Project Management

Project Management

  • Class 20
  • Practice 10
  • Independent work 90
Total 120

Course title

Project Management

Lecture type




Lecturers and Associates

The course aims

Introduce students to problems of project management as one of the basic tools for the adaptation to the requirements of turbulent markets. Students will acquire knowledge about the importance, role and tasks of overall project management and entrepreneurial business system support. They will adopt basic ideas, knowledge, methodology and practice of project management (like certified PMI and IPMA) with the ultimate goal of obtaining key competitive advantages for Croatian companies in the global marketplace. Acquire basic knowledge for the use of project management tools/applications, like MS Project and Oracle Primavera.


Lecture topics:
L1: Concept and definition of project.
L2: Concept and definition of project management.
L3: Portfolio management.
L4: Program management.
L5: Context of program management.
L6: Strategy and project management.
L7: Project management and operational management.
L8: Project manager and project management.
L9: Project stakeholders.
L10: Adequate project organization.
L11: Efficient project teams.
L12: Conflict management.
L13: Effective guidance.
L14: Project phases.
L15: Initial phase of the project.
L16: Implementation phase of the project (exercise).
L17: Conclusion phase of the project.
L18: Project management and change management (exercise).
L19: Project risk management.
L20: Methods for scheduling.

Topics for seminar classes:
S1: Defining a project.
S2: Project lifecycle.
S3: Why projects fail?
S4: Role of Project Management International (PMI).
S5: Project charter components.
S6: Project assessment – tools and techniques.
S7: Analysis of project requirements.
S8: Analysis of stakeholders.
S9: Management and escalation of problems/risks.
S10: Work Breakdown Structures.
S11: Project development.
S12: Work plan management.
S13: Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and project status reports.
S14: Earned value analysis (EVA).
S15: Shortening of project duration.
S16: Project cost reduction.
S17: Project scope management.
S18: Change management process.
S19: Human resource in project management.
S20: Quality and risk management.


Individual Competence Baseline for Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, ICB Version 4.0, Nijkerk: International Project Management Association (IPMA)
OpenPM² Project Management Methodology (2018), Publications Office of the European Union

Supplementary literature

Project Management Institute (2017): A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 6th edition, PMI

Minimum learning outcomes

  • Identify areas of knowledge that form PMI’s definition of project management discipline.
  • Choose and compare different tools and techniques used in knowledge area management.
  • Evaluate the concept of efficient project management and continually changing environment of the project.
  • Evaluate the role of strategy in project management, role of project manager and characteristics of efficient project teams.
  • Argumentatively analyze phases of project lifecycle.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Evaluate and critically interpret project management skills as instruments of strategic definition of modern organizations.
  • Critically interpret and evaluate project management tools and techniques in decision-making.
  • Review project stakeholders and define relevant project organizational structures.
  • Choose and evaluate quantitative methods of project management.
  • Evaluate and recommend computer tools used to support project management.