3-Day Project Management for Non-Project Managers in the Life Sciences Course: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology and Medical Devices (November 2-4, 2022) – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The training “Project Management for Non-Project Managers – PM in Life Sciences – Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology and Medical Devices” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

This seminar will address the critical project management tasks within each phase of the project that must be executed flawlessly for effective project execution to occur and will provide the foundation and direction for future study of the topic.

The seminar is designed to develop a practical understanding of the subject and for a quick start for unforeseen project management assignments.

What are you doing? Here is a common scenario. You’re three years out of college in your first engineering job. You attend a meeting regarding the introduction of a new packaging line in your pharmaceutical plant. You half listen to the presentation while thinking about some of the other work you need to do on different topics. The installation will take a year to complete and will require the coordination of several functions inside and outside the company.

Suddenly, the engineering manager turns to you and says, “Allison, this would be a great first opportunity for you to manage a very interesting project. Let’s meet tomorrow and discuss your initial plans to get started.

Now more than ever, the job titles we hold don’t fully reflect the work we do. Global teams and collaboration often place those in team leadership positions with the least foundation to manage all facets of complex projects. Project management requires specific knowledge of key facets of the project that must be managed with care.

Interactions between different business functions, culture, language and time zones all pose unique challenges to the new project manager. Add to the basic project management requirements for any project the demands of a pharmaceutical/biotech or medical device development project and the whole project management process becomes a daunting task, even for those with ‘experience.

Unfortunately, project management is not a topic that gets much attention in college and university these days. The answer? Get training – comprehensible basic project management training that will provide you with a solid foundation to manage that first project or simply to hone existing project management skills.

It’s not just important to learn project management – project management has its own body of knowledge – its own set of standards that all project managers follow, called the project management body of knowledge. Any useful training should also teach/present the content of this body of knowledge.

Bringing a product to market safely, quickly and affordably is the best way for a pharmaceutical company to succeed. These companies, however, face enormous challenges during the lengthy product development process. The unique pharmaceutical/biotech and medical device regulatory requirements and project development processes associated with each industry must also be considered to meet the needs of facilitating approval.

Why should you attend

It is not possible to present a complete treatment of project management in the space of 12 hours. It is, however, possible to focus on the most important aspects of project management that are critical to the success of any project as well as those that are critical to pharmaceutical/biotech and medical device development projects. Without basic tools, it is not possible to effectively manage a project until the predetermined end date without turmoil and chaos.

We’ve distilled the key aspects of project management into three four-hour virtual seminar segments that will logically move attendees from the start of the project management process to the end – from project initiation to project closeout.

In addition, the unique challenges and requirements of the pharmaceutical/biotech and medical device industries will be addressed by linking these requirements to project management core tenants.

Who should attend:

  • Any member of a cross-functional project team who has the potential opportunity to lead this project.

  • Engineers

  • Marketing Associates

  • Product Managers

  • Program managers

  • Contract managers

  • Project managers

  • Research and Development Associates, Managers and Directors

  • Design engineers

  • Manufacturing Managers

This virtual seminar crosses all industries and functions, however it is particularly suited to the health sciences where much of the project work is accomplished.

  • Medical device manufacturers

  • Pharmaceutical and biotech organizations

  • Cosmetics and food manufacturers

  • All other sectors

Main topics covered:

DAY 01 & 02

#1 – Introduction to Project Management – An Overview

  • What is a project ?

  • What is Project Management?

  • The role of the project manager

  • What is effective project management?

  • The five stages of a project

  • The triple constraint, collaboration and flexibility

  • The pitfalls of project management

  • The project charter

  • Project scope statement

  • Determine the audience members of your project, i.e. project stakeholders, initiator and champion(s)

  • How to work and interact with your audience

  • Project Planning – Stakeholders – Quality – Communications – Scope – Risk

#2 – Specify the project work to be done and establish the project schedule and resource requirements

  • Develop the work breakdown structure

  • Name key tasks

  • make assumptions

  • Special Project Situations

  • Long term project planning

  • Viewing the work breakdown structure

  • Categorize project work

  • What to document

  • Purpose and function of the network diagram

  • Read and interpret a network diagram

  • Creating the network diagram

  • Develop initial schedule

  • Determine activity durations

  • play calendar

  • Determine which team member skills are needed

  • Estimate human resource needs

  • Meeting resource commitments

  • Troubleshoot resource overloads and conflicts

  • Management of several projects

  • Budget preparation

#3- Risk, project team, project management and control

  • Risk factors and risks

  • Identify risk factors

  • Types of risks

  • Risk assessment and weighting

  • Determine the consequences

  • Develop a risk mitigation strategy

  • Develop your risk management plan

  • Project Management Organizational Structures

  • Define the key players and their roles

  • Roles and responsibilities of team members

  • Assignment of project tasks

  • Authority versus responsibility

  • The RACI table

  • Developing operational strategies and procedures for the team

  • Management of team activities

  • Develop your team

  • Managing the performance of the team and individual team members

  • Intercultural work

  • Collaboration and flexibility – how are they executed and managed successfully

  • Scope creep and how it is handled

  • Monitoring and progress report

  • Work effort tracking

  • Manage the budget

  • Communicate effectively – how to make it work

  • When things go wrong – planning alternatives

DAY 03

  • The Unique Challenges and Requirements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Project Management

  • Integration of R&D processes with standard PM processes

  • The success factors of project management for project managers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries

  • The Unique Challenges and Requirements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Project Management

  • Project challenges in the design of medical devices

  • Design controls and integration with the project management process

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