A Client’s Life Sciences data analytics team was seeking to gain foundational knowledge of project management. The team’s existing work environment centered around rapid response to their internal clients. The result was frequent scope creep, dissatisfied clients, and team burnout. This team was looking to move towards a more proactive approach, i.e., taking a more macro view, understanding the strategy for disease areas as it relates to the work, and moving towards a more matrixed environment.
CMK interviewed key members of the team to gain a deeper understanding of their current project management practices and knowledge gaps across the team. Feedback from these interviews provided the foundation for the training, which started with a segment of project management theory to establish baseline understanding, scenario-based discussions related to the kind of work the team undertook, and role-playing exercises to demonstrate some of the softer skills related to negotiation and stakeholder management
100% of the training participants had a favorable impression of the overall quality of the session, and 85% indicated that they would be able to perform their job more effectively as a result of the training.