Project Management: From Theory to Practice (Term 2. – ON CAMPUS)

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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.

Acquired skills

  • 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 an 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 it usefulness for planning and scheduling projects.

General information

Course term: 209.08. - 20.08.

Free seats: 2

Price: 800 €

Category: Bussiness & Marketing

Status: Few places left

Deadline: 06.08.2021


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 evolution of project management (like Agile).

Students will be asked to think about the sort of projects/industries that they would like to focus on. Skills taught will be applicable to all areas of Project Management, but students will have the opportunity to apply them to particular projects that they personally find interesting in the activity and discussion sections each day. Each day, time will be dedicated to working on individual projects and final assessment.

An essential part of the course will be guest speakers sharing their experience with managing their Projects. They will be talking about the tools, methodologies and approaches used to make the Project a successful one.


  • Day 1Introduction to the course - Introduction to Project Management, Identifying characteristics of a project, Identifying a Project Manager + Activities: How we define Project Management, Project Manager skills, Identifying projects that interest us.
  • Day 2Project lifecycle, Evaluating success, Work breakdown structures + Activities: Advantages of PM, Data collection for evaluation, Project breakdown structure
  • Day 3Identifying and prioritizing stakeholders, Stakeholder communications, Project scope, Scope creep + Activities: Stakeholder mapping, Comms and PR planning
  • Day 4Project Scheduling + Activities: In advance, students will be asked to identify a scheduling tool/app and to familiarize themselves with them. Class time will be used to present back to one another what has been found and an introduction on how to use the tools/apps that have been identified. This is reflective of industry- not everyone will have access to the same software/programs etc, so this is a useful way of diversifying knowledge about what is available to PMs.
  • Day 5Challenges and risk management, Likelihood and consequences + Activities: Introduction to risk assessments
  • Day 6Introduction to operations, logistics and strategy planning + Activities: Identifying the ops, logistics and strategies related to our projects
  • Day 7Team engagement, How to manage a team, Leadership qualities + Activities: Employability skills, How to engage with industry
  • Day 8Project closure and review + Activities: Final data collection and evaluation, Reflection and how to build upon experiences
  • Day 9Individual project - Time to work on final assessments
  • Day 10Individual project - Time to work on final assessments, Final presentations, Evaluation Teams, Evaluations

Course is running: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00


Briony Whitaker


UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol senior lecturer


Briony is currently a senior lecturer in Marketing and Events Management at UWE Bristol, UK, and is also the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business and Events Management undergraduate degree.

On completing her MSc in Events Management, Briony worked as a freelance Event and Project Manager in various roles in the events industry, from small scale, bespoke corporate training days to large events such as Glastonbury Festival with 200,000 attendees.

Briony began lecturing in 2015 and teaches and leads on both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Events in Society, Planning and Managing Events, Introduction to Project Management, Research Methods for International Business etc.

Course outline


You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.


  • attendance in class 15%
  • team assignment 40%
  • individual assignment 35%
  • exam 10% (optional, if required by home University)

Course time total 125 hours

  1. Total time of in-class work = 50hours
  2. Preliminary assignment = 10hours
  3. Preparation = 65hours


Course fee includes the course itself, 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 of 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 2021 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

COVID-19 Antigen Tests upon arrival to Prague you might be asked to take a COVID test or you will have to take the tests regularly during your stay. We will have Antigen tests ready for you at the student dormitory Botic and in the classrooms, if needed..

COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case a particular course will be cancelled without an alternative course or the Summer school program will not be happening even in an ONLINE version due to Coronavirus in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all amount so cancellation fee is 0,- EUR.

Terms and Conditions - Cancellation fees

Costs of living in Prague


For accommodation options, please visit the dedicated page

*Program/Course Outline is subject to change.


  • B1 CEF absolute minimum, B2 and above strongly recommended.
  • Laptop or a tablet needed for course assignments.
  • Interest in Project Management :)


"I enjoyed time in Prague very much, the city is splendid, people were awesome. Even though I am not a party guy, the program offered me a lot of sightseeing, city tours, I visited museums, parks and everything possible. Two weeks is ideal time for getting to know new people, making new friendships, to learn something and enjoy city. I would recommend joining ESS for everyone."