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Translating Corporate Strategy into Project Strategy: Realizing Corporate Strategy Through Project Management by Ashley Jamieson, Peter Morris

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Portfolio Management Roles and Responsibilities

Most pharmaceutical project management organizations distinguish between a project leader (or director) role and the project manager.

Typically, the former has a strong feeling for the science of the development (and ought to have a good grasp of the commercial possibilities—but combining the two is often a challenge); the latter is more concerned with the operational management of the project. The reasons for this split are largely historic: the differences are similar to those between a movie director and producer, as discussed in Foulkes and Morris (2004). In practice, the precise sharing of responsibilities often follows the characteristics and wishes of the two individuals filling these roles ...

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