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Engaging, online learning opportunities around Project Management. Project Management Strategies for the Researcher

December Workshop: Risk Management

At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Participants familiar with project management, but with no formal training who are interested in improving their skills or learning the principles of project management
  • PhD, MD, postdocs, junior faculty, and medical students interested in various c/t research career tracks
Time commitment
  • Two, one-hour sessions from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST on Zoom
Session dates
  • December 8 & 10, 2020
Registration due
  • Registrants will be accepted on a space available basis until 5:00pm on December 7, 2020
The application process is closed.

This online workshop of two sessions, held on December 8 & 10, 2020, will guide participants on successful risk management for their projects. On day one, the course will cover topics such as learning to identify and distinguish project risks from technical risks, determining how to incorporate risk strategies to project risk, and using strategies to maximize probability of project success. Day two content will build upon day one assigned homework, and further clarify how to respond to risks, develop trigger mechanisms to alert you when risks become bigger issues, and discuss techniques for planning for the unknown. The workshop, led by certified project management professional, David Vincenti, will be highly interactive, providing ample opportunities for participation that will strengthen participant's risk management skills for future project plans.

Registrants must commit to attending both sessions (December 8 and 10), completing a homework assignment, and actively participating in the class. Please do not register if you are unable to meet the necessary time commitment.

  1. There are limited spaces available for this offering. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received. However, priority will be given to Harvard affiliates with an MD or PhD degree or equivalent.
  2. Once the offering reaches capacity, all additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist and will receive an email notification if any seats become available until December 7 at 5:00pm EST.