Meet Our Sponsors
Who are we?
We are a group of volunteers collaborating together under the umbrella of a non-profit.
Why do we exist?
Because we wanted to share best project management practices for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices industries with people like you. Our membership has grown exponentially in the last couple of years. We have established the infrastructure required to enable the sharing of best practices and networking among like minded professionals at a local and global level
What is our relationship with PMI and PMI Pharmaceutical Community of Practice?
We are independent of PMI and its communities or components). We are currently developing partnerships with other organizations (for profit and non-profit organizations) to provide additional benefits to our members. We value the work of PMI and the principles captured in the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). We strive to adapt these principles to our industry and develop best practices.
Why did we implement a $40 annual membership fee?
Managing our exponential growth and continously delivering more services to our members required putting in place an infrastructure capable of supporting our activities (IT infrastructure specifically). Broadcasting a local meeting to a global audience and recording it as a webinar so other members can download and view it on their computer when convenient requires specific IT tools. The annual $40 dollars membership (used to be $20 dollars in 2008) covers the acquisition and maintenance of these and other tools. Processing of your annual fee as well as the creation of your own user ID and password is done 100% online.
How do I join?
From our home page, click on create an account. Step 1 is create an account. Step 2 is process your annual membership.
How are we organized?
We are a volunteer group led by a Board of Directors who are elected every two years from the membership. The Board of Directors includes a Chair, a First Vice Chair for each local group, and a Webmaster. We welcome additional volunteers for current and new special projects. Contact a board member directly.
How does someone start a local group?
You should first inquire with the Chair as many groups are in the process of being created and you might be able to join a group of volunteers in the process of creating another local community. All it takes to create a new local group is a couple of volunteers with a desire to share their practices and knowledge with others in the industry. I have found that you always get more in return than what you put in. We will provide you with the support and the infrastructure to get going. You can use a conference room, library meeting room, or other convenient meeting room for the first meeting and grow your local membership from there.
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