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Project management methodologies

Which add value and which are a waste of effort?

Life science projects use many methodologies to a varying degree of formality - Lean Sigma, Risk models, Decision models, Problem solving and so on.

This meeting will review and debate the results these have really produced over the years - and the latest views.

Kindly Hosted by: BTG, Camberley, United Kingdom 7th November 2017

Bookable Sessions

Full meeting (1 Day) - Includes all presentations (7th Nov 2017) Cost: £350.00 (+ VAT @ 20%)

Key Topics

Methodologies that are available to life science:

  • Traditional (‘waterfall’) project management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Lean Sigma / Continuous Improvement
  • Decision making frameworks
  • Visual Management

How much are we using these and how can we integrate the best blend of them?


Daniel Holladay: VP Transformation, Vodaphone

Daniel has a wealth of experience in both line and programme roles. His belief is that the key to sucessful delivery is clarity of goals then releasing the energy of individuals to achieve those targets.
He has delivered change in large line organisations and more recently in large global programmes through the application of great systems and processes, coupled with a focus on developing people through coaching and teaching.

Adrian Radue, ex-Oxford Biomedica

Adrian is a project manager, transformation leader and strategist who is skilled at bringing about business change. Recently with Oxford Biomedica and now as managing partner at Evans-Pool Associates Ltd, he has provided clients with expert project and change transformation implementation strategies as well as marketing excellence programmes.
His career has included various roles from manager, analyst, motivator, implementer, marketer, transformer and strategist. He is highly experienced at managing multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex challenges.

Mike Florence

Mike is an ex-large Pharma project management professional and consultant. His company facilitates the use of the Lean Start up and Business model canvas, risk to enhance decision-making and collaborative working, with a unique, highly interactive and practical approach. Recent highlights include using Lean Start Up and Business Model Canvas to advise SME's including 3d printing SME on strategy and actions to support successful start up and £1.5m TSB grant. Also acting as SBRI assessor.

Pauline Stewart-Long

Pauline is a highly experience consultant in project management, via a career culminating as VP global project management within GSK R&D.
Pauline is the chair of PIPMG.

Event Agenda

7th Nov 2017

Time Item Speaker
09:00 Welcome and Introduction Does life science project management need a more methodological approach? Pauline Stewart-Long
09:30 Agile / Waterfall Project Management – what are the benefits for life science? Adrian Radue, Oxford Biomedica
10:30 Break
11:00 Lean SixSigma/ Continuous improvement – how can it help Life science organisations? Mike Florence
12:00 Workshop part 1 – where do these methodologies make a contribution and where might they hinder? PIPMG Committee
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Making an integrated mix of methodologies work (non-Pharma case study) Daniel Holladay, Vodafone
14:30 Workshop part 2 – how can we build the best integrated use of methodologies in our own firms and remain flexible? PIPMG Committee
15:15 Break
15:30 Panel Discussion All speakers
15:50 Closing remarks PIPMG Committee

Venue Details

The meeting will be held on 7th Nov 2017 at: BTG, Lakeview, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YH, United Kingdom