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A Pharma Industry Case Study

Time: February 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Frontline Technologies
Street: 1400 Atwater Drive ( near the EZPass Exit of the Turnpike)
City/Town: Malvern PA
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2016

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Event Description

Agile Team and Program Management in the Pharma Industry: A Case Study

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ALMCA has made this presentation freely available for distribution Charlie and Deb have blogged the core topics on Linkedin Pulse and are happy to discuss the materials with all interested.

Further, Charlie has blogged about the Delivery Risk topic and provided a bit more color on the topic.

Three years ago, Almac Clinical Technologies in Souderton, PA undertook a project to rebuild its web-based clinical trials technology delivery platform taking a “green field” approach.

This included the development of a new technology platform and a new Agile-friendly SDLC replacing Almac’s waterfall-centric approach to software development. Almac was new Agile methods, working within a conservative pharmaceutical domain where patient safety and data integrity are paramount.

Areas of Concentration
- Focusing on Agile team and program management and meeting product standards of the FDA.
- Discuss their novel “delivery risk” management model for enhancing delivery predictability of multi-team Agile programs.
- This delivery risk model will identify, communicate and manage risk to the overall program release cycle and product strategy.

- Gary Dampman, CSM and a Six Sigma Green Belt - Agile Program Manager at Almac Clinical Technologies
- Deb Kandebo, MPM, PMI-PMP, CSM, and a Six Sigma Green Belt is an Agile Project Manager at Almac Clinical Technologies
- Charlie Morris, Vice President, New Products & Services, Almac Clinical Technologies

Gary has over 8 years of Program Manager experience overseeing Agile software development projects.  Gary currently develops within his innovative approach to improving visibility, predictability and risk management in projects. Gary previously led the Agile practices at Praxair specialty gases and their regulated industry using a waterfall approach.

Deb uses Agile to improve quality and speed of software development and collaboration. Her focus is on business needs driving IT and how IT affects revenue. She was recently published in the Journal for Clinical Studies.

Charlie Morris, CTO, combines passionate customer and prospect-facing evangelism and sales savvy, focusing on revenue. Charlie has led technical delivery teams in the military, medical, and financial services domains.

On a more personal note, Charlie is an early adopter of technology with a passion for new and emerging software and gadgets, and is also a writer and blogger on technology leadership and technical career development topics.

The Almac Group is also the food sponsor for this meeting.

It will not be pizza, so your pizza cravings are going to have to wait a month.  Almac people eat real food.  They want to show us what it is.

The meeting will be at Frontline.

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