CONFERENCE SERIES: BioPharma Strategy 

Recorded at: Executive Decision Making 

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Portfolio analysis has a long history and good track record in life sciences R&D and new product development. The methodologies for project and program evaluation and portfolio optimization based on decision and risk analysis are, by now, well established in these areas, but there is still a concern among senior managers about many of the key metrics used, due to the long time frames and high risk in life sciences R&D. Excellent portfolio management requires that decisions get made on the portfolio evaluation, so how do these portfolio decisions really get made?

We have benchmarked a number of leading organizations in life sciences and other industries to find out the best practices for excellent project evaluation and portfolio management. Many of these are analytical, but some of the most important ones involve people, governance and behaviors. This digital course will specifically cover:

  • Best practices for portfolio management cross-industry and cross-function
  • Best practice portfolio management process at the R&D/NPD level in life sciences
  • Designing a best practice portfolio management process
  • Innovative portfolio analysis and displays to inform and influence management decision making

We use case studies from several major pharma companies to illustrate how good project evaluation and portfolio management impacts management decision making. Portfolio management is already delivering a lot of value, but if we can tighten the link between project/portfolio analysis and management decision making, the value delivered will be even greater.



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2 Presentations
88 Slides
Over 140 Minutes
Individual: $345
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Agenda At A Glance: 

  • What is portfolio management?
  • Why is it important?
  • Project portfolio management (PPM) principles and frameworks
  • What is excellence in project evaluation?
  • Industry case studies (FMC/Centocor, BMS, Pfizer)
  • What is excellence in portfolio management?
  • A real R&D portfolio optimization—pharmaceutical development


Michael MenkeDr. Michael Menke is President of Value Creation Associates and is a Fellow of Knowledge Management at Decision Strategies Inc. assisting a wide range of companies with strategy, decision making and portfolio management.  Dr. Menke is also a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Engineering & Technology Management at Portland State University.  He was the former chief portfolio advocate for HP, advising executives and working teams at all levels and in all segments of HP on strategy development, portfolio management, decision making and new business creation. He was also founding partner of Strategic Decisions Group, a consultancy where many of the portfolio management approaches in use today by leading companies were initially developed.  

Eric MossEric Moss has an MBA from the University of Missouri-St Louis. He joined Searle / Pharmacia in 1999 and became a member of Pfizer PDA (Portfolio & Decision Analysis) in 2003 as part of the integration. Eric has been an integral part of PDA over the years and has been consistently recognized not only for his expertise in executing asset and portfolio analyses but also for his leadership in ensuring that DA best practices are shared throughout the Pfizer organization. Prior to joining Searle in 1999, Eric held several positions in the Oil industry including; Process Engineer, Planning & Economics, and Area Sales Manager.

Aaron SalancyAaron Salancy is the Director, Cardiovascular/Metabolics/Neuroscience, in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Portfolio & Asset Strategy group, with management responsibilities for the team of analysts covering those therapeutic areas. He is also responsible for supporting franchise portfolio and strategy efforts in those therapeutic areas. Prior to joining BMS, Aaron spent over seven years with Pfizer, where he most recently headed the Portfolio Valuation and Prioritization department, with responsibility for valuing and prioritizing the development portfolio within budget constraints. Aaron also led decision analysis support for several therapeutic areas within Pfizer, including neurosciences, dermatology, and endocrine care, as part of Pfizer’s Portfolio & Decision Analysis group. Aaron holds a BS in Naval Architecture from Webb Institute, a Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About the Conference: 

Over 150 participants gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for CHI’s Ninth Annual Strategic Resource Management and Sixth Annual Portfolio Management back-to-back conferences. This year's event was a great success for all involved, from attendees to exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors.  Each year this executive forum attracts participants who help lead their organizations’ resource management, portfolio management, R&D, and commercial strategies. Our 2011 meeting focused on novel case studies and perspectives from thought leaders from various different industries and areas of expertise. Attendees also enjoyed the interactive breakout discussion groups, luncheon presentations, and the pre-conference short course, “Excellence in Project Evaluation and Portfolio Management Drives Shareholder Value - A Best-Practice Approach.”

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