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“Wish I had done this for my PhD work” – Teagasc PostDoc comment

Post-Doctoral Researchers from various different specialty areas at Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, attended part one of our online training series ‘Introduction to Project Planning’. Based in Ireland, Teagasc is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities.

This first session, ‘Establishing Foundations’, looks at how to identify the ‘building blocks’ for a successful project. It introduces the key concept of initiation, considers the constraints under which a project will operate, and examines prioritisation. It goes on to look at the influence that stakeholders can have on the direction of a project, and how to consider and articulate the outputs made.

On competition of the session, the group gave an overall feedback rating of 4.5 out of 5 (5 being excellent). In addition, 100% agreed they:

  • Would recommend this session to a colleague
  • Learnt new tools and techniques that they will put into practise
  • Would attend more Fistral webinars.

Top comments included “Wish I had done this for my PhD work”, “Really helpful”, and “That was great.”

We’re looking forward to seeing this group soon for the second part of the training ‘Scoping the Project.’

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