Project Management

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Project Management in Medical Writing

by manjiri desai
October 14, 2022 | 61:28 | Views: 4,262 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.30 / 5

Medical writing and project management are two sides of the coins because one can write and produce quality documents to the regulators successfully only with managing the project effectively. The medical writer has to think because of the intellectual nature of the job, and one has to think through the concept, analyze, and interpret the data. This is not possible without coordinating with the core team members viz. clinician, clinical operations’ project manager, biostatistician, data manager, clinical research associates, publisher, research scientist, accounts and legal departments, facility (clinical site) staff, and the management of the Sponsor. At the same time confidentiality of the work and the information is of utmost importance before it comes in the public domain as this might involve the individual subject’s confidential information also!

Solving the Right Problems: A Pharmaceutical Project Manager’s Perspective

by Matthew Failor
May 27, 2022 | 60:00 | Views: 6,279 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

There is a missing skill in how project managers approach problems especially in the pharmaceutical industry. Most project managers do one of two things before solving a problem. The first instinct is to review the problem regardless of how it is presented then jump straight into a solution. However, this can lead to solving the wrong problem and only realizing the wrong problem is being solved after it is too late. This leads to restarting the entire problem-solving life cycle or implementing a solution for the sake of “just doing something”.

Embedding Quality Gates for Successful Project Delivery in the Pharmaceutical Industry

by Eduard Hernandez
August 21, 2020 | 55:03 | Views: 2,418 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

By 2023, it is estimated that pharmaceutical sales will top $420 billion in the United States alone. Project management is the key to addressing the unique regulatory, compliance, and quality needs of the pharmaceutical industry. In this webinar, an up-scaling project - with the goal of increasing production efficiency - is presented in order to illustrate the complexity of integrating up to five quality gates within a project’s life cycle. The presenter will demonstrate how quality gates act as checkpoints to prevent bumpy project planning, execution, and close-out and thus increase odds for successful project delivery.

Mindset of a LeAgile Leader

by Suhail Iqbal
March 07, 2017 | 56:57 | Views: 8,452 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.88 / 5

This session will give you a unique perspective in the possibility of using lean and agile in unison, not only to all kinds of projects, but at overall organizational project management, as well as a top down view on your organization as a Lean-Agile (LeAgile) Organization. The session will endeavor to link the conceptualizations from top-down as well as bottom-up approaches to enable audience get a wholesome picture of a LeAgile Organization.

Pharma CoP Learn-A-Thon

by James Deiner Kathleen Phelan Faith Karis Aimee Rodrigues Jim Decker Jim Decker Michelle Mohan Laura Brown Edward Jensen
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PM in Pharmaceutical Development Programs: Achieving Positive Impact by Applying Project Management Techniques

Innovation: Applied Innovation for Real People

by Cheryl Rayfield
August 21, 2014 | 58:25 | Views: 1,890 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

You no doubt understand why innovation is needed in your organization. But do you struggle with the how?Innovation is a strategic lever you can use to grow your business and remain competitive. While you no doubt recognize “why” innovation is needed, you may struggle with “how” to do it. In this presentation,we will explain how organizations can embed innovation as a key capability by equipping individuals and teams with a structured process and

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Sample Project Plan: Pharmaceutical Generic Product Development

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by Vikas Sharma

This sample Excel project plan for pharmaceutical generic product development has been designed to show project flow from license requirement to milestones and WBS. It provides a real-time assessment from project inception for drug development in R&D to dossier submission with regulatory agencies.

Monthly Status Report Template

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by Danilo Uvalin

This report helps you provide a concise and precise update on the current status of a clinical study and the achieved progress during the reporting period. It is usually distributed to a sponsor of the project, as well as the management of the company where the PM works. The main benefit of this report is that it addresses the major project constraints and provides only the relevant information needed to successfully manage the project and communicate with a diverse international team, typical for a matrix-based pharmaceutical company.

Regular Monitoring Visit (RMV) Report

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by Danilo Uvalin

Clinical research involves numerous daily monitoring and controlling activities. An integral part of every clinical research study is a clinical monitoring report. No matter if you are a seasoned clinical research professional or an enthusiastic newbie, the right monitoring report template can make your life much easier and assure the delivery of critical information.

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Embracing Agility in the Construction Industry

by Klaus Nielsen, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMP

For decades, predictive project management approaches have been applied with success. But now more than ever, more flexible (and faster) decisions are required in complex construction projects—where change of scope is frequent, and the need for new factories is crucial to remain competitive.

The Challenge With Outsourcing: Oversight, Accountability and Everything In Between

by Dikla Sharon, MSc, PMP

When companies hire a contractor to conduct work, how much ownership do the companies retain for that work? Where is the line between managing and oversight? Definitions in management roles help reduce confusion within a contractual relationship—for those on both sides of the equation.

Can Big Pharma Benefit From Agile?

by Amir Nasiri, PMP

What areas of the pharmaceutical industry related to clinical trials can benefit the most from adopting an agile approach, which is based on lean, no-waste process management? More importantly, after you have figured out where you want to apply agile, how can you make sure it gets adopted across the organization?

PM Lessons Learned from Life Sciences

by Michael Hanafin

Having worked as a project manager delivering technology solutions to life sciences clients for close to a decade, this author has noticed common themes that help ensure project success. Here are six project management takeaways from delivering projects to regulated companies.

Outsourcing for Medical Device Studies

by Romiya Barry

An emphasis on well-controlled clinical trial programs and increased regulatory pressure for more meaningful, clinical data means that medical device companies must develop strategies to expand their capabilities for carrying out clinical trials.

Project Management in Drug Discovery: Current Practices and Opportunities

by Charles W. Locuson, PhD, PMP

The demand for drug discovery organizations to produce viable drug candidates is critical, as they try to progress pipelines in a pharmaceutical industry facing increased complexity and costs. A survey of drug discovery scientists was initiated. Respondents overwhelmingly point to project management practices as a valuable asset and offer several actionable suggestions.

The Harmonization of DMAIC and the PMBOK® Guide for Pharmaceutical Lean Six Sigma Projects

by Michael Herskovitz

With the increased emphasis within the pharmaceutical industry on business productivity through the integrated application of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and disciplined project management methodologies, this paper offers an expanded definition of the classical Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) project life cycle by incorporating aspects of PMI's PMBOK® Guide methodology and creating a new life cycle, DMAI2C2, that will assist productivity improvement project teams in creating a project roadmap that leverages the best of both the LSS and PMBOK® Guide methodologies.

Introduction of an IT Project Management Methodology in a Fast-Growing Company

by Geoffray Schmitt, Solenn Salaun

This article explains the rationale behind the creation of an in-house, customized project management methodology, iMAP, at a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company. The authors also describe the priorities that were selected to start with its implementation: a solid project initiation, a clear project life cycle, a special attention to risk management, a first step in reporting standardization, and specific attention to the activities necessary for the transition to operations. They provide an overview of their approach to IT project governance and how a defined project management methodology is the key for its success.


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