Leading projects

Research and development project management

This intensive course deals with the management of Research and Development projects, which require some differences in approach to conventional project management.

2 days

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Members: £995 + VAT
Non-members: £1,215 + VAT

Course Location & Date
Research and development project management
Members:
£995.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,215.00 Plus vat

Summary

This intensive course deals with the management of Research and Development projects, which require some differences in approach to conventional project management.

Research and development (R&D) work is hard to predict. R&D teams must operate strategically in the organisation, becoming a key driver of business success and no longer can a good R&D manager rely only on technical expertise.

The drive for growth, the search for new ideas and new ways of doing things and increasing competitive pressures has transformed the R&D function into one of primary strategic importance. 

R&D management throws up specific challenges for the Professional Engineer or Science leader. Managing the uncertainties of R&D projects is a central theme of this course, which aims to present relevant project management techniques adapted to the research environment.

Who should attend?

This programme is especially suitable for anyone involved in R&D work who needs to improve the clarity of their project goals. 

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Build a sound process for setting up and managing R&D projects.
  • Establish project objectives and key success criteria.
  • Clarify the scope of work required to meet project objectives.
  • Ensure resources for R&D projects are properly identified, justified and costed.
  • Ensure project responsibilities and accountabilities are defined and allocated.
  • Plan and schedule the activities needed to carry out a project.
  • Track, manage and report project performance.
  • Know when and how to wrap up a project.
  • Manage relationships and information flows – Stakeholder management.
  • Provide a foundation for further personal development after the course.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Leaving feeling excited to implement many of the tools/processes. Feel more confident in my ability.

David Twigg Oliver Valves

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and C

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

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  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Coventry, London, Sheffield
  • CPD Hours:
    14
  • Accredited:
    no
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, C

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Available dates for Research and development project management

2 day course

Coventry
8-9 May 2019
London
10-11 Jul 2019 10% discount available until 10 May
Sheffield
2-3 Oct 2019 10% discount available until 2 August
London
26-27 Nov 2019 10% discount available until 26 September

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