Whether you are a student or a qualified scientist you can face necessity to carry out a research project.No matter if your search project is dedicated to some serious scientific problem and big investments or you do it in order to graduate - anyway you need to manage it in a smart and careful way, so you or/and your workgroup can smoothly run through this process from planning to completion. Any project refers to the collecting, selecting, processing, interpreting and reporting of information. Well-organized job is actually a half-done project. One of your first steps towards successful research project is identifying of means, procedures or techniques that will be used to carry out this project in a logical, consistent and systematic way. There are hundreds of tips that explain how to conduct a successful project, but they rarely suggest tools for doing a project and handling research information. Consider following software products as the tools for carrying out a research project both in collaborative and individual manner.
VIP Organizer is individual task list manager that allows you to plan research tasks, set priorities and manage checklists. You can use this product as personal research project management tool that will help you to monitor your accomplishments, collect and organize information, documents, build personal schedules and much more.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork tool that allows you to manage research projects tasks, to control and analyze performance of scientific workgroup in order to identify its efficiency. With a help of this groupware you can set research roles, assign tasks, share scientific research schedules among team members, share documents and track project evolution.
To monitor Research Project within your workgroup do the following:
- start your PM tool
- create research tasks for you and other team members
- use Task Tree to break-down your projects into doable activities
- plan timelines, costs and set priorities
- assign tasks to performers
- control research project evolution in terms of tasks completion, time and costs
- organize project documents, notes and files
- make a comparison between the estimated and actual outputs