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Putting Theories Into Practice: Developing Risk Mitigation Strategies

AUTHOR: Kirk Dackow

In a recent article, Risk Management and Disaster Recovery in the Age of COVID-19, we discussed how we can gain valuable risk management insights by first looking at the likelihood and impact of a given risk and then drilling down…
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Risk and Consequences Log

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

As we have observed with the COVID-19 pandemic, a lack of preparation may cause serious consequences for your organization. We have created a Risk and Consequences Log to help you identify and mitigate the threats that can severely and negatively…
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Risk Management and Disaster Recovery in the Age of COVID-19

AUTHOR: Kirk Dackow

While we self-quarantine, practice social distancing and adjust to the new world order wrought by the COVID-19 virus, we can take away multiple business lessons from this pandemic. Today, the topic is risk management. The practice of risk management has…
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The Benefits of Benefits Realization Programs

AUTHOR: Kirk Dackow

In a perfect world… Every company would have unlimited budgets to fund every project that its managers envision as strategic relative to the company’s success. Every project funded would see all of its intended outcomes achieved and promised benefits realized.…
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Don’t Hit “Send,” Say “Hello” Instead

AUTHOR: Jaime Patterson

The Value of an Open-Door Policy, a Phone Call and a Handshake Put down the smartphone. Step away from the email. Take a break from the emojis. Give your indoor voice some exercise and say something…out loud. When it comes…
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Build Trust by Being Transparent with Employees

AUTHOR: Jaime Patterson

The success of a business depends in large part on the quality of its leaders. A strong leader has the power to motivate, energize and drive results. They know how to get the best out of their team and build…
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Traffic Lights Don’t Work

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

Effective performance metrics depend on a healthy culture and communication “No one will ever use red” is always the first comment at the start of every product launch kickoff when discussing how the team will report performance status. Followed immediately…
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Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) B2B Services

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

A pharmaceutical technology company originally created a tool to validate the safety of medications, and while the tool effectively met the initial goal, after two years of use, many end-users wanted more automation, less paperwork and greater efficiencies.…
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Commercial IT Application Rationalization as a Result of Pharma M&A

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

A biotechnology company was preparing for a merger and had no formal M&A processes in place for IT specifically. Most of its existing company-wide standard operating procedures and templates were hard to locate, many out of date, and…
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IT Resiliency

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

A Top 10 global pharmaceutical company had been hacked as the unintended target of a malware attack that left their global network of business and lab devices unconfigured and inaccessible. Every department  was affected, and all commercial, financial…
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Assessing the Value of Project Management in Medical Affairs

AUTHOR: Jennifer Schaefer

Our previous posts in this series reviewed the history and evolution of Medical Affairs departments in the pharma industry, noting how the growth of these departments led to an increasing need for project management expertise. We then explored the ways…
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Project Management: How Medical Affairs Receives Value Every Day

AUTHOR: Jennifer Schaefer

In our prior article, we discussed the history and evolution of Medical Affairs departments, and reviewed how these departments have grown to perform so many integral functions within pharmaceutical companies. We also observed that, as Medical Affairs’ work streams have…
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