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The aim of this course is to use tools from the world of the business to plan and develop your research project. These tools will help identify stakeholders, map out the possible impact of a project and identify possible road blocks.


Possession of a ‘thunderbolt’ idea is not enough to guarantee success in research or business. Planning the practicalities and routes to an end ‘product’ (publications, further funding, marketable items) are a necessary step. Often this planning process brings opportunities and threats to light. This interactive course will use Kanban and the value proposition canvas. With your research project as a starting point, participants will develop their projects further thinking about adding value at every step.

This course will cover:

  • Visual tools for planning
  • Constructing ways of  “getting to done” in a research project
  • Exploring where they, and others, find value in their research.


By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Explored other visual business planning methods
  • Mapped out their research role
  • Thought about those that their research affects and what affects their research
  • Used the value proposition canvas


PGR and Research Staff 

number of places



Dr Emma Williams


Information about the next scheduled course, and how to apply for a place, are in our course programme


C2, B2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff.