Principles and Techniques of Project Management for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Professionals

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  • 2.1 CEU/21 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDP707Course Code
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Course description

This foundation course, geared toward pharmaceutical and biotechnology professions, is a practical, industry standard, hands-on, case study based approach to managing projects that focuses on the principles of project management. It provides practical examples of project planning concepts of scope, budget, schedule development, risk, quality, and change control. This high impact project management course provides an overview of key project concepts and terminology, and helps individuals effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close a project. It also helps develop and improve project management skills for managing current and future projects and is an ideal course for providing immediate implementation of project management knowledge and skills in your work place.

The course integrates an industry-specific case study, allowing you to see project management theories in practice. Learning topics include:

  • The NEW Triple constraint
  • Estimating techniques for task durations
  • Critical Path Buffer
  • Crashing and Fast-tracking
  • Assumptions
  • and more

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical research, and medical device professionals in the following functions and roles:

  • Team leaders and team members
  • Functional managers with employees assigned to a project team
  • All professionals seeking to improve their project management skills and knowledge
  • Project managers

What you will achieve

  • A clear differentiation between project, phases, lifecycles program, and sub-project, identifying contrasting and related characteristics of each
  • Knowledge of how to define the role of project manager while balancing the expectations of the different project stakeholders
  • Ability to apply project management methods in the work place
  • Differentiate the relationships between project management, program management, and portfolio management

What you will learn

  • Project Management Framework — as described in PMI®’s current PMBOK® guide
  • Basics of creating a project charter and tying it to a business case, effectively gathering and documenting requirements, creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) based on the project charter and project requirements
  • Key stakeholders — how they are identified, their impact and influence, their roles in a typical project, and the importance of establishing and using a communication plan
  • Project schedule network diagram — how to create precedence diagrams to show task dependencies, determine critical path, and calculate float
  • Project quality and risk — how to plan quality into a project and identify, analyze, develop responses, and develop a risk register
  • Skill assessment — how to assess level of project management skills
Course Outline
Day One

Module 1: Project Management Overview

  • Defining Project Management
  • Project Life Cycles and Organizations
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Organizational Influences
  • Project Management Processes for a Project
  • Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities

Module 2: Initiating Process Group

  • Overview of the Initiating Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Communications Management
Day Two<

Module 3: Planning Process Group I

  • Overview of the Planning Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
Day Three

Module 4: Planning Process Group II

  • Project Quality Management
  • Plan Communications
  • Project Risk Management

Module 5: Executing Process Group

  • Overview of the Executing Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resources Management

Module 6: Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

  • Overview of the Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Quality Management

Module 7: Closing Process Group

  • Closing Process Group Introduction
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Module 8: Assessing Project Management Skills

  • Project Manager Skills

This course is currently not scheduled. To be notified of the next available date, provide us with your information. Or, if you have a group to train, contact us to learn more about bringing this course onsite to your location:

Call: 1.800.288.7246 (US ONLY) or +1.978.649.8200


Form: Corporate Onsite Request Form