Project management is the investment of time and effort to ensure the trial progresses smoothly and that the required resources are identified and allocated appropriately. Time spent on project management typically avoids confusion, delays and errors occurring later. Many dedicated tools and techniques are available to help organize project activities and conceptualize the steps required in order to meet the aims of the project on time and on budget.
Once the trial begins it is essential to periodically review progress and update the management plans, budget etc.
Reviewing the project once complete can be useful to draw lessons for future trials. What went well? What could have been improved and how?