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April 6th, 2016
In the interest of stimulating innovation, large organizations have actively promoted small company work cultures with their project teams. These organizations have sought to drive nimbleness and flexibility in their resource and activity management processes, while breeding inventiveness and an entrepreneurial spirit into their team cultures. In contrast smaller organizations need to creatively resource projects and operations from a small pool of full time resources and a large consultant base. For example, the charge to prepare for regulatory submissions with limited resources can pose significant challenges in work practices, work flow, and expertise. Tasks such as coordinating the development of source documentation, authoring sections, and ensuring correct messaging, require unique approaches in smaller organizations. This session will present lessons from real world experience that compares and contrasts resourcing challenges in large and small organizations, and how your project management approach needs to be applied judiciously and thoughtfully to improving performance of your teams in both organizations.
Paul B. Cook, Ph.D. PMP
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.
Dr. Paul Cook is a director at Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM), a leading provider of professional project management services to the life sciences industry. In his role, Dr. Cook has combined his scientific expertise with project management leadership skills to manage teams of project managers and work side-by-side with client’s to successfully complete complex, cross functional projects. Working with global manufacturers and start-ups alike, projects have ranged from clinical program management to internal process improvement. Prior to joining IPM, Dr. Cook earned his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of California Berkeley, was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and served as Research Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor at Boston University. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute, Dr. Cook has taught project management courses for BU Global and BU Metropolitan College and is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of project management.
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