Over the course of your research career, it is wise to diversify your talents—that you learn other subject areas (apart from technical matter) to develop soft and transferrable skills. This will subsequently make you more employable. One of the things that you should try to learn and master is project management. By learning the skill set to be a good project manager, it will enable you to successfully deliver scientific projects and can pave the way for you to become a full-time science project manager (should you decide to do so in the future).
What a project is and what project management is all about.
The skills that you will need, in order to become a good project manager.
How to deal with people.
How to deal with problems.
How to manage time.
KeywordsProject management People management Time management Problems
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