Writing and the Seemingly recalcitrant: Project Management as a Tool in Writing
We rely on students to be self-managing to meet degree requirements. After completing coursework, students who lack inherent project management (PM) skills can lose focus in the thesis stage. Even competent thinkers may need training to define research tasks or to manage stakeholders and time. Experience in large industry teams led to testing a PM framework with scholars completing master and PhD theses, articles, and books. Explicit PM training helps people finish long documents such as a thesis even after delays. This success has major impact on people’s professional and personal lives.