PharmaSchool: Microsoft Project for Clinical Trials

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Course Code: CTC007

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Duration: 1 Day


Microsoft Project is a very effective tool for managing clinical trials. A good understanding of the basics of the software will highlight what an essential tool this can become to the Project Manager. The course teaches the basics and then progresses to the application of the software to clinical trial project management.

Who is it suitable for?

The course is suitable for anyone involved in managing entire clinical trials or components of clinical trials in the area of for example, clinical operations, data management, statistics, or site management.

Course Content

Basics of MS Project

Screen layout
Components and views
Columns and types

Link, dependencies & constraints

Dependencies, FS, SF, FF, SS
Lag time

Developing a Plan

Project Start
Critical Path Analysis
Work Breakdown Structure

Gantt Charts and formatting

Network Diagram
Formatting the Gantt Charts

Setting baselines

Developing a baseline
Tracking views
Formatting the tracking Gantt

Tracking progress and forecasting

Updating progress
Standard reports
Reporting progress

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