631 Project Management

631 Project Management

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 60
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 30
  • Individual work: 120
  • Lecturer: Jože Benčina, PhD, and Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • understands the meaning of the basic economic valuating of the projects and chooses and uses appropriate methods for evaluation of investment projects,
  • analysis the project and uses the network planning to decompose it into phases and tasks which are then joined to a network model,
  • designs a simple project organisation and delegates tasks to the members of project team in optimal proportion,
  • sets-up the project plan and reports its progress,
  • analysis the progress of the project considering quality management issues,
  • reports the results of the project and assess the contribution of members of project team.

Student is qualified:

  • to control basic project management parameters and to use information and communication technology for the achieving project goals
  • to plan and solve concrete problems related to the usage of the case studies
  • to valuate project and project results and outcomes,
  • to make use elements of the PRINCE methodology in the public sector,
  • for coherent mastering of basic knowledge, and interdisciplinary usage of knowledge and application – economics of the public sector, assurance of the quality in the public sector, planning of the development on the various field of the public sector, preparation and management of the investment projects.

2. Content

  • Basic concepts and definitions
  • Financial mathematic basic
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Project proposal and selection criteria
  • Methods of project management
  • Network program
  • Evaluating project effectiveness
  • Monitoring the project implementation
  • The PRINCE methodology
  • Project management in the public sector
  • The project approach in the implementation of study practice
  • Guidelines for project presentation

3. Readings

  • STARE, Aljaž (2012). Projektni management: teorija in praksa. Ljubljana: Agencja Poti, 340 str.
  • DEVJAK, Srečko (2004). Kvantitativne metode za analize v upravi. 2. Ponatis (4. poglavje). Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • HAUC Anton (2002).Projektni management. GV Založba, Ljubljana
  • LUCEY, Terry (2002). Quantitative Techniques, 6.  izdaja (poglavja 22 do 29).ACCA, London .
  • KERZNER, Harold (2004).  Advanced Project Management, 2. izdaja. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

  • understand basic concepts of project management: goals, models, project organisation, planning and supervising of project performance,
  • be able to use project model at the optimisation of project goals,
  • to judge the results in term of their meaning and interprets influence of the data modification on the effects of calculations
  • understand PRINCE2 project management methodology,
  • be able of transparent project presentation, their goals and conditions for their achievement to the end users.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work
  • seminar paper
  • e-learning

6. Assessment

  • written and/or oral exam (80 %)
  • seminar work (project work, seminar workpaper) and/or oral exam (20 %)