Managing a project, such as your research project, is a key skill in being an effective researcher. Yet project management is often poorly understood, which in turn can lead to projects running out of time and money and overworking people.
This course comprises a blend of an online component and a face-to-face session.
The online component is provided through Cambridge’s innovative ‘Goal-Based Learning System’. It equips you with both foundational information you need to increase your knowledge of project management and goals for you to work through, so you can apply and embed your learning. Goals include:
- Plan your project
- Implementing your project
- Define your project
- Manage yourself effectively
- Run effective project meetings
- Identify and manage risks to your project
- Work well with others
- Cope when things go wrong
- Close a project
Accompanying videos of Cambridge staff and researchers provide insights into the processes involved in project management.
The face to face session gives you the opportunity to build on your learning from the online component. Working with others, you will identify options and strategies to help move your project forward and consider solutions to problems you may have encountered.
Target audience: All Schools PhD Students & Postdocs/Research Staff
Note for Postdocs/Research Staff:
- Any member of research staff who can demonstrate that their primary responsibility is to conduct research and that they are employed for this purpose.
- It does not matter whether the University or some other body is formally their employer, e.g. a University Partner Institute or a College.
Duration: One session of two hours