Description

Management Courses

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 time
session 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
project.

Programme highlights

Exercises

  • 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
    timeline.
  • 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.

 

Learning Objectives
  • 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

Book a course

Date Lang Location
 
Proceeding your application may take up to 24 working hours. In case of question, contact campus@eccrt.com.
400,00 € excl. VAT (if applicable)

Testimonials

Eva Borowski
April 2016
Company
Inamed GmbH

I attended the webinar sessions on "Microsoft Project Basics for Clinical Project Managers" organized in March and April, I must say I really enjoyed it. These webinars gave us  very clear overview of the MS Project facilities adapted to Clinical Trial world. The homework between each sessions and the interactivity during webinars resulted in very concrete application of the programme.

The trainer support during and between sessions, the virtual campus used as repository of recording and materials was really appreciated and useful. I truly learned a lot!