Event Details

Smart Project Management

Agile working and realising benefits throughout a project

Our projects are typically focused on deliverables at the end and we can focus single-mindedly on these. This meeting will look at how we can optimise our work to gain tangible benefits for our business throughout the project life-cycle and consume less resource overall.

Kindly Hosted by: AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Sweden 5th - 6th October 2017

20 CPD points are available to people attending the full meeting.

Key Topics

Agile Project Management – what is it and how it applies to our projects

What do we mean by Project Benefits?

What benefits are we measuring – and how can we apply this methodology to our projects?


Pauline Stewart-Long, Stewart Long Solutions

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.

Trish Melton: Managing Director, MIME Solutions Ltd

Trish Melton is Managing Director of MIME Solutions Ltd, an engineering and management consultancy providing project management, business change management, regulatory and GMP consulting for pharmaceutical, chemical, and healthcare clients. She has previously worked for Elli Lilly and GSK amongst others. She has authored papers and presented globally on various subjects including project management, quality risk management and lean manufacturing. Dr Melton will share a case study demonstrating a value centred approach to new product launch and how AGILE principles have been integrated into each aspect of the project management approach.

Carsten Lauridsen, Novozymes

Carsten Lauridsen is a chemical engineer by training, and has worked for Novozymes since 1991, in various leadership positions, but always in Research and Development functions. These included responsibility for all formulation work, managing development of enzymes for laundry detergents, director of R&D Beijing, and driving projects as a Project Director. The past 7 years he has focused on implementing Lean in Product Development processes. Carsten is married and has two grown children, and spends most weekends in his Swedish country house in northern Halland. Carsten will share his work on Rapid Learning Cycles in Product Development projects.

Kevin Lonergan: Principal Project Management Consultant, PMIS Consulting

Kevin Lonergan is a career long project management professional who became involved with benefits realisation in a practical manner over 15 years ago and is Principal Project Management Consultant at PMIS Consulting. He is the author of the UK’s first publically available training course (2003), and has delivered this course to well over 100 organisations. Mr Lonergan will share the most important lessons we have seen over that period - and still see to this day.

Ingela Nylander

Ingela Nylander is a cross-functional Global Project Leader with experience from all phases of drug development and a proven track record of delivering major blockbuster drug products to the marketplace. She has 20 years' experience of Project Leadership in pharmaceutical R&D including Astra Zeneca, Albireo and Captario. She is a Lean Sigma Blackbelt & Project management specialist leading major change and improvement programs and will present on reducing uncertainty and increasing the likelihood of reaching the TPP.

Martina Johansson, AstraZeneca

Event Agenda

Day 1 - 5th Oct 2017

Time Item Speaker
13:30 Registration and coffee PIPMG Committee
13:45 AGILE – what is it? Pauline Stewart-Long, Stewart Long Solutions
14:30 Case study To Be Confirmed
15:15 Break
15:45 Get Agile! Deliver Faster! A case study demonstrating a value-centred approach to new product launch Trish Melton, MIME Solutions Ltd
16:30 Workshop discussion – how does this apply to our projects? PIPMG Committee
17:15 Closing Remarks PIPMG Committee
19:00 Dinner – Venue to be announced

Day 2 - 6th Oct 2017

Time Item Speaker
09:00 Welcome and Introduction PIPMG Committee
09:15 Agile Product Development with Rapid Learning Cycles Carsten Lauridsen, Novozymes
10:00 Benefits realisation – lessons learned from the front line Kevin Lonergan, PMIS Consulting
11:00 Break
11:30 Workshop Part 1 – What benefits are we measuring in our organisations? PIPMG Committee
12:00 Case study: Benefit realisation with a focus on reducing uncertainty and increasing the likelihood of reaching the TPP. Ingela Nylander
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Case study - Information Management in early drug projects Martina Johansson, AstraZeneca
14:15 Workshop Part 2 – Bringing it all together – what could we be doing in the future? PIPMG Committee
15:00 Panel discussion All Speakers
15:30 Closing Remarks PIPMG Committee
15:45 Close

Venue Details

The meeting will be held on 5th - 6th October 2017 at: AstraZeneca, Pepparedsleden 1, 431 83 Mölndal, Gothenburg, Sweden

About the Venue

Here are some suggestions for hotels local to the venue:

Scandic Mölndal, Barnhemsgatan 23, 431 31 Mölndal, Sweden (details here)

Hotel Mölndals Bro Hotel, Nämndemansgatan 5, 431 33 Mölndal, Sweden (details here)
Good Morning Mölndal, Idrottsvägen 6, 431 62 Mölndal, Sweden (details here)