Master Your Doctoral Project Successfully. Project Management for Doctoral Candidates

05.10.2023 - 06.10.2023 09:00-17:00

Project management in an academic environment means putting a project into effect alongside many other activities as quickly as possible, with great complexity and with the participation of highly diverse interest groups. This challenge requires a wealth of methodological competence and interactive skills.

In this seminar you will learn the foundations of generic project management. With the help of your own project - your doctorate – you will “live through” your project from the beginning till the end – having the doctoral degree. It will help you to structure your doctoral phase and to integrate all other goals and activities of your live which are important for you.

You are going to get an overview of your project, set goals and analyse your stakeholder. You are going to structure your project and to define milestones. At the end you’ll have an overview of the entire project that allows you to be the master of your project.

Day I: Preparing a project
• Basics of project management
• Stakeholder analysis
• Goal definition and project overview
• Planning a project

Day II: Planning the PhD project
• Risks and their management
• Work break down structure
• Network and rough phase plan


After short theoretical introductions each participant will be working on his/her own doctoral project. Participants will exchange their experience and their results in small groups.

Veranstaltungsort:  TU Hamburg, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 2 (B), Room B 0.001 and B 0.006

Graduiertenakademie für Technologie und Innovation, TUHH