Czech Republic, Prague

Project Management, From Theory to Practice (Term 3 - on campus)

when 10 August 2020 - 21 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 800

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

Luc de Ceuster

Luc De Ceuster obtained his Master's Degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the Belgian Military Academy (Polytechnic). After completing his studies he was an officer in the Royal Engineers.

Target group

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

Course aim


Provide experience in using the concepts, techniques, and tools available to project managers for organizing, planning, and controlling projects.
Help you develop an appreciation for the managerial, cultural, and social aspects of PM.
Raise awareness of the importance of the organization’s strategy during project selection.
Provide an understanding of the critical role of work breakdown structures and networks in planning, scheduling, and estimating the status of projects.
Create awareness of potential conflicts and scheduling problems that occur on projects.
Demonstrate how to reliably estimate the status of projects.
Expose you to MS Project, and demonstrate its usefulness for planning and scheduling projects.


Day 1
Project Selection - Introduce decision-making methods for project selection. Includes financial parameters, formal decision making and decision trees

Day 2
Principles of Project Management - Defining projects and project management and differences with operations. Introducing terminology and definitions

Day 3
A project in 10 easy to follow steps - Introducing the project management process, the different process steps and knowledge areas as defined in the PMBOK®, sixth edition

Day 4
Charter, stakeholders and scope - Project initiation, stakeholder identification, creation of the project charter. Project planning: requirements identification, defining the scope of the project, defining and creating the WBS, identification of the activities

Day 5
Schedule, Resources and Cost - Describe the different tools for precedence diagramming, critical path calculations and duration reduction, resources allocation and evaluation, cost and budget. Application in ProjectLibre (free download). Selecting own project and set up groups

Day 6
Risk, Execution and Closing - Defining risk and risks management cycle, project execution and follow up (schedule condition and earned value management), changes, project closing. Own project

Day 7
CCPM/Agile/Scrum/Kanban - Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) as an alternative to the classic approach. Introducing adaptive project environments like Agile, Scrum and Kanban. Own project

Day 8
Introduction to Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) - Introducing the PMI foundations to project management and the CAPM certification. Importance, value and future. Own project

Day 9
CAPM Sample test - Introduction to a typical CAPM certification test Review of the course. Own project

Day 10
Final presentations, Evaluation Teams presenting their different projects Discussions, evaluations, final test

The summer course in Project Management will introduce the students in the science and art of project management. The students will learn about the principles of project management, the tools and the techniques that are part of every Project Manager’s tool kit and will apply this on case studies and an in-class group project to apply their knowledge on a real project. They will learn about the modern evolutions of project management (like Agile). The second part of the course will introduce them into the project management certifications offered by the Project Management Institute and will get an introduction into the Certified Associate in Project Management of CAPM certification.

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 800: 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.

Online Alternative - we are fully prepared for an online version of the courses if the restrictions will still take place and your physical presence in Prague will not be possible. If this scenario will occur we will be refunding 200EUR as a discount for the online version of the courses.

In addition, we have adopted a COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case the course will be cancelled without an online alternative or the Summer school program will not be happening/possible due to the lasting Coronavirus restrictions in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all course fee back so the cancellation fee is 0EUR.
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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