- Only a small percentage of PhD students manage to complete their PhD thesis on time. How can you plan the PhD program in such a way that you do finish within the set time period? Project Management for PhDs shows you that you can plan a PhD program, no matter how complex and unique it is, as a project. The writing process receives special attention as it has been proven to be one of the most important factors in delayed PhD progress. This book offers a practical step-by-step plan. Using the associated planning system, to be found at www.projectmanagementforphds.com, you can then create a custom-made schedule for your PhD program. Many readers have enjoyed the first edition. In this second edition all the facts and figures have been updated. More activities to plan and new interviews were also included. Project Management for PhDs is intended for PhD students and supervisors from all fields and any type of PhD program. It not only has those students in mind who are seeking to gain their PhD in the classic four-year program, but also students who are working part time, in their own time, or combining the PhD with other commitments. Jeanine de Bruin and Brigitte Hertz have worked together for more than fifteen years training scientific staff, from PhD students and postdocs to full professors.