Tag: Dan Patrick

Managing a Portfolio of Drug Development Projects: How to Find More Certainty in an Uncertain World

The drug development business is fraught with uncertainty.  Unpredictability in discovering and testing new molecular compounds or biologics – ranging from the scientific, operational, financial, regulatory, and organizational – are inherent parts of the process. This article is not about forever-eliminating uncertainty in the drug development process; that will never...

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Improving Organizational Effectiveness to Keep Pace with An Evolving Market Landscape

Before we dive into actual strategies for improving organizational effectiveness, let’s take a moment to define and de-mystify this trendy term. At its core, organizational effectiveness is simple – it’s the ability of a group to meet its objectives and goals.  Through this lens, the concept is fairly straight-forward.  However,...

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The Hammers and Nails of R&D Portfolio Management:  A Fool With a Tool is Still a Fool 

After attending a recent R&D portfolio and resource management conference, and listening to presenters from both large, established, and rising star pharmaceutical companies and life science organizations, we were surprised to hear how many companies were grappling with issues related to transparency and consistency of data, the ability to drive...

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What to Do From Deal Announcement to Deal Close

When a major merger or acquisition is announced, it is typically met with a combination of excitement and anxiety by the employees at the respective companies. The focus of this article will be on one of the most critical steps to occur at both companies very shortly after deal announcement:...

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Leadership Challenges During a Major Merger or Acquisition

Mergers & acquisitions are a challenging undertaking requiring strong and engaged leadership to drive success.   Some of the biggest challenges can be found in the people side of the equation – the uncertainty and stress – that require a leader who understands that the value of a company is based...

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