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Advanced Project Management in Clinical Research Training Course

This Clinical Research Project Management Training course will provide you with key techniques to apply during your clinical research project to aid successful project delivery. This course will be key for those involved in clinical research projects and will cover system thinking, agile approaches and risk analysis.

4 October 2024 »
from £549

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Project management is not standing still, new ideas and ways of looking at project delivery are constantly changing in the clinical research field. This professional training course is designed to help you think differently about clinical research projects. Some of the concepts like System Thinking, the Theory of Constraints and Agile Project Management are not new but are often untried in our heavily regulated environment. Other techniques like Relational Risk and Complexity are very much at the forefront of current research.

System Thinking is about taking a holistic view of your project and is helpful in identifying stakeholders and potential threats and opportunities. This course will look at how you assess the complexity of your project and discuss ways to mitigate its effects.

Agile project management has become very popular in other industries, but how can you be agile in a highly regulated area?

We would expect most people to be familiar with traditional Risk Management, but in addition to this we will look at the complementary techniques of the Theory of Constraint and Relational Risk. Projects are not only technical systems but also social systems and both are important causes of uncertainty.  Relational Risk is about the high levels of uncertainty in respect of the social system and the CURED Framework is about dealing with this uncertainty.

This course will provide you with key techniques to apply during your clinical research project to aid successful delivery. 

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Benefits of Attending

  • Learn about System Thinking, which will help you identify stakeholders and risks
  • Know how to be agile in the regulated environment of clinical research
  • Understand the different types of complexity in your projects and how to reduce their impact
  • Go beyond traditional Risk Analysis and understand the importance of Relational Risk
  • Use the CURED Framework to deal with real examples of Relational Risk

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at anybody who is involved in clinical research. It is applicable to Pharma, CROs and Investigator sites.

  • VP of Project Management
  • Senior Directors
  •  All levels of Project Managers
  • All levels of CRAs
  • All levels of CTA
  • Procurement and outsourcing personnel
  • Project Finance professionals


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This course will cover:

Welcome and Introductions

System Thinking

  • A holistic view of your project
    • Stakeholders Identification
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Risk identification

Adopting an Agile Approach to Clinical Research

  • Focus on what is important
  • Effective communication
  • Emphasis on deliverables
  • Acceptance of change

Project Complexity

  • The three major types of complexity
  • A technique for assessing complexity
  • Ways to reduce its impact

A Brief Reminder of Traditional Risk Analysis and Management

  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Risk registers
  • The complementary approach of the Theory of Constraints

Relational Risk

  • Definition and review of the academic research
  • Understanding behaviours
  • Techniques for dealing with relational risk (The CURED Framework)

Interactive Session

  •  Using the CURED Framework to deal with relational risk

Q & A and key take away messages

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Roger Joby

Roger Joby:  Director 1to1to1 Project Management Consultancy and Visiting Research Fellow Liverpool JM University

An international pharmaceutical project management consultant and educator with over 40 years’ experience, principally for Clinical Research Organisations in both clinical operations and bids, and contract departments.

Roger is a Board member of the Institute of Clinical Research and is a visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool JM University. He is involved in academic research and has published papers and written articles on the application of Earned Value Management in Clinical Research with colleagues at Liverpool JM University. Roger specialises in customising project management tools like EVM, Risk Analysis, etc to suit client-specific needs in the highly uncertain world of drug development.

Roger has worked as an independent consultant since the year 2000, but prior to this he worked in both sponsor and supplier companies in clinical research latterly in senior management positions.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

4 October 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13980

  • GBP 549 649
  • EUR 789 929
  • USD 893 1,049

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Yesim Nurko

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