PharmaSchool: Clinical Trials Project Management

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Course Code: CTC006

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Duration: 1 or 2 Days


Everyone manages projects of some description and at the same time are also managed by others while working on a project. These projects can range from an entire clinical trial through to a component, or sub-project, of a trial, e.g. the identification and set-up of investigational sites in a specific country. In order to effectively manage the project it is essential to understand how to plan, track, manage and change a project to ensure the ultimate delivery of a quality product. By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

Identify the components of projects
Use planning methods to determine a project plan
Identify the critical path
Track the project, update the project and forecast future tasks
Implement risk, opportunity and change management
Understand quality and set quality targets for projects

Who is the course suitable for?

The course has previously been delivered for groups including:

CRAs, CTAs and Project Managers
Clinical Trials Supplies Staff
Medical Advisers
Data Managers

Example Content


Components of project and subprojects
Milestones, tasks, deliverables
PERT & Gantt
Critical Path Analysis
Stakeholder analysis

Risk, Opportunity and Change

Identifying risk
Risk Log
Change management
Change management log

Project Tracking

What to track
How to track
Variance analysis
Dealing with variance

Project Structure

Critical Success Factors
Setting objectives
Responsibility matrix
Managing a Team

Ensuring Quality

What is quality
Quality Objectives & Metrics
Project consistency

Motivation and Leadership

Motivation theories
Leadership styles
Managing a cross functional team
Team styles

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Previous Course Feedback: Clinical Trials Project Management
Customer: Pharma Company South American Operation
Number of Participants: 28
How well fulfilled were your personal objectives for this course?
Fully (89%)
Well (11%)
Not Very Well (0%)
Not At All (0%)
How satisfied were you with the Trainer's Style & Knowledge?
Great Deal (93%)
Fair amount (7%)
Not Much (0%)
None At All (0%)
How much have you learned that you will be able to apply to your job?
Great Deal (86%)
Fair amount (11%)
Not Much (4%)
None At All (0%)
Rate the course overall on the scale 10: Excellent, 0: Poor
Average score: 9.6
Participant Feedback :
Good Course, well structured. Very Practical
Excellent. Good that it was related to proper clinical trial projects.
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