By Claudia Campbell-Matland, Life Sciences LCI Chairperson
PMINJ's new Life Sciences LCI filled the room at the
inaugural event on October 15th. The LCI heard Paul B
Cook, PhD, PMP of IPM present: "What is Life Sciences
Project Management? Perspectives from Industry Experts".
Paul shared experience and details on current industry
trends and expectations for life science PMs, engaged the
audience for their insights, and provided practical
approaches to the various questions that were asked.
The LCI shares its thanks to Paul for a wonderful, engaging
event and thanks to the Core Team for organizing the event
including: Virgil Yumo - for speaker engagement, Dave
Dalessandro - who worked with Virgil for speaker engagement,
developed our event marketing and led the core team's social
media campaign. The event also included a presentation
of the LCI's Mission & Objectives by Core Team member
It was a great way to kick off the Life Sciences LCI’s new
first program year!
This session will examine the practical application of
program and project management in the Life Sciences
industry, how the industry adoption has affected
productivity, how the practice has evolved in this
environment, explore some of the variety of the practice,
and identify those parameters that dictate the variety.
Participants should leave with a better understanding of the
variety of practical applications and some of the
About our speaker: speaker Paul
B. Cook, Ph.D. – Director Business Development, Integrated
Project Management Co.
Paul is responsible for driving business development in
IPM’s Life Sciences business and developing and implementing
the business strategy to drive their growth. He serves on
their Quality Regulatory and Product Development Centers of
Excellence. With a passion for translating science into
products and over 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical
development, Dr. Cook is a Life Science expert, and has
engaged with companies seeking to speed the delivery of
products to patients.
He has a PhD from University of California, Berkeley and a
certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a
frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of project