Outsourcing of clinical trials is frequently done by pharmaceutical companies because they don’t have the expertise to run those trials, they need to expedite the timelines, or they are working at capacity. In this article, we explore key outsourcing activities for Phase I clinical trials from a PMBOK® Guide lens to identify key success factors.
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Long-term, fixed-bid contracting is a challenge in the agile world. The objective of this article is to review these challenges and derive a possible solution for contracting between outsourcing companies and client companies for agile projects.
Project management becomes so much more complicated when contracts get involved. If nothing else, it seems to cause so many more project managers (or people who call themselves project managers) to pop out of the woodwork. This should be a good thing, but it can also be an unhelpful complication.
Outsourcing vendors make lots of promises around the cost savings and productivity improvements they can deliver. Are the benefits really that good?