Week 8: Project Management

I attended a session titled ‘Project Management’, which was very useful!

The tutor showed us some methods for applying a scientific model of corporate or programme management to an academic environment. Specifically, three factors: cost, time and scope, represented as the Triple Constraint triangle model was interesting. It gives you a clear idea of how to balance each factor in your project. I also found a useful website Program Success, which explains the model in detail.

Good project management is all about control, completion and quality definition. The tutor stressed planning the project weekly!

  • set blocks per week
  • set weekly goals
  • keep weekly achievements

 

My achievements from Week 8:

  • made a substantial change in my research protocol and submitted it.
  • joined two research seminars.

Goals for the next week are to

  • prepare for a supervision meeting
  • attend three training sessions
  • do more student-led activities in class
  • work on literature review