The Role of Project Management in Drug Discovery
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Description: We live in a difficult time with the pandemic globally requiring all pharmaceutical companies to develop a vaccine. Scientists focusing on drug discovery frequently wonder why project managers are required in the drug discovery process. If vaccine development requires working with multiple people, scope out the considerations for toxicology and pharmacology as part of their application for regulatory submission, understand the importance of safety and efficacy as they iterate through the stages of pre-clinical, clinical, and post-clinical stages ensuring quality balancing risk communicating with several types of agencies, the question of not involving project management principles only suggests a myopic view of any discipline rather than the interdependent view of multiple disciplines. In this webinar, we will discuss the pivotal role of project management and how every scientific community stands to benefit from adapting these processes in their drug discovery and development lifecycle.
Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan has more than 25 years of professional experience. He currently is an Agile Enterprise Coach at Inflectra and manages his own training business. Besides having managed numerous projects and leading programs for several clients in multiple industries under various project and agile delivery frameworks, he has also supported product development in a few market segments. He holds numerous certifications like PfMP, PgMP, PMP, ACP, ACC, CSM, CSPO, CSD, CSP, SSBB, and LSSBB. He has established the project and program management office along with supporting processes with a focus on continuous improvement and operational excellence.
Dr. Rajagopalan promotes a scholar-practitioner approach and has facilitated corporate training and delivered leadership and project management courses internationally. As a prolific writer and active speaker, he has published in international journals and professional periodicals on topics related to project management, agile transformation, and leadership. Based on his self-initiated post-doctoral work, he has published the TONES, PARAG, and SLEEP approach to middle management transformation. He recently published his book on “Organized Common Sense” sowing the seeds of agility and managing for results.
Dr. Rajagopalan received the prestigious and globally recognized PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence award in 2017 and was also one of the five finalists for the Kerzner Process Excellence award in 2012.