Course code InfT4029

Credit points 3

Project Management

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation18.10.2022

Responsible UnitInstitute of Computer Systems and Data Science

Course developer

author lect.

Jeļena Koroļova

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The aim of the course is to introduce students to project management as process and resource planning, implementation control and cost estimation; to gain practical skills in working with MS Office Project software and the method of analyzing hierarchical processes using MS Office Excel. Students should develop and submit an individual study project.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knows the essence, concepts, methods and strategies of Project Management (theory test, individual study project).
Knows SWOT, Logframe, WBS, Gantt Chart, CPM and PERT methods for project planning and risk detection in project management (practical works, test, individual study project).
Able to create an accurate project plan for solving a specific problem using PMBOK strategy and MS Office Project app (practical works, individual study project).
Able to select the most appropriate alternative using the Analytical Hierarchy Process method and the MS Office Excel app (individual study project).
Is able to apply acquired knowledge and practical skills for optimal planning of resources in Project Management (individual study project).
Able to publicly present the project plan (individual study project).

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Introduction to Project Management (2 h).
2 SWOT, Logframe and WBS methods for the individual study project (6 h).
3 Gantt chart, CPM and PERT techniques in project planning and risk determination (2 h).
4 Test (1 h).
5 Familiarisation with PMBOK® and MS Office Project (2 h).
6 Project structuring, the basic parameter setup and plan optimization with MS Office Project (4 h).
7 Resource mapping and load scheduling with MS Office Project (2 h).
8 Analysis of the cost with MS Office Project (2 h).
9 Project information presentation capabilities with MS Office Project (2 h).
10 Decision-making with Analytic Hierarchy Process with MS Excel (3 h).
11 The development of individual study project (6 h).
12 Public presentation of an individual training project and acquaintance with other projects (4 h).

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully passed the exam - at least 50% of the individual project assessment.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Four special methods and MS Project system application for an individual training project offered in e-learning system (

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The exam cumulative assessment depends on compulsory individual study project (80%) and the two theory tests (20%).

Compulsory reading

1. Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 or 2019 & PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition. By: Harris, Paul Eastwood. [N.p.] : Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd. 2019. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) [skatīts 06.06.2022.]
2. Iesācēja rokasgrāmata projektu vadībā. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 06.06.2022.]
3. Koroļova J. E-studiju kursa „Projektu vadīšanā” materiāli. 2022. Pieejams: [skatīts 06.06.2022.]

Further reading

1. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Newtown Square, PA:Project Management Institute, 2017. 752p. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) [skatīts 06.06.2022.]
2. Džounss R. Projektu vadības pamati: praktisks ceļvedis Projektu vadībā un izpildē. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2008. 222 lpp. (Mazās un vidējās uzņēmējdarbības bibliotēka). ISBN 9789984826059. Ir LLU FB 3 eks.

Periodicals and other sources

Project Management Journal [skatīts 06.06.2022.]


Course for the Bachelor’s study programme “Computer Control and Computer Science”, “Information Technology for Sustainable Development” and as elective study course for another Bachelor’s programme students.