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00 – Intro to Drug Development – eLearning

The drug development process is long, complex and brought about by a large number of expert scientific, technical and commercial disciplines working together. A working knowledge of the process is essential for those leading or working within cross-functional projects in…

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Integrated Risk Management – Advanced Workshop

Routine  risk management is fundamental to project management.  These days most experienced PM's will be doing some sort of risk identification and assessment. We still find however that in many, even quite large and sophisticated organisations, it is not done…

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18 Reviewing and learning from a Project – Workshop

The Project Manager has an active role to play in reviewing and learning. During the execution of a project the team should periodically discuss progress against the defined metrics, and look for operational tactics and behaviours that might have contributed…

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16 Team problems and challenges – Workshop

The Project Manager is typically not accountable for formal performance management of function staff. But if individuals' performance is affecting the progress of a project, the PM has a legitimate remit to address it, at least initially. Also, conflict within…

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13 Influencing and Decision Making – Workshop

Project teams most of the time do not take the big decisions, but often will have a pretty good grasp on what should be done. The complexity of decision making dynamics in our sector, particularly in organisations with many projects…

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11 Project Leadership – Workshop

Many experienced people in our sector who have reached positions of responsibility as (for example) section heads, find themselves out of their comfort zones when taking leadership of a project. Rather than being the senior scientific/technical expert of the group,…

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08 Risk management – Workshop

Professional risk management is, in theory, essential in projects. Yet our sector is particularly tolerant of poor practice. In an environment of increasing costs, constrained budgets, mounting difficulties in conducting trials and resistance to new healthcare innovations, it is both…

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06 Project Communications – Workshop

Communication around projects forms the majority of the day's work for many functional professionals. Also, it is rarely a source of satisfaction! In theory, the times when we are in meetings should be focused on the highest value activities, such…

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05 Planning and Budgeting – Workshop

Properly drafted plans are critical to synchronise various functions separate activities on a project, to enable proper monitoring or progress, plus to maximise usage of resources as multiple projects operate. This live, trainer-led session* will introduce a variety of practical…

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03 Project Kick Off – Workshop

A comprehensive initiation process is important to ensure full understanding of a project in all team members. Also to set up processes and effective team working from the outset. This live, trainer-led session* will introduce a variety of practical tips…

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17 Closing Out a Project – eLearning

How and when does a life science project 'end'? Our sector is highly regulated and may be generating (for example) medicines to be used in healthcare for decades. so it is essential that proper recording and archiving of critical project…

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12 Decision Making in Pharma Projects – eLearning

Across the various sectors of industry, very many projects involve major investment and long timelines. However, few operate with the same levels of uncertainty as is in life science, and have as much diversity in the mix of functional disciplines…

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10 Making a leadership impact in a project – eLearning

Projects in our sector are typically 'cross-functional'; a team consists of representatives from each key function in the organisation, led by a project manager. Leaders of functional sections (e.g. groups of similar scientists) will typically be asked to manage projects.…

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09 Project Metrics and Reporting – eLearning

Sponsors of a project - perhaps investors, or certainly senior organisation managers, may not be involved in the operations of a project but need periodic updates on progress. In an organisation that has c. 5+ projects running, freeform conversations about…

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07 Project Risk Management – eLearning

Most every project is sponsored to create something new. This may be by generating a variant of something that has been done successfully before; but it may be an attempt to achieve, in practice, the result of a truly innovative…

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