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Final Report - SPARK (Strategic project management resource kit)

Project ID: 512027


This is the final activity report of the SPARK project funded by the Research Directorate-General of the European Community (EC) under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). SPARK was a thirty-month project aimed to foster excellency in the practice of FP6 project management, through the establishment of a reference pool of key management processes, methods and tools based on Life sciences and health (LSH) project experiences.

This document provides a summary of the overall project objectives and sub-objectives and describes the pragmatic approach used to foster excellence. SPARK helped improve the understanding and competencies of experienced and new project management practicioners. To accomplish this, SPARK challenged current practices, assessed them according to a unique framework, identified best-in-class practices within the project under scrutiny and defined, document and championed the best practices which could be implemented within research projects in order to achieve their goals.

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