You are Project Manager spinning your hear around a thousand trackers and spreadsheet to manage your projects? Many people in our industry use Microsoft Project® for that purpose.
This course will provide hands-on tips how to use MS Project in your day-to-day job of running clinical trials without overwhelming you with the possibilities the tool offers: how to prepare Gantt Charts, review resource needs, detect deviations from the project timelines early on, reporting progress etc.
This course is divided in 4 webinar sessions of 1 hour. The course is introducing
the basis for creating a work breakdown structure linked to a Gantt Chart. It
will provide tips and tricks on how to use the different features available
within MS Project to follow the progress of your clinical study.
- Session 1: You will learn during the first
session the basics about MS project (tables, views and timescale adaptation).
- Session 2: You will see how to create a work
breakdown structure within MS project. You will then be able to create a task
list, dependencies between tasks, allocate resources, etc.
- Session 3: This session will be focusing on
advanced manipulation as set constraints and deadline within a project plan.
Then you will also learn how to build a timeline.
- Session 4: This last session will show you how
to track progress of your tasks or managing its associated costs. Finally you
will be shown how to create reports.
All courses are divided between theoretical sessions and life
demonstrations. Exercises will be provided to be done between each sessions in
order to practice all new information learned during the course.
The course will conclude with an online comprehension assessment.
Course timesession 1: 10 OCT session 2: 12 OCT; session 3: 24 OCT; session 4: 26OCT
Who should attend
Clinical Research and Project Managers, Lead Clinical Research
Associates (CRAs) who want to be more efficient in their daily work by using MS
- Session 1: Identify the different table and
views useful for the following up of the project plan.Session 2: Create a Work Breakdown Structure
(WBS) with task dependencies and resource allocation.
- Session 3: Define deadline and constraints
within a WBS. Identify the critical path within your project plan. Create a
- Session 4: Enter project progress and track
slack time and slippage within the project plan. Prepare reports and use it for
presenting project progress to your team or management.
- Final: Online comprehension assessment.
* Note: For doing the exercises, you will need MS Project.
- To be able creating a work breakdown structure
- To understand
the philosophy of a Gantt Chart and how to use it
- To know
how using MS project to follow the
clinical trial progress
- To be
able building different reports for sharing with team and upper management