PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL DEVICESONLINE + LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING - BLENDED COURSE
This is a blended (online + live virtual classroom session) course that provides a high-level overview as well as hands-on tools and techniques for developing a medical device within budget and schedule constraints. A pre-requisite for this course is that you have taken the Introduction to Design Control for Medical Devices online course.
|Next classroom sessions
||23-24 Feb 2021
1PM – 5PM CET
10-11 May 2021
1PM – 5PM CET
|Course fee (per person)||€ 1099|
This course builds on the knowledge already gained on the Design Control for Medical Devices course and focuses on how to efficiently and effectively project manage the development of a medical device.
Key topics covered include:
- the level of documentation that is required
- how to define requirements
- the requirements that must be met to CE mark a product
- how to budget and schedule to avoid cost and schedule overruns
- risk management and usability engineering.
Information on laws and regulations from CE marking, risk management (ISO 14971), usability (EN 62366) and other standards are referenced within the course.
We recommend this course for:
R&D engineers wanting to become project managers, consultants working with medical device projects, project managers within the medical device industry, and managers working directly or indirectly with projects and product development
What is a blended course?
Our blended learning courses combine the best of two worlds: online training with live virtual classroom sessions. You get to learn the theory first at your own pace, during the online course, before applying theory in practice with the guidance of the expert instructor.
The online training provides flexibility in how you learn so you can learn in a way that suits you best. You can access it whenever and wherever you want and you can stop, start and repeat the lessons and quizzes as often as you like. To help maximise your learning we assess your knowledge and understanding at the start and throughout the online training, culminating with a final exam at the end.
The classroom session is highly interactive and focuses on applying the theory in practice with the guidance of the expert instructor. There are real life case scenarios to work through and plenty of time for discussions and questions!
Peter Sebelius is a highly esteemed trainer, consultant and entrepreneur in the medical device industry. He is a member of the Joint Working Group that is revising the ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 standards.
He has vast ‘hands on’ experience, having developed, amongst other things, a mechanical chest compression device and an ex vivo perfusion machine for lungs. He has received numerous awards including the Great Design Award and the title “This year’s specialist” by Veckans affärer.
Benefits for you
Start right away
You can get started on the online course after registration and invoicing.
Know how to develop a medical device from beginning to end
This course will guide you through the process from invention or market brief, through pre-studies, to product approval and everything in between, preparing you to lead or take part in that process yourself.
How to avoid missing project deadlines
A challenging part for many is how to ensure a project finishes on time. The course has a comprehensive lesson on scheduling and how to avoid schedule slippage, cost and embarrassment of not delivering on time.
Know the pitfalls of medical device project management and how to avoid them
We don’t live in a perfect world. This course talks about pitfalls, challenges and issues that many medical device projects face, and not least, how to avoid them. This will prepare you and make you ready to combat a lot of difficult situations in your work-life.
95% says it is the best course they have ever taken
This course is spot on for project managers and consultants wanting to excel in the medical device industry. It is not a sit-back-and-relax course, the pace is fast and the course is demanding. Even so, 95% of participants report that it is the best course they have taken.
This blended course is done in two parts: an online course with a final exam and a classroom session.
Online course structure
NOTE – Course programme is subject to change
- What you need to know
- Why risk management and what it is? – Part 1
- Why risk management and what it is? – Part 2
2. Introduction to project management
- Introduction to project management
3. Project charter development
- Project charter development
4. Identifying stakeholders
- Identifying stakeholders
5. Collecting requirements
- Collecting requirements
6. Defining scope
- Defining scope
7. Creating work breakdown structure
- Creating work breakdown structure
8. Creating schedule
- Creating schedule
9. Developing a human resource plan
- Develop a human resource plan
10. Project risk management
- Project risk management
11. Estimating cost and determining budget
- Estimating cost and determining budget
12. Develop human resource plan
- Develop human resource plan
13. Design review
- Design review
14. Direct and manage project execution
- Direct and manage project execution
15. Control schedule / Control costs
- Control schedule / Control costs
16. Control scope
- Control scope
17. Managing communications
- Managing communications
18. Monitor and control risk
- Monitor and control risk
19. Close project or phase
- Close project or phase
20. Pre-classroom survey
- Pre-classroom survey
21. Final Exam
- Final Exam
22. Course Evaluation
- Course evaluation
1-day or 2-half days live virtual instructor-led classroom session working on case studies & real-life scenarios
Frequently asked questions
Is the course a live webinar?
The online course is made up of carefully scripted pre-recorded videos to maximize your learning. The live virtual classroom session is a virtual face-to-face 1-day session where you will be interacting with the instructor and course participants via Zoom. You are required to be visible on video when taking the classroom session.
Can I view the online course on a mobile device?
How long does it take to complete the course?
All in all, the average time to complete the blended course is 18-24 hours. The online course takes approximately 10-16 hours but you can complete it in less time if you don’t repeat any of the lessons and have just one attempt at the quizzes.
Please note, you don’t have to watch the whole course at once. In fact, you can pause, resume, and replay as often as you like. The live virtual classroom is a 1-day or 2-half day sessions and lasts approximately 8 hours.
After successfully completing the classroom session, you will receive a course certificate covering both the online course and the classroom session by email.
If you do not achieve 85%, the final exam can be reset for an administrative fee of 50 EUR and you can take it again.