19 March 2013 8 Comments
A while back, one of our Twitter followers asked whether The Research Whisperer had any posts about project management.
While Jonathan’s post was about planning and putting in place a feasible and ideal timeline, mine talked about the common mistakes and remedies for timelines that don’t behave.
Research projects are very much about project management, and that tweet nudged me in the direction of this post.
Project management skills are elements that many sectors require, and this means that there is a weighty bunch of pixels already dedicated to the topic. For a great recent post on research project management, read @evalantsoght’s “Smart way to manage a large research project” at the Next Scientist blog.
Rather than rehearse what many others have already said (better than I could), I want to focus on someone you should consider requesting as part of a major research grant:
Get yourself a project officer or a project manager.