Complementary skills: Project management for successful researchers

August 16-17 and September 06, 2013

Date and time: August 16, 2013 8 am - 5 pm, August 17, 2013 8 am - 4 pm + return day on September 06, 2013 8 am - 4 pm

Location: MAINZ seminar room

Trainer: Dr. Carine Galli Marxer


This very practical course allows students to learn project management (PM) methods and tools that can be immediately applied in own research projects.

Your benefits from participation:

  • What is a project and what are the main impact factors?
  • What should I do to insure a successful and innovative research project?
  • How should I structure, plan and guide my project?
  • How should I communicate with my professor and project partners?

Workshop Framework

The basics of project management targeted to PhD students, as well as methods and tools will be presented and illustrated by examples and deepened in various group exercises. During the time between the two course blocks, participants will be asked to carry out transfer tasks in their own project to intensify the learning process. Procedures and working methods applied in this course require participants to tackle problems in depth at both subject and personal levels. Participants will also be required to bring project examples, issues and problems, which are of interest to other scientists.

Day 1

Basics of PM

System analysis

Stakeholder analysis

Project objectives

Day 2

Structuring the project

Project planning

Project controlling

Risk management

Day 3 (transfer period)

Project organization

Project communication


Success factors in PM

Workshop Participants

No prior knowledge of project management is required. Nevertheless, the participants should more or less know their research environment (people involved and research topic) in order to take more advantage of this course. This is generally the case after 6 months of research work.

Workshop description and booking available in/through Teamweb!