21-25 November 2016
EGO - European Gravitational Observatory
Europe/Rome timezone
Scientific Programme

This school focuses on the development of complementary skills concerning Project management. The other two major components, taught during the past schools, are Complementary technologies and Outreaching and dissemination of scientific results. Project Management. Gravitational Wave observatories are and will be large scientific enterprises. In such a contest the knowledge and understanding of how scientific projects are managed has the aim of improving the participants’ education. This training course is designed to highlight the role of project managers in the whole project lifetime. This covers project initiation, scoping, costing, planning, budgeting, executing, controlling and closing. The limits of project management approaches, such as when their projects become inefficient, are also taken into account. This training module also refers to major project management and systems engineering standards and methodologies, in particular the PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge, the NASA’s Systems Engineering Handbook and the ECSS (European Cooperation for Space Standardization) Standards. This training course is a mixture of interactive lectures, in which discussion and idea sharing are encouraged, and of discussion sessions around real and specifically designed scientific project case studies. A particular attention will be paid to share the lessons learned from the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider project. Teachers of the course will be selected upon either internal or external experts, in order to have the best use of GraWIToN resources and the best achievements for the ESRs.