Planning Research Projects

Discover the positive impacts of careful planning on research project success.

How do I earn a badge or meta-badge?

To earn a badge, you must attend 90%+ of the workshop session(s) and receive 85%+ on the assignment(s).

To earn the Planning Research Projects meta-badge, you must earn both of the badges below and receive 85%+ on the summary assignment.

Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals

Understand the value of project management practices for researchers by examining the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing) in the context of real-world research projects.

Research Project Planning I

Research Project Planning I

Learn best practices for initiating a research project and planning project scope. Practice developing a project charter, defining project scope, conducting stakeholder analysis, identifying project activities, and creating a work breakdown structure.

Research Project Planning II

Research Project Planning II

Learn best practices for planning a research project schedule and budget, and identifying associated risks. Practice sequencing project activities, estimating activity resource and time requirements, and creating a project schedule. Gain experience developing a project budget and analyzing project risks.

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