The increased complexity of clinical trials places greater strategic demands on CROs and project managers (PMs). To ensure operational excellence and financial profitability under an ever-changing and challenging clinical trial environment, the role and profile of the PM needs to continuously evolve beyond the management of the “triple constraint.”. The competencies of the PM in the past are not those required for today.
In the past, PMs adhered to a simplistic but still established service triangle of time, cost and quality (i.e., triple constraint). But today that model has evolved significantly and PMs really need to sit in the driver’s seat, be fully accountable, push innovation, provide strategic leadership and drive more thorough risk analysis and management, ultimately ensuring return of R&D investments and delivery of perceived customer value.
Volker Hack and Denise Sackner (PPD) precisely outline in their recent article in appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com „The Changing Role of the CRO and its Effect on Project Management“ what the new competencies are that successful project managers need to fulfill all the new challenges in modern clinical trials. (Read more…)