Author: M Mohsin Khan
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. It is often closely related to and sometimes conflated with program management.A project is a temporary endeavor, having a defined beginning and end (usually constrained by date, but can be by funding or deliverables, undertaken to meet particular goals and objectives,usually to bring about beneficial change or added value.
The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast to business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent or semi-permanent functional work to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often found to be quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and the adoption of separate management.Project management is a carefully planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific (and usually) one-time objective, for example, construct a building or implement a major new computer system. Project management includes developing a project plan, which includes defining and confirming the project goals and objectives, identifying tasks and how goals will be achieved, quantifying the resources needed, and determining budgets and timelines for completion. It also includes managing the implementation of the project plan, along with operating regular 'controls' to ensure that there is accurate and objectiveinformation
Project Management Steps
These are the key steps in developing a close working partnership with you, our customer:
Mutual Confidentiality Agreement - This agreement will cover the exchange of confidential information regarding your documents, materials and processes used by Avid Bioservices.
Questionnaire - We pride ourselves in operating and maintaining a high level of compliance required of a multi-product facility. Completion of the questionnaire together with access to the customers Material Safety Data Sheet will help us determine the most appropriate procedures for the safe handling and processing of the material.
Technical Discussion - The results of any pilot or feasibility trials are reviewed to ensure agreement is reached on the final specification.
Project Proposal - Upon receiving a request for proposal (RFP) a price quotation will be proposed upon evaluation of your process requirements.
The Proposal Process - may contain all or part of the following steps:
Summary and evaluation of the customer current process
Media screening program and cell adaptation
Development of master and working cell banks
Cell culture development and scale-up processes
Purification method development
Shakedown manufacturing runs
Viral clearance studies
Quality Systems review
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About the Author
M MOHSIN KHAN MBA FROM ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY PAKISTAN