Course title Basics of Project Management
Course code VadZ4022
Credit points (ECTS) 3
Total Hours in Course 81
Number of hours for lectures 16
Number of hours for seminars and practical classes 16
Independent study hours 49
Date of course confirmation 28/10/2011
Responsible Unit Institute of Soil and Plant Science
Course developers
Dr. agr., Antra Balode

There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this course
Course abstract
Project management is tool to manage project fast and effective. Project is very suitable for activities in institutions where changes are taking place. Firms, governmental and education institutions, municipalities should use basics of project management to run projects. The study of project management gives knowledge to students to use the method of project management in their future work.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
After completing the course student will have:
-knowledge of project writing, planning and management;
-skills to practice the obtained knowledge in preparation of project proposal; -competence about the project writing and management.
Compulsory reading
1. Lūiss Dž. P. Projektu vadīšanas pamati. Rīga: Puse plus, 2001. 111 lpp.
Geipele I., Tambovceva T. Projektu vadīšana: studijām un biznesam. Rīga: Valters un Rapa, 2004.
2. Geipele I., Tambovceva T. Projektu vadīšana: studijām un biznesam. Rīga: Valters un Rapa, 2004. 187 lpp. 3. Burton C., Michael N. A practical guide to project management: How to make it work in your organisation. London: Kogan page, 1992. 152 p.
Further reading
1. Dvorāčeks S. Projektu vadīšana Eiropā. Projektu vadīšana, 1999.
2. Haynes M.E. Project management: how to manage a project through the crucial stages from idea to implementation. London: Kogan page, 1997. 3. Mērķorientētu projektu izstrāde un vadīšana. RTU Tālmācības studiju centrs. Studiju materiāli, 2005.
Periodicals and other sources
1. Projektu vadīšana, NPVA žurnāls. Rīga: Latvijas Nacionālā projektu vadīšanas asociācija. ISSN 1407-5989.