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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

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?


Mike Florence, i-Business Flo

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.

Fiona Racher, Risk Decisions Group

Fiona is the Business Development director for Risk Decisions Group, a global consulting business that helps organisations embed risk management practice across their operations. They have developed the ‘Predict!’ software tool that helps to increase the visibility of risk within the business. Fiona comes from a background of marketing communications, and has worked for 12 years at Risk Decisions.

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.

Event Agenda

7th Nov 2017

Time Item Speaker
09:00 Welcome and Introduction Should life science project management adopt an Agile approach approach? PIPMG Committee
09:30 Lean SixSigma/ Continuous improvement – how can it help Life science organisations – and how could it be adopted in R&D? Mike Florence, i-Business Flo
11:00 Break
11:15 What is the value of a systematic approach to Risk Management? Fiona Racher, Risk Decisions Group
12:00 Group discussion – what can we conclude from these various methodologies? PIPMG Committee
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Making an integrated mix of methodologies work (non-Pharma case study) Daniel Holladay, Vodaphone
14:30 Workshop – 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 November 2017 at: BTG, Lakeview, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YH, United Kingdom