Doctoral Researchers face various challenges including receiving
training on research methods, regular supervision and feedback,
While research institutions provide methods training, supervision
depends on the individual PhD-advisors, and information on PhDorganization is often limited on introductory self-help guides.
Experiences of loneliness due to the lack of working in a team can
also lead to mental health issues. Additionally, the long-term
prospect of a huge project such as a dissertation provides only few
rewarding moments on the way. Thus, the struggles of day-to-day
work organization are generally overlooked.
Scrum provides a solution to some of these issues by introducing a
team structure, regular meetings, and an iterative work style with
short-term achievements. Originating from software development,
Scrum needs to be adjusted to the very particular academic
context. This is why we came up with: ScrumAdemia!