Research Project Plan
Writing and planning a research project such as a dissertation paper, especially for a first-timer can be a real pain in the neck to get started with. So many things to consider, read and write that you just can't see the end of it all. Our advice? Keep calm (as they would say on 9gag) and think of the whole thing as a series of tasks, like in any other project. And this is where we come in. With Tom's Planner you can schedule your dissertation project with just a few clicks, giving you a clear overview of what needs to be done (and when) in smaller, more manageable steps. Not so scary anymore, is it?Example Template
Be sure to check out our blog as well, where you'll find lots more useful tips and tricks about writing and scheduling dissertations.
Help With Dissertation Planning
So we have established that that creating a timeline for your research project is essential. Some people make their Gantt chart in Excel, but using Tom's Planner is a lot more flexible and intuitive. Our research project plan example has all the main stages and sub-stages pre-set and grouped in advance for you, all you need to do is insert the actual tasks and set them to the right time and duration. So even if you are doing this for the first time, you will instantly see that it's probably a good idea to get your dissertation proposal approved before reading 14 books on the subject. Good to know, that.
EFFORTLESS PLANNING WITH OUR RESEARCH PROJECT PLAN EXAMPLE
Planning a research project such as a dissertation is really simple if you think about it. Unlike in project management, most of the tasks come one after the other, not in the same time, making it a lot easier to see through. On the other hand, most of the tasks need to be performed by none other than yourself, so there's really no one else to control. You can make things even easier by moving the tasks about when needed or adding comments and icons to them. Feel like rewarding yourself after a completed chapter? Add a little cake icon at the end of the box for extra incentive. Yum!
SHARING MADE EASY
Making a good impression on your tutor (so he will accept the proposal you botched together last night) and keeping him happy throughout the process is vital for your success. That's why we made sure that Tom's Planner great for sharing, online or offline. Show him the research project timeline you created in Tom's Planner (watch him get blown away), keep him informed in real time on your progress, wherever you are, or export the schedule to the desired format in case of personal consults. Schedule your dissertation project the easy way: with Tom's Planner. Be sure to check out our blog as well, where you'll find lots more useful tips and tricks about writing and scheduling dissertations.
Examples & Templates:
Web DesignWHAT FOR:
Creating a website from brainstorm to Launch. All aspects are covered.FOR WHO:
Web developers, web designers, design studios, marketing agencies.
An example on how to use Tom's Planner in construction projects.FOR WHO:
Contractors, home owners, building companies, government agencies.
The year leading up to the wedding, two months leading up to the big day and the big day itself.FOR WHO:
Brides and grooms or wedding planners.
Schedule all your resources: personel, equipment, employees, team members etc..FOR WHO:
Employers, rental agencies, project teams, employment agencies etc.
Research projects, dissertation papers, theses or graduation.FOR WHO:
Researchers, students and scientists.
Holiday SeasonWHAT FOR:
Plan Thanks Giving, Halloween and Christmas ahead. Avoid chaos.FOR WHO:
Families. Big or small.
Conferences, events, conventionsFOR WHO:
Professional and casual event and conference planners.
Keep track of the occupation of your vacation rentalsFOR WHO:
Campground, resort, holiday park or hotels
New businessWHAT FOR:
Start a new business from scratch. All the steps involved in setting up a new company.FOR WHO:
Entrepreneurs and everyone else with a good business idea.
What others are saying:
Tom's Planner: easy Gantt charts. One of the best, usefull and free services for getting things done faster online. msnbc.com
It's well-designed and simple, which makes it really easy to use, even for complete project management novices. newyorktimes.com
Tom's Planner: impressive intuitive and readers choice top personal Project Management Tool. lifehacker.com
Part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series: Tom's Planner has had a promising start thanks to its user-friendliness, and we're eager to see how it does in the future. mashable.com
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One of the 5 must-have apps for new businesses along with Gmail and Skype. Tom's Planner is project management software that you absolutely should not be without. thenextweb.com
Getting things done faster: one of the apps and services you shouldn't live without. With Tom's Planner you go straight to the final product. pcworld.com
The beauty of the application is that it's simple to use, even for those users who aren't particularly tech-savvy. techcrunch.com