There's nothing conventional about our PL/PM services. We employ empathetic leadership and "management by wandering around," even if it is virtual. Think about how diverse your team is and their varied life experiences. You need a leader that can get the best from of each team member and get the team to work as a high performing team.
Of course, we are well versed in the traditional pillars of project management: scope, schedule, budget, quality, resourcing and risk management, and all of the PM tools and techniques (e.g., Microsoft Project, Earned Value Management, FMEAs); however, we take a novel and more thoughtful approach to comprehensively manage the project.
We have developed a practical approach to decision analytics that is grounded in the simple fact that most choices come down to cost-benefit. Some decision making frameworks, such as Kepner Tregoe, feel so precise as you work through the process. However, many times the inputs and constraints are hastily developed or the time investment to work through the process isn't right-sized for the value of making an overly, and likely falsely, precise decision.
We start by understanding the objectives and constraints and then iterate through a decision tree framework that utilizes the probabilities of event outcomes and calculates the "expected payoff" of the decision path. And, inevitably, working through the problem provides newfound insights, rather than just having a glorified calculator output a recommended decision.
If you give your team the simple task of envisioning a tree, they should all be in lock-step, right? Truth is that when you drill down on it, some are envisioning a redwood tree, an oak tree, a maple tree, a cherry tree... Point being, if the team does not have a shared vision, then problems will arise later when you tell them that they need to design and build a tree house for the tree. Many times teams charge off, thinking that they know what needs to be done, only to design and build, rarely testing, a solution that misses the mark.
We facilitate 1.5 day long workshops to get your team to define and buy-into their shared vision.
No, we are not regulatory consultants, but we know how to prepare a team for a face-to-face FDA pre-submission meeting. Every minute of an FDA meeting is precious, so we put in the hard work with your team to maximize the value, both time and money, with several hours of structured preparation and strategizing. Put another way, they say that you are only as good as your sparring partner.