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Topic title Research Project Management
Format Workshop
Workload in h  8 contact hours in 2 days
Target groups Food professionals, students
Language of delivery English
Person responsible

Rainer Svacinka

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Additional trainers One Thai trainer required
Previous knowledge expected none
Learning outcomes

1.  Get an overview on available project management methodologies and standards and its relevance for research projects.

2.  Understand what project management means and covers.

3.  Participants learn how to define and structure objectives and non-objectives.

4.  Learn how to word deliverables and effective milestones.

5.  Learn how to build up a project consortium in the project preparation phase (proposal phase).

6.  Learn about the important tasks, activities and outputs of a kick-off meeting

7.  Learn how to break down the project work in work packages and efficiently manage those WPs.

8.  Some basic rules to plan a realistic project budget and ways to control and manage project finances

9.  Learn about common project management structures and procedures

10. Get an overview on available management tools and how to apply them in a project

11. Know about the main steps of project reporting and controlling

12. Learn about ways to plan for good quality and perform quality assurance.

13. Learn to manage the project close down process and the close down meeting to successfully close a project
  • Basics of project management methodologies
  • Description of Work, objectives, deliverables and milestones
  • Consortium building
  • Management of the project start, work packages and project results
  • Financial planning, management and control
  • Project management structure, procedures and tools
  • Reporting
  • Quality assurance
  • Management of the Project close down
Teaching method Lectures and groupworks
Recommended reading  
Criteria & registration

Maximum 20 participants

Fee according to expenses and expected number of participants and location
Assessment of achievements Written test
Further information

This workshop – Research Project management – took place 6-7 September 2018:

This workshop was held with the workshop on Lean Business Plan Development (see pictures at

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