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3 Critical Mistakes in Pharma Resourcing Decision-Making

Sometimes it is hard to understand how pharmaceutical companies make hiring decisions.  There is no doubt that hiring decisions in the pharma world are complex and risky. Still, after helping a countless number of pharmaceutical companies over the last 25 years, sometimes I still just don’t get it. We all know that hiring decisions are […]

Blog  | 8/7/2020
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Choosing the Right Investigator – Difficult but Crucial to Success

The way clinical trial site feasibility is conducted has changed over the years. Now, choosing the right investigators (site feasibility) for your clinical trial is arguably the most critical decision to ensure enrollment success.  Although overwhelming, what can make it truly daunting is a lack of data. According to Tufts, nearly 50% of investigators fail […]

Blog  | 8/5/2020
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The Biggest Clinical Trial Problem Is Not Patient Enrollment!

If there was one problem you could fix with clinical trials, what would it be?  Would it be better supply chain?  Better clinical trial software?  More qualified clinical trial personnel, such as clinical project managers?  Sure, all of these are serious challenges we face day in and day out, but many clinical team members would […]

Blog  | 7/30/2020
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Have Resource Management Tools Evolved with the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Twenty years ago, I worked for a top 10 pharmaceutical company implementing an enterprise project management tool to help a resource forecasting and capacity managment across R&D.  At that time, pharma executives and managers were being asked to not only focus on the science but also to “run R&D like a business”.  Back then we […]

Blog  | 7/27/2020
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A Business Case On Why You Need Resource Management Now

Are you a functional manager or department head who is struggling to keep straight what your people are doing, who has free time, and who’s overworked?  Or are you trying to make sure that all your projects have the proper coverage necessary to get everything done on time, so you don’t get an unpleasant visit […]

Blog  | 7/13/2020
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Six Aspects of a Modern Resource Management Tool

The opinions on resource and portfolio management are so diverse, and it’s been this way for years, if not decades.  The opinions range from resource management geeks who use every term in the book from attrition to forecasting to algorithms to my favorite fungible resources. Makes it sound like our resources are mushrooms…a fungus. There […]

Blog  | 7/13/2020
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Intrinsic – Demand Projections

Pharmaceutical and R&D businesses are driven by projects. Some are clinical trials or drug programs, while others are more operational in nature (such as process improvement). Regardless, managing resource demand to ensure proper staffing for these projects is crucial.  Without the ability to project resource demands and manage gaps in capacity, companies risk making poor […]

Blog  | 3/23/2020
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CRO Data Integration: Your CTMS or Mine?

In today’s environment, it is almost certain that the pharmaceutical industry will continue the downsizing of drug development operations.  In doing this, they will place an ever-greater reliance on strategic CRO alliances and collaborative technologies. As sponsors increase their reliance on CROs, the need for better collaboration and more transparency will also increase. Data Collection In […]

Blog  | 12/7/2017
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What are the benefits of a cloud-based CTMS?

Pharmaceutical companies have been operating in the cloud for over a decade. For clinical trials, EDC (Electronic Data Capture) was the first of the eClinical systems to move into the cloud. Cloud-based CTMS (Clinical Trial Management Systems) have had a slower cloud adoption, but in the last several years, pharmaceutical companies have been pushing for […]

Blog  | 01/19/2017
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Three Key Reasons to Switch to Interactive Data Visualization

Are you still using static visuals when interactive data visualization is available?  What is data visualization?!  I’m glad you asked. Data visualization is the presentation of information in a graphical form such that you can glean insights or make decisions.  It helps one communicate information effectively, efficiently and clearly. In today’s environment, traditional tools used […]

Blog  | 6/22/2015
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