November 10, 2016 CE – Project Management

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
A systematic approach to Project Management and execution for a typical pharmaceutical / biotechnology facility

Speaker: Dwipen Ghosh
Retired, Senior Director – US and Abroad

Thursday November 10, 2016
5:15pm-5:30pm – Networking
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner & Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 KBR Employees
$15 WEBEX option

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance. Webex information will be provided 1 day in advance.

Course Description:
In the highly-regulated world of pharmaceutical and biotech product manufacturing, it is imperative that projects from facility qualification and scale-up to quality control and batch review are completed efficiently and effectively. The difference between success and failure of your manufacturing efforts is often due to poor project execution. Production delays lead to loss of profits, and a sound foundation in project management can help prevent this.

This course is designed to introduce a very practical, systematic approach for project execution with a view to improving the productivity, quality and minimizing rework. Course content will focus on the application of various project management tools and techniques available (PMP/PMI) in a sequential manner as a recipe for overall project success with regard to cost, schedule, safety, operability and validation of your facility for regulatory approval.

During this interactive, 90-minute session you will learn:

  • Critical steps for initiating a project – who, what, and when
  • Key areas where projects fail in a pharma/biotech manufacturing environment: Avoiding pitfalls
  • Specific ways to apply PMI PMBOK principles to a pharma/biotech manufacturing environment
  • Important pieces for project close-out and review

The course will cover the following important steps for any successful project execution as follows:

  • Four steps for project execution in general
  • Project Risk Assessment ( Step 5 )
  • Value Management ( Step 6 )
  • General Lessons Learned for any project execution
  • General Recommendation

Who Should attend?
This course will be of benefit to anyone involved in project management and execution in a pharma/biotech manufacturing environment. This will be particularly beneficial to aspiring project managers looking for foundational knowledge, and seasoned project managers to compare their thinking of past project experience with various challenges.

After graduating from NJIT with a masters in Chemical Engineering he worked for Foster Wheeler while getting his MBA. He spent the next 30+ years in project management or Senior project engineering positions across the markets of pharma, vaccines, refinery, petrochemical, and specialty chemical. He has comprehensive diversified project management and execution experience both in US and overseas settings (Japan, Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and India).

In his experience over the years, he has held senior level positions for various multinational companies in the development best practices, peer reviews, PM training program, project key performance indicators, Lean Project Delivery System in addition to handling of multimillion dollar projects. (Companies worked : Sanofi pasteur, Rhodia, Lever Brothers, Mobil Oil, Foster Wheeler and Bechtel.)

Please register no later than Wednesday November 9 at 5:00 PM. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Please feel free to contact Colleen McGinness ( with any questions or concerns you may have.