Welcome to James Samanen Consulting!

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Discovery Management Solutions –Your portal to Best Practice in Discovery Management for the Bio/Pharmaceutical Industry

Please have a look around!

As you can see in the left tool bar, Discovery Management Solutions discusses a broad range of topics that are of interest to the Bio/pharmaceutical community – check out the Overall Outline to see what we cover.  Or you can go to a topic via the left tool bar. We hope you will appreciate the possibilities that this site offers!

The set of websites previously associated with James Samanen Consulting has been revised. If you had visited those websites – we discuss our efforts at consolidation under What’s Changed.

This site also continues to evolve.  There may be new information in some of the pages you had viewed previously.

We appreciate your feedback!  Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments about the site that don’t relate to a particular page.  If you would like to learn about the services that we offer, we provide a link to James Samanen Consulting in the header.

To learn more about

  • How Bio/Pharmaceutical R&D is organized, click here
  • The differences between Small Molecule, Peptide and Protein-based Drugs, click here
  • Bio/Pharmaceutical Program & Project Management, click here
  • Portfolio Management click here
  • Managing Risk & Value in your portfolio, click here
  • The difference between Best Practice and Fit for Purpose, click here
  • The benefits of Project Tracking, click here

Bio/pharmaceutical Discovery Management is about executive decision making and matrix management. It is also about Project Management and Portfolio Management.

Project Management is a discipline that varies in the level of professionalism within Bio/pharmaceutical R&D.  To focus attention on that discipline we created the website – Project Leader Solutions.

Portfolio Management is also a discipline that varies in the level of professionalism within Bio/pharmaceutical R&D.  But because the need is critical to Discovery Management we include discussion of Portfolio Management within this website.

But because Discovery Management encompasses both project management and portfolio management we list the topics covered by both sites here in the overall outline and provide links to those sites.

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