Project management


Environmental and Regional Studies (3rd level)

Biodiversity and ecology (3rd Cycle)
Paleobiology and sedimentary geology (3rd Cycle)
Regional studies (3rd Cycle)

Course code: DI001
Year of study: 2nd year

Course principal:
Assist. Prof. Janez Nared, Ph.D.


Workload: lectures 30 hours, seminar 30 hours, individual work 120 hours.
Course type: common elective
Languages: Slovene, English
Learning and teaching methods: lectures, seminar, e-learning


Course syllabus (download)


Second-cycle Bologna degree in the relevant track or a university (level VII) degree


Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Types, characteristics and life cycle of projects
  • purpose, scope and objectives of projects
  • project participants and their roles
  • personal qualities and skills of project managers
  • start/design of a project – the process of drafting and contract a project, programmes for obtaining funds for a projects
  • planning of activities, deadlines, costs, human and other resources and management of project risks
  • project stakeholders, jurisdictions and responsibilities
  • management of a project team – leadership styles, team work, motivation, communication within the team, resolving conflicts
  • monitoring and evaluation of a project
  • finalization of the project documentation, administrative closure, dissolution of the team


Temeljni literatura in viri:

  • Zwikael, O, Smyrk, J. R. (eds.) (2019) Project Management. A Benefit Realisation Approach. Cham: Springer Nature.
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (6th edition), Project Management Institute, 2017.
  • Stare, A. (2011). Projektni management: teorija in praksa. Agencija Poti.
  • Hauc, A. (2007). Projektni management, 2., spremenjena in dopolnjena izdaja. GV založba.
  • Heagney, J. (2012). Fundamentals of project management. Amacom.
  • Burke R. (2006). Project management : planning and control Techniques. Burke Pub.
  • Gray, C.F., Larson, E.W. (2006). Project management : the managerial process. McGraw-Hill/Irwin.


Objectives and competences:

The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the concepts of project management. The course will define the basic concepts, methods, techniques and processes in the field of project management.


The course will develop the ability to solve problems through the use of scientific methods and the ability to use knowledge and skills in practice. Students will benefit from the acquired knowledge in the field of implementation of research projects, as well as in the planning and implementation of development projects in the regions.


Intended learning outcomes:

  • knowledge of the theories, concepts, models and methods in the field of project management
  • the ability of identifying the key development trends, connecting it with developmental theories and their application through processes of project management
  • the ability to identify key stakeholders and ways for their integration in development processes
  • identification of methodological approaches in the search for development solutions


Exam (40 %), written paper (60 %).