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Project management in fundamental scientific research

 

DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-2-78-89

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Babenko V. V. – Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telnova O. P. – Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Ved. scientific Researcher, Institute of Geology, Komi Scientific Center, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Syktyvkar, Russia; Professor, Department of Information Systems, Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Babenko V. V. (Jr.) – Bachelor in Engineering, student on Master program in Turku University (TY) faculty of Future Science, Turku, Finland, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article is devoted to the problems of improving the quality and manageability of research work in fundamental areas of knowledge. Often the organization of fundamental scientific projects encounters difficulties in scheduling work and the inability to determine a commercial result, which ultimately reduces the efficiency of research work. Among other things, the lack of well-founded planning of project work at the stage of searching for sources of funding for scientific projects makes it difficult for potential sponsors, curators and customers to make decisions. The research project management methodology described by the authors offers a combination of a classical project approach (resource and calendaring planning) and a flexible (AGILE) methodology. The synergy of complementary techniques makes it possible to overcome the above mentioned problems. This approach has been tested by the authors on the example of existing scientific projects in geology and stratigraphy, and can be extrapolated to any fundamental area of knowledge. The article justifies the need for a special analysis of stakeholders (stakeholders) of research projects, the result of which is a reduction of uncertainties in the precise specification of the end result (product). For the further effective management of works the project result should be formalized in the most comprehensible and clear form – authors of article offer in this role the diagram UML Use Case (variants of use). It is shown that reasonable refusal of rigid calendar planning of design works in favor of specially designed set of "project subtasks" (Product Backlog format) allows to increase project manageability and to predict results more effectively. Detailed cause-and-effect analysis of a particular subject area of research allows to substantiate potential commercialization of the project result.

Keywords: research project, basic research, project management, project commercial results, AGILE, stakeholders, Use Case.

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For citation: Babenko V. V., Telnova O. P., Babenko V. V. (Jr.) Project management in fundamental scientific research // Corporate Governance and Innovative Economic Development of the North: Bulletin of Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Investment of Syktyvkar State University. 2020. No. 2. P. 78– 89. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-2-78-89.