Project management seems to be the ultimate way of making things happen. The first prerequisite of working in projects is to identify the structural elements needed to control the chaos and uncertainty that is inherent to projects. As such it includes working process control, decision making, time management and planning, and constructive cooperation.
90% of contemporary organizations (both private and public) evolve on the basis of working by projects. In this course we explain the principles and methods of working by projects, aiming even at life beyond a PhD. The lecturer will challenge you to translate the discussed knowledge and skill into tips & tricks in the daily life of your PhD.
Day 1: Understanding the structure and the approach of projects
Day 2: A more in-depth approach to planning and monitoring
Day 3: Organization and people management
At the end of each day, participants write down 5 lines of action in which they say what they want to introduce or change. Within 48 hours, the participants get their plan of action back by e-mail. Two months after the course has ended, the teacher sends to each participant his plan of action so that he can evaluate the realisations of his good intentions.