CRO Best Practices: Moving from Reactive to Strategic Project Management
Date: Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Time: 10am PT (1pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Traditional project management of clinical trials, when performed by CROs, provide focus on oversight of timelines, budgets, resourcing and performance goals. Biotech and pharma clients require more from project managers – a true partnership in clinical development.
Project Managers are increasingly being expected to:
- Support the client’s business strategy and sustainability
- Interpret trends identified within a project that may impact the current clinical trial design and future clinical development, regulatory, and commercial strategies
- Identify and mitigate risks prior to realizing a larger project impact
CROs are struggling to move from traditional to strategic project management and clients are being impacted.
This webinar will share best practices on strategic project management for clinical trials from both the CRO delivery and the Sponsor expectation perspectives. A case study will also be included to provide an example of the shift from traditional to strategic project management and resulting benefits for the project including financial impact, team dynamics, efficiency of correspondence and communication, and superior delivery of project management services.
Please join Heather Davis, an independent consultant with over 26 years experience in clinical trials project management, clinical monitoring, and operational strategy across biotech and CRO industries with a specialty in oncology clinical trials. Heather will share her experience and best practices from both the CRO and Sponsors perspective to build clear expectations and stronger relationships focused on success.
Heather Davis, Oncology Drug Development & Operational Strategy Consultant
Heather brings over 26 years experience in clinical trials project management, clinical monitoring, and operational strategy across biotech and CRO industries with a specialty in oncology clinical trials.
Heather holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies: International & Environmental Development from University of Colorado at Boulder.
Julie Peacock, Clinical Intelligence Expert, Comprehend
Closely aligned with customers and the sales organization, Julie focuses on enabling prospects and customers on Comprehend’s Clinical Intelligence solutions. She manages go to market strategy, sales enablement, and product marketing.
Prior to Comprehend, Julie spent 18 years at Oracle Corporation in the enterprise application space where she managed strategy, field enablement and launch activities for a series of BtoB solutions. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Auburn University.