Essential Science Skills

Science Project Management - 19, 20 January 2023

Science Project Management - 19, 20 January 2023

Project management skills can mean the difference between success and failure. Poor project management compromises the quality of a project’s conduct, its outcomes and outputs, and reflects poorly on the scientist. Project management skills will help scientists improve their ability to meet milestones, avoid risks and issues and improve access to opportunities, including additional funding.

What is a Sativus Workshop?

These Workshops are tailored sessions for large groups of people (> 7) to provide a high-level overview of key aspects of the Sativus GEMS professional development program. They are held over 2 half-day sessions and include interactive components to enhance the learning experience.

When is a Sativus Workshop useful?

A Sativus Workshop is useful when needing to rapidly improve a skillset in a short period of time. This Workshop is ideal for anyone working in a role that requires management of any type of science project.

What value can Sativus Workshops add?

This Sativus Workshop will rapidly increase your knowledge and skills through expert instruction and team-based learning using your own science as the basis for activities. You will build skills needed to avoid and minimise project risks, and improve access to opportunities.

This Sativus Workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the difference between failed research and failed project management
  • The triple constraints – time, cost, quality
  • How to keep projects on track (and get them back on track)
  • Understanding risk and identifying opportunities
  • Risk identification, mitigation and management
  • Preparing risk, communications and quality plans
  • Preparing and managing a budget
  • Managing time and avoiding delays
  • Closing out a project


  • Two interactive, 4-hour sessions
  • Supplemented discussions and activities in smaller groups to personalise the learning experience
  • Project management resources
  • Discounted access to the Sativus GEMS online courses.


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