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Course Title

Microsoft Project for Clinical Trials

Course Format

One day classroom course with a mix of presentations and workshop sessions

Learning Objectives

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 for?

The course is suitable for anyone involved in managing entire clinical trials or components of clinical trials, for example:

  • Clinical operations staff
  • Data management staff
  • Statisticians
  • Site management or operations staff
Course Content

Basics of MS Project

  • Screen layout
  • Components and views
  • Columns and types
  • Calendars

Link, dependencies & constraints

  • Dependencies, FS, SF, FF, SS
  • Durations
  • 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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