Michael Federman

Presentation: Stakeholder Engagement & Communication in BioPharma

Abstract: Managing the development of a drug molecule from research through commercialized product is a long and arduous journey. Along that journey are many speed bumps and triumphs, process optimization, clinical trials, and manufacturing validations, but all along the way there are a variety of key stakeholders who engage in decision making, guiding, and informing project teams. As a biopharma project manager – one needs to communicate effectively, work in a cross functional matrix, guide project teams through many levels of governance to achieve success and reach the next milestone on the path to health authority approvals. There are also many drug molecules and project teams that form partnerships, alliances, or even contract out certain aspects to specialized organizations and services, all of which require key stakeholder management and communication channels to ensure goals are met, progress is made, and the organization stays competitive within a given therapy area.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management (Ways of Working)

Biography: Michael Federman – 10 years of project management and biopharmaceutical experience, 7 years at AstraZeneca in Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Project Management. DMV native, attended University of Maryland for undergrad (Biochemistry) and attended Johns Hopkins University for grad school (MS Biotechnology / MBA). I have held project management positions in life sciences/diagnostics, biodefence, and pharmaceuticals.