Project Management for doctoral researchers

Content description

Learn project management while planning your own doctorate! You will learn the basics of project man-agement as it is commonly used in business and science – this course therefore represents a general introduction to this topic. At the same time, the focus of the course will be on the particularities that need to be taken into account when planning a doctorate.

The techniques covered will be practiced on the participants’ individual doctoral cases. As a result, they create a plan for their (remaining) doctoral time and learn how to utilize it. Instead of presenting golden rules, the advantages and disadvantages of different project management procedures will be explained. Participants are encouraged to contribute their own preferences and experiences and to vary the techniques presented.


Course content

– Content and goal planning incl. creativity techniques
– Overview planning incl. Gantt diagram and network plan
– Agile techniques incl. Scrum and Kanban
– Human resource management incl. teamwork and leadership
– The magic triangle of quality, time and cost
– Analysis methods incl. stakeholder and risk analysis

Short sequences of frontal input alternate with individual and group work. The participants should be able to contribute their own experiences and find their current challenges.


Learning objectives

  • the participants master techniques to plan, manage and evaluate their doctoral phase
  • they know how to use and individualize those techniques and which environmental factors are relevant
  • they have created plans for their (remaining) doctoral period and found tools to maintain them on an ongoing basis



January 30, 2024 (09:00 am – 12:00 noon)
January 31, 2024 (09:00 am – 12:00 noon)
February 13, 2024 (09:00 am – 12:00 noon)

Please note that we can only give certificates for attending at least 80% of the course.



Trainer Dr. Alexander Egeling
Format online (link will be shared close to the course date)
Fee no fee for members of the TUBAF
Language English
Credit Points 0.5
Work unit (AE) 16
Financially supported by
Dr. Erich-Krüger-Stiftung
Registration Deadline January 14, 2023



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