Managing Externally Funded Projects

Middlesex University
In London (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Short course
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Day
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

This is a one day overview of how to deal with the unique issues posed by managing and coordinating externally funded projects. Such projects are usually collaborative research projects involving many organisations from different nations. Funding is usually provided by some governmental type organisation such as the European Commission.



Those contributing to and leading these ventures are normally technical experts such as academics or research institutions. This often leads to projects with an extremely high level of expertise, producing excellent research, but these projects run into difficulties caused by reporting requirements of the funding body and the interaction between largely autonomous work streams.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

This course aims to introduce skills that can help manage these issues whilst allowing the project to carry on with minimal disruption.

Requirements:

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Management
IT
Project
Stakeholders
Externally
Funded Projects
collaborative research
technical experts
autonomous work
project
bid process
Deliverables

Course programme

The course has the following structure:

What is a project?
What is unique about external funded projects?
Considerations in the bid process
Understanding stakeholders
The four dimensions of a project
Planning the project
Deliverables
Milestones
Controlling the project to timescales, budget, scope and quality
Communication with the funding body
Dealing with the partners
How close to manage?
Risk management
Financial aspects
Closing a project
Getting help