Risk Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry


The pharmaceutical industry and drug development process pose challenges that vary significantly from standard project management practices, especially in the area of risk management. Risk management is an integral part of project planning; it is not a separate process. It includes the processes concerned with conducting risk management planning identification, analysis, responses plus monitoring and control on a project. The objectives of project risk management are to maximize positive outcomes by increasing the probability and impact of positive events, and minimize the negative outcomes by decreasing the probability and impact of events adverse to a project.

Learning Objectives

  • List the five processes of project risk management
  • Apply at least one risk identification technique to create a risk statement
  • Complete a Probability-Impact Matrix for a given risk to perform risk analysis
  • Recognize the five response plans for managing risks
  • Create a common risks checklist
  • Describe the importance of risk monitoring and control

Topics & Content

  • The criticality of risk management
  • Risk management process
  • Risk identification methods
  • Pre-Mortem technique
  • Scenario planning
  • Common risks checklist
  • Risk impact analysis
  • Probability analysis
  • Probability-Impact matrix
  • Identify and manage risks for your projects - small group exercise

Course Information

Course Code: PM601
Delivery Method: 1 Day Instructor-Led
Target Audience:

  • Project managers
  • Clinical trial managers
  • Individuals responsible for risk management

Interested in bringing this course to your organization? CONTACT US to discuss your specific needs.