Project Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The industry attracts professionals from various backgrounds, such as research chemists, regulatory experts, quality personnel, and the production team responsible for mass drug production. However, one group that truly stands out in this diverse mix is Project Managers. They play a crucial role in driving successful projects, offering leadership, guidance, and direction to ensure timely completion within budget.

If you’re a professional in the pharmaceutical industry, you can elevate your career by investing in project management training. Equip yourself with the necessary skills to effectively manage large-scale projects through a specially tailored project management course.

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Importance of Project Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated and the need to keep pace with ever-changing regulations is critical. This can be a challenge for project managers, who must ensure that all projects are completed within both cost and regulatory requirements. Projects in the pharmaceutical industry range from small improvements in processes to large-scale drug development projects. It’s essential that the right tools and techniques are utilized to ensure that these projects are completed efficiently and on time.

Project managers in the pharmaceutical industry must have a comprehensive understanding of the various regulations, international standards, and laws that govern their activities. They also need to possess excellent communication skills so they can optimally collaborate with stakeholders across teams. By investing in training for project managers, companies can ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget. A well-trained project manager will be able to effectively manage resources, identify risks and solve problems related to drug development projects.

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Project Management Training for the Pharmaceutical Industry

At Velopi, we understand the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and offer a range of courses specifically tailored to this sector. Whether it’s an overview of project management or a deep dive into risk assessment techniques, our courses provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful project managers. Our training is delivered by experienced Project Management Professionals. They will share their expertise and provide practical advice to help participants gain a better understanding of how to manage projects and tasks.

We also offer specialised courses for project teams, such as those involved in research or clinical trials. These courses focus on developing an understanding of the processes involved in these activities, including risk assessment and management. Our courses have been designed to meet the needs of professionals at every stage of their career, from new project managers to experienced professionals looking for advanced training. We also offer customised programmes that can be tailored to the specific needs and challenges faced by individual organisations.

Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

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“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

Aisling Creedon
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork

“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

Ann Heffernan

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Yes, we are! Our relationship with the Project Management Institute goes back to 2011 when we became a Registered Education Provider (REP). We became an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) in 2020.

Project management is an applied discipline and many of today’s project managers have developed their own ways of working and have achieved great things through trial and error. However, by learning about the industry-standard, tools and techniques available to you, you can avoid a lot of expensive mistakes.

By taking a project management training course with Velopi, you will learn an internationally-recognized vocabulary and will discover how to approach the management of projects in a way that would work in any setting.

Overall, we find that our students, particularly the ones that have earned either professional or academic credentials, feel more confident in their roles and find themselves eager to expand their spheres of influence.

Ireland is no different from any other country in terms of project management. However, many US multinationals have facilities here in Ireland and, for the most part, they embrace the teachings of the Project Management Institute and, as such, are interested in hiring people who understand this way of working.

If you are new to the country and seeking employment, we recommend taking one of our public courses. Not only will you gain project management knowledge and skills, you will also have ample networking opportunities to establish contacts with organizations that take project management seriously.

Also, if you are currently out of work, many of Velopi’s courses are delivered through the Skillnets organizations and they provide very attractive discounts, particularly for the unemployed.

Project management is a transferable skill. Thus these courses are relevant to all industries from Medical Devices, through Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, the Public Sector, to Information & Communications Technologies.

This is reflected in the nature of our case study exercises. Students quickly realize that the problems they have faced in the workplace are very similar to those outlined in class.

Students also meet project managers from other industries and networking with these brings home the universal nature of most project management issues.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

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