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Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has employed modern project management for decades. PMI Founder James Snyder worked in the pharmaceutical industry most of his career, including during the 1960s when PMI was founded.  Most major pharmaceutical companies and many smaller ones plan and manage their projects in accordance with international standards.  This industry is still growing and spreading around the world though and more modern professional project management is still needed in many pharmaceutical organizations.  Hopefully the resources below will prove useful to some of you.




Papers, Reports, Studies

The Integration of project management with supply chain management in Indian pharmaceutical projects – A paper by M Raja Shakar Reddy, Nasina Jigeesh and Prabhu Kumar published in IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management in December 2017.  Paper discloses best practices for integrating project management and supply chain management to improve the delivery of pharmaceutical projects. For more, click here.  (Kumar)

Complexity of Project Management in Pharmaceutical Industry – A 2014 conference paper by Asima Pattanaik, published by the Project Management Institute. In this paper, the author throws light on the industry realities and challenges in the pharmaceutical industry, project management team’s role in a pharmaceutical company and how to measure project success. To read this paper, visit https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/project-management-complexity-pharmaceutical-industry-1487 (Ovya RK)



Articles, Blogs, Opinions




Other Resources




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Created 15 February 2018


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