New Book Provides Guidance on Biopharma Project Management

Authored by Experts Across Life Sciences Industry

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Project Management in a Changing Global Environment (Graphic: Business Wire)

BURR RIDGE, Ill.--()--Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Project Management in a Changing Global Environment (September 2010) offers novices and professionals alike a roadmap to today’s best practices in life sciences project management – and how to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Edited by Scott Babler of Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM), a firm recognized for its expertise in biopharmaceutical project management, this primer is authored by seasoned professionals from global giants such as Pfizer, Bayer Schering and Genentech, as well as from emerging companies and consulting firms. Biomedical efforts are by definition enormously complex. The authors illustrate in practical terms how effective project management can help drive successful outcomes on time and on budget, even under adverse conditions. Sharing their real-world experiences, they address such diverse topics as:

  • Risk management – a practical approach
  • The role of project management in the development of in vitro diagnostics
  • Medical devices – components, systems, and their integration
  • Drug development project management
  • A roadmap for successful technology transfers
  • The unique aspects of alliance projects
  • Case study: project management in non-profit drug development
  • Regulatory strategies and submissions in an international product environment.

In an early review, Kathleen Monroe, vice president of imaging services at San Francisco-based Synarc, said, “I love this book and absolutely want to keep a copy on my shelf. It’s like a PMO in a box - I can open it up and get my questions answered, confirm what I am thinking, and look for other ways to approach and solve problems. The content is thoughtfully organized, and the writing is consistently strong.”

The biomedical industry is ever-changing as science progresses, the world shrinks, and regulations shift to keep pace. Effective project management can help companies meet the challenges of a fast-evolving environment, to enable the efficient delivery of new treatments and technologies to the patients who need them.

IPM is donating all royalties to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Project Management in a
Changing Global Environment
September 2010 • Drug Discovery & Development
ISBN: 978-0-470-29341-6 • $99.95; CAN $119.95; £66.95; €83.30 • 400pp

About the Editor

Scott D. Babler, MA, MBA, PMP, is a senior project manager with Integrated Project Management Company, Inc., a leading provider of onsite project management services to the life sciences industry. A certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Black Belt, Mr. Babler has extensive experience leading projects in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Integrated Project Management (IPM) has provided project management services to Fortune-100 firms and startups alike for more than 20 years. Working side by side with client teams from planning through project completion, IPM helps companies tighten timelines, reduce risk and preserve resources. For more information, visit www.ipmcinc.com.

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Contacts

CRK Communications LLC
for Integrated Project Management
Claudia Kovitz, +1 (847) 328-8119
crk.communications@gmail.com
or
Wiley
Michelle Martella, +1 (781) 388-8577
mmartella@wiley.com

Release Summary

A new primer on biopharmaceutical project management helps students and professionals alike learn how to keep life sciences projects on track and on budget.

Contacts

CRK Communications LLC
for Integrated Project Management
Claudia Kovitz, +1 (847) 328-8119
crk.communications@gmail.com
or
Wiley
Michelle Martella, +1 (781) 388-8577
mmartella@wiley.com