Czech Republic, Prague

Project Management, From Theory to Practice (Term 1.)

when 13 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 700

The main objective of this course is to introduce you to modern methodologies, principles and tools required for defining and managing projects in complex environments. You are going to prepare a formal project plan and business case of a selected project. In addition, all participants will get hands on experience in managing complex projects by creating and managing them by using various online tools.

Course leader

Dr Les Tickner PhD

A qualified Civil Engineer with over 34 years’ industry involved in the design and construction of countless projects. Latterly worked as a Director of Environmental Services then as Leadership and Talent Manager in the Public Sector

Target group

Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English, considering working as a Project Manager or improving your project management skills to the next level

Course aim


Understand modern project management using methodologies such as PMI and PRINCE2
Use Visual Studio Online to Manage a project based on SCRUM
Develop and implement a project plan and business case.


Day 1 – Project Management Fundamentals (The Concepts)
Welcome, course admin (teams setup)
Project & project management (PM) defined, basic characteristics
Project life cycle & constrains (magic triangles)
Project manager & project team: traits & skills
Project stakeholders: overview

Day 2 – Hands-on Training (Individual), Part #1; The Concepts (cont’d)
Professional aptitude (self-assessment) tests
Project stakeholders: engagement
Line manager v. project manager (stability X flexibility & change)
Projects and company organization: enablers v. inhibitors

Day 3 – Projects & company organization (cont’d); Project Plan, Part #1
Matrix structure: pros & cons
Project/Programme office
Project plan: methodologies & standards (PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile, Asana etc.)
Guest speaker: PM methodologies (Agile, Asana, …)

Day 4 – Project Plan, Part #2
Project initiation: business case & feasibility study, management buy-out
Project plan breakdown (basic/minimalistic v. full size/professional): Project Charter & Baseline Plan (Budget & Schedule)
Project Charter (PMBOK): components

Day 5 – Project Plan, Part #3
Project Charter (cont’d): Risk Matrix (PMBOK & PRINCE2), Project Issues
Project estimation: time & costing
Project Baseline Plan: Budget & Schedule
Responsibility matrix

Day 6 - Hands-on Training, Part #2 (Teamwork)
Project Charter tutorial

Day 7 - Hands-on Training, Part #3 (Teamwork)
Baseline Plan (BDG & Schedule) tutorial
Project plan peer review

Day 8 – Project Execution Agenda, Part #1
Introduction, Performance Measurement, Productivity, Project Performance Evaluation (KPIs), team motivation
Motivation exercise (hands-on, part #4, individual)
Change management (workflow)
Risk mitigation & conflict resolution
Conflict resolution

Day 9 - Project Execution Agenda, Part #2
Governance of project management: the concept & application issues
Project management information system: overview
Earned Value Management (EVM)
Project management software (Microsoft, Primavera and others)

Day 10 – Project Success and Failures
Help available: institutions (PMI, APM, Arras People, SPOCE, PM webs, etc.)
Why projects fail: case studies and lessons learned
Course closes

Credits info

5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 700: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2020 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.
EUR 221: Accommodation fee for a 13night stay at Botic Student House starts at 17 EUR/night.

Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeings, parties etc.

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