Career Event: Dr. Maria Langbecker (TNG Consulting): The agile PhD
Have you ever struggled with giving structure to your PhD project? Are you sometimes overwhelmed by too many things which all need to be done at once? Do you on occasion wonder where your day has gone because the “small task” you started in the morning took up the whole day? Do you feel there could be a more efficient way to organize teamwork?
At TNG, we know that we all had these questions during our PhDs. Shortly after starting to work in agile software development, each of us had a couple of moments thinking “oh, if I just would have known this (earlier) during my PhD!”. Therefore, we would like to present ideas how agile methodology commonly used in IT projects can be adapted to scientific work and show some examples of how “agile” would have helped us in hindsight or even did help us finishing our PhDs more efficiently.