Whitepapers and Webinars on Project Management from James Samanen Consulting

We offer the following Whitepapers and Webinars on Project Management.

  1. Bare Essentials for Managing Your Project – webinar
  2. Project Leader Authority – Make It Enough – webinar
  3. Project Management for Consultants – webinar
  4. Qualities of a Good Project Leader – whitepaper, webinar
  5. Resource Tracking in Biopharmaceutical R&D – whitepaper, webinar
  6. The Prepared Project Leader – webinar

Scroll down to learn more about each of these offerings.

You may also find useful information at our website www.projectleadersolutions.com


1. Bare Essentials for Managing Your Project – webinar

This content can be delivered in a webinar upon arrangement with James Samanen Consulting.

This webinar is about Managing Your Project, The Bare Essentials. We discuss the following topics.

  • The Disease Area Strategy Plan
  • The Desired Product Profile
  • Resource Planning
  • Determining Completion Dates
  • Developing and Following a Project Plan
  • Establishing Routine Team Meetings
  • Challenges to Effective Project Management,
  • The Differences between Projects seeking a Biologic versus a Peptide or Small Molecule.

We’ll also discuss what you need from your company

  • A Project Database
  • Project Reviews
  • Reward & Recognition – It’s what you and your team deserve.

If this content is of interest to you and your organization, and you would like to arrange a webinar, please Contact Us.


2. Project Leader Authority – Make It Enough – webinar

This content can be delivered in a webinar upon arrangement with James Samanen Consulting. We discuss the following topics.

  1. Definitions: project vs. program, leader vs. manager, matrix manager
  2. Aggregate Project Risk – Why Discovery Resource is managed through line departments, not through project teams as we find in late stage Development
  3. The triangular relationship between line departments, project leaders and portfolio management, focused on project teams
  4. Leading with Responsibility but without Authority
  5. What is Expected of a Good Project Leader
  6. Getting the Most out of your Team Reps
  7. Maximizing your relationships with Stakeholders and the Bosses of your Team Reps
  8. Pressures on Profitability – how project leaders & portfolio managers can help to keep costs down

If this content is of interest to you and your organization, and you would like to arrange a webinar, please Contact Us.


3. Project Management for Consultants – whitepaper, webinar

Consultants do projects.  The manner in which the project is performed is project management.  Thus, project management is the art of what consultants do.  It includes both “hard skills” and “soft skills”.

This white paper is about the so-called hard skills. It’s about how to set up and run a project.  It includes the following tasks.

1. Determining Your Stakeholders

2. Getting your project Started with Project Planning.  Activities include

 – Goal Setting

 – Project Planning, and

 – Project Approval

3. Getting it Done or Project Execution. Here activities include

 – Project Meetings

 – Project Tracking

 – Project Completion, and

 – After Project Review

We invite you to download our white paper on this subject – “Project Management for Consultants – How to Set Up and Run A Consulting Project”.  We’ll delve into each of these activities as these are things you should think about with every project that you do.

This whitepaper may be purchased for $100, via Paypal. Please Contact Us and we will send you a Paypal invoice. Upon receipt of payment we will email you the PDF file.

This content can also be delivered as a webinar upon arrangement with James Samanen Consulting.


4. Qualities of a Good Project Leader – whitepaper, webinar

In our downloadable PDF file, we describe the qualities of a good project leader. While the focus is on Biopharmaceutical R&D, the concepts apply to any industry where project managment is critical. In this whitepaper we pursue the following points.

  • The Project Leader and the Project Team
  • Discovery Project Leader vs. Discovery Program Leader
  • Discovery Project Leader – what to expect
    • Out of the Comfort Zone – Learning to Manage Others
    • The Boss – Needs to Value Project Leadership
    • Line Managers – The Team Line Representatives’ Bosses
    • Discovery Project Team Meeting Styles – Scientific versus business style
  • Development Project Leader – what to expect
  • Project Leader vs Project Manager

This whitepaper may be purchased for $100, via Paypal. Please Contact Us and we will send you a Paypal invoice. Upon receipt of payment we will email you the PDF file.

This content can also be delivered as a webinar upon arrangement with James Samanen Consulting.


5. Resource Tracking in Biopharmaceutical R&D – whitepaper, webinar

We have created a downloadable PDF file on Resource Tracking that you may wish to consider. In this white paper we discuss the following subjects.

  1. Elements of a Robust Resource Tracking System
  2. Best Practice in Resource Tracking
  3. Discontinuous Application of Resource – the Reality
  4. As-Required versus Dedicated Resource
  5. Stage and Project Independence of Resource Application
  6. Resource Analysis and Capacity Planning

This whitepaper may be purchased for $100, via Paypal. Please Contact Us and we will send you a Paypal invoice. Upon receipt of payment we will email you the PDF file.

This content can also be delivered as a webinar upon arrangement with James Samanen Consulting.

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6. The Prepared Project Leader – webinar

This content can be delivered in a webinar upon arrangement with James Samanen Consulting.

1. Some Essential Terminology – Bio/pharmaceutical, R&D is Discovery & Development; Stage-Gate organization

2. Some Definitions – Project Management versus Portfolio Management

3. The Prepared Project Leader

  • Roles of a Project Leader
  • The Optimal Project Leader Skill Set and how to develop it
  • Out of Comfort Zone – managing in other lines
  • Project Team Meeting Styles
  • Emotional Intelligence of Prepared Project Leaders
  • The Communication Skills of Prepared Project Leaders

If this content is of interest to you and your organization, and you would like to arrange a webinar, please Contact Us.