Achaogen, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company based in South San Francisco, had never submitted an NDA. While they have veteran resources on the team who had been through the submittal process before, it was a first for their team. They learned quickly what would (and wouldn’t) work, to ensure everyone was on the same page, and that positive and productive collaboration was occurring on a regular basis to help move the ball toward the goal.
Special Guest Article from Deb Schaffer at ProProject Manager
Project managers have many different roles: scheduler, budget analyst, occasional relationship coach. Educator is one role that is often unexpected. Often we are asked, “Aren’t the project plan and the schedule the same thing?”
Let’s eliminate the confusion about this. Your friends don’t think that the directions to your house are the actual house, right? Here’s some clarification.