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Project and Time Management (Natural Sciences)

GraduateCenterLMU Workshop for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Many scientific projects suffer from an insufficient planning, unclear goal definitions and consequently a bad time management. This leads to project delays, inefficient use of resources and often to frustration on the side of the scientists working at the bench.

This workshop is designed to improve this situation by supporting early stage researchers in the acquisition of the necessary skills for an effective management of their research project. It is based on the classical project management tools which are adapted to the need of exploratory scientific projects. In extensive hands-on exercises participants will define goals and milestones for their individual project, create project definitions and work structures and will practice to organise their working time by setting priorities and planning their workloads.

Workshop topics:

  • Definition of aims and objectives and project documents
  • Structuring the work: Work breakdown structures, definition of tasks and milestones
  • Planning of project resources
  • Setting priorities, effective time planning and time management
  • Project communication and delegation
  • Dealing with project delays, stress and frustration

Language of workshop: English

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Friday, November 24, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs of LMU Munich from the Natural Sciences (the number of participants is limited)

Certificate of attendance: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the GraduateCenterLMU.

Contact: graduatecenter@lmu.de (Tel. 089/2180-9732)

This workshop is fully booked.

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