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Clinical Project Management in Europe

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Overview 

As clinical trials become more complex and there is increasing demand for efficiency and cost effectiveness, the knowledge and skills required to manage all aspects of a clinical project are critical.

This course provides a comprehensive foundation in clinical project management. Using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) as a guide, participants will be taught how to apply project management strategies, tools and techniques to their clinical trial projects.

In two independent modules of three days each, the following topics will be covered:

  • Project Definition and Organisational Context
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques
  • Scope Management, Resource Estimating and Budget Management of a Clinical Trial
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Team Management and Leadership Skills

This course includes many practical examples and case studies which will enable participants to successfully implement and manage their own clinical trial projects effectively.

The course is based on Alexander Gissler’s (PMP, Project Management Consultancy and Training) concept for Clinical Project Management.

Participants are requested to bring their own laptops for this hands-on course. Software required: MS Excel 2007 or later, Open Project (free software available from www.sourceforge.net/projects/openproj).

Part I - Key Topics

  • Project Definition and Organisational Context
  • Project Management Strategies, Techniques and Tools
  • Defining the Scope of a Project
  • Resourcing and Scheduling
  • Budgeting and Controlling

Part II - Key Topics (currently scheduled from 10-12 Novemebr 2014 in Barcelona, Spain)

  • Quality Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Project Team Management
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Lessons Learned
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