Successful project management links outcomes to strategic company goals
Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
June xx, 1999
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ANALYSIS AND INSIGHT INTO CRITICAL DRUG DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
MAIN IDEAS – ABSTRACT
Matrix teams add value by transferring thinking and knowledge throughout the organization, not simply by conveying a US or European approach elsewhere.
Project planning and management ensure a more rigorous and strategic approach to portfolio management.
R&D teams are strongest when they remain independent of line functions.
When done successfully, benchmarking motivates the organization to excel.
Intra-company communication is of critical importance.