From the PhD-Odyssey to Project Management

Welcome Week

  • Start: Oct 7, 2024 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Oct 8, 2024 05:00 PM
  • Speaker: Sabine Preusse, RaumZeit e.K.
  • Dr. Sabine Preusse received her PhD in theoretical astrophysics in 2005 after studying geophysics. After her doctorate, she became project manager for European research and development projects at the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum in Karlsruhe in the field of production technologies in 2006. In 2011, she started her own business, RaumZeit e.K. Coaching Beratung Training, focusing on proposal writing and project management of research and innovation projects. Since then, she has accompanied scientists and research groups individually and in teams as a trainer, coach and consultant. In her project management approach, Dr. Preusse transfers classical and agile project management approaches to the context of research projects. In doing so, she integrates her own experience with content and methods from her advanced training courses. She is a business economist (IWW), BDVT certified trainer and consultant, BDVT certified business coach and expert in controlling success. In addition, she has received further training in the areas of intellectual property, communication, free educational materials, video production for the dissemination of project results, among others.
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: ZT1202
  • Host: IMPRS
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From the PhD-Odyssey to Project Management
Doing a PhD is very much related to a hero’s story. Starting highly motivated defining the research topic, PhD-students soon encounter the first obstacles. However, like heroes they will meet someone, a mentor, who will get deeply involved in their training as a researcher. This may be a supervisor or a postdoc. Nevertheless, scientific challenges, technical problems or other aspects will turn out as enemies, threatening the successful and timely completion of the research activities. Very much unexpected, the students will find allies and helpful resources and will finally make progress and publish results. Eventually, with writing the thesis and passing the exam, the future slowly comes into focus.

Besides a mentor there are some project management tools, which will help to achieve progress in the different phases of the PhD. Therefore, the objective of this workshop is, to introduce a toolkit which will allow PhD students

  • to manage the different phases of their PhD effectively,
  • to understand for whom they are looking for as a mentor, and
  • to manage their workload and assess their individual progress.

Each method will be trained hands-on their own individual research project, so that at the end of the workshop participants have

  • a work-plan for their PhD or a work plan targeting at developing the scientific work-plan for the first PAC-meeting,
  • a plan for their training needs and preferences during their PhD,
  • a first plan for organising the work of the next three months.
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