Project Management for Pharma Professionals

This In-house project management course has been designed specifically for the Bio/Pharma Industry and is also applicable to those in medical device and animal health industries. It will provide your team with a thorough understanding of project management skills, including both technical and interpersonal skills.

In-house training services and consultancy

This interactive In-house training course has been designed to provide your team with a thorough understanding of project management skills, including both technical and interpersonal skills. They will be provided with an integrated project tool kit which can easily be used to improve the success of existing or future projects.

Interactive sessions applying techniques to a simulated case study and your departments own projects. The training will include a number of sessions where they will be able to apply to some of the techniques to a simulated pharmaceutical case study as well as your own projects.

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Sample programme - Day One

What is a Project / Project Management in the Bio/Pharma Industry?

  • Defining the key characteristics of project management and their importance to the bio/pharma industry
  • Using a project management process for improving the success of your own projects
  • Sharing experiences and lessons learned from previous bio/pharma projects

Setting Clear Project Objectives and Defining the Scope of Bio/Pharma Projects

  • Aligning the project objectives with the strategic and financial business objectives
  • Defining the result, the cost and the time
  • Understanding the importance of having an overall strategy for your projects

Detailed Project Planning of Bio/pharma Projects

  • Identifying the key project activities using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Allocate responsibilities using the responsibility matrix
  • Planning a realistic schedule using Gantt analysis and setting clear milestones
  • Budget planning, Communication plan, Quality plan
  • Implementing risk management and contingency planning for your project
  • Experiences of project management software and tracking systems

Project Implementation and Control for your Projects

  • Identifying the possible causes of problems in bio/pharmaceutical projects
  • Effective communication and how to manage stakeholders
  • Overcoming enablers and constraints of your projects
  • Implementing project control and reporting systems
  • Monitoring project activities and performance

Sample programme - Day Two

Project Implementation and Control Continued

Project Review and Closure

  • Close the project
  • Identifying the critical success factors and learning from mistakes

Bio/Pharma Leadership Skills

  • Defining the role and skills of effective pharma project leaders
  • Improving your interpersonal skills as a leader

Motivate to Achieve Project Milestones

  • Understand how to motivate different people and what motivates your project team
  • Completion of a self-evaluation questionnaire

Building Bio/Pharma Project Teams

  • How to modify your leadership style to get the best results in a project team environment
  • Building a high performance team

Project Communication and Cross-Cultural Communication skills

  • Effective communication and how to gain project buy-in
  • Preventing and overcoming misunderstandings and dealing with conflict
  • Communicating effectively with the project stakeholders including cross culturally

Project Time Management

  • Identifying and managing common time wasting activities in your projects
  • Maximising your prime time to improve your personal performance

Personal Action Planning

Recommended trainer

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, Diploma in Clinical Science, FICR, is a Pharmaceutical Management and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Cardiff, and MSc Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA. She has more than 19 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GlaxoWellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has worked in Drug Development, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance and Marketing. She has a particular expertise in Clinical Research and GCP issues. Laura was Chairman of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years. She regularly writes on clinical research issues and ICH GCP, is author of SCRIP’s GCP guide and is a member of the editorial board of the Board of the Good Clinical Practice Journal. She is co-author of several books on management including ‘Developing the Individual’, ‘The Ultimate Book of Business Skills’ and ‘Pharmaceutical Project Management’.