|Lucy Kramer - Schering Plough
Project Management - part art, part science.
At its best, project management is difficult but rewarding. (How
much work goes into completing a major project on time and on budget?)
At its worst, project management can be a frustrating sequence of near-disasters,
ranging from under-performing consultants to exasperated users, changing
requirements and unforeseen delays. In this context:
Lucy Kramer discussed some of the unique challenges
of successful project management in a regulated environment. These
included: extensive quality assurance, testing and documentation requirements,
elongated document and software and hardware retention schedules, and the
special considerations of a FDA inspection.
Does a regulated environment help ensure better
Or, does working in a regulated environment
actually hinder your ability to manage projects effectively?
Ms. Kramer also probed some of the similarities
and differences between IT project management in the pharmaceutical industry
and the telecommunications
Ms. Kramer is Associate Director, Systems
Assurance and Planning at Schjering-Plough Corporation.
graphs can be downloaded.