assignement that can compensate lost points from the excercise.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's
branch MBI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MPV , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MGM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MSK , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MBS , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MIN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MMM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
branch MIS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
branch MMI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
- Introduction. Basic terms. The project management framework.
- Using principles of process approach to project management.
- The project management knowledge areas.
- Project definition process.
- Project planning processes.
- Project organization processes.
- Project execute processes.
- Project control processes.
- Project closure process.
- Principles of process improvement.
- Methods and progress in project management. Critical chain scheduling.
- Norms and the current standards in project and process management.
- Project management software support.
4 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
- Introduction to MS Project software.
- Estimate costs, determine budget and control costs of project.
Exercise in computer lab
2 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
- Team project plan developing in MS Project software.
20 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
- Students will work in teams (up to 10 students per team) will analyze a real-life problem and implement a solution as a managed project.
- Students keep record of process metrics. Milestones are continuously checked.