The take home messages:
- Make sure that everyone gets a career boost from the project. Especially you. You need to make sure that you are developing your career, taking on new responsibilities and tasks. It’s necessary to have great new papers with each project, but you do need something more.
- Time planning is worth about x10 the time spent faffing and messing up later without sufficient planning.
- Learn from others. Someone has already done something similar to your research project. They can tell you about potential pitfalls.