May 9, 2013
11:00 am to 12:00 PM EDT

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Symposium Course Description:

Clinical development requires a precise orchestration of cross-functional team members, multiple activities, and contingency planning to mitigate inherent risks. Using external CROs adds yet another challenge, creating a need for a blend of strong project management and alliance management. Using a case study of a global pharma based in an emerging market and their partners, this webinar will illustrate how to keep collaborations on track by facilitating decision-making, solve problems, and create “micro-cultures” that enable success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assigning & Enforcing Accountability
  • Alliance Governance at the Core of Decision Making
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Aligning Project Management Practices Across the Alliance Partnership

Who Should Attend:

  • Program Managers
  • Alliance Managers
  • Clinical Development Leads

Program Agenda:

- Overview of the Global CRO Model and its Challenges

- Orchestrating Clinical Trials in the Partnership Model: Sponsor, CRO & Third Party Vendors

- Three Gaps Impede Progress:

  • Lack of Accountability for the Work
    • Assigning and Enforcing Accountability: Strategic and Tactical
    • Defining Work Flows, Roles & Responsibilities, Team Membership
  • Lack of supporting Governance Capabilities
    • Defining Alliance and Program Level Governance Structures
    • Defining the Issue Escalation Process
  • Differences in Project Management Practices between organizations
    • Setting expectations
    • Harmonized practices
    • Training

- Lessons Learned and Conclusions

Speaker Information:

Rathna IyerRathna Iyer
Project Management Consultant
Integrated Project Management

Bio: Rathna Iyer is a Project Management Consultant at Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM), a leading provider of professional project management services to the life sciences industry. In this role, Rathna has combined her extensive drug discovery and development expertise with project management leadership skills, and along with client teams has successfully driven complex, cross functional projects. Working with global pharmaceutical companies and smaller “virtual” companies that operate predominantly through external resourcing, projects have ranged from clinical program management to process optimization. Rathna is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute