Pharma Facilities Project Management Training Course

Facility Project Management in the Regulated Pharmaceutical Industry (T26)

Level: Intermediate - Application
Course Number: T26-5226
ISPE CEUs: 1.3
PMI® PDUs: 2.0
Type: Classroom Training Course

ISPE has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).  pmi.png

This course has been updated to include content from the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®, Fifth Edition, Copyright 2013).

This classroom course aims to deliver more than the usual project basics and will develop the concept of the project lifecycle from initiation through to delivery of business benefits, providing tools to manage all project resources. It is specifically targeted to the needs of facility projects within the regulated pharmaceutical industry and demonstrates the value inherent in the use of “good practice” project management in the regulated pharmaceutical environment. Trends in regulatory compliance, environmental, health and safety legislation, project delivery methodologies and product speed to market expectations all impact how pharmaceutical facility projects are managed. Each course module introduces key generic project management concepts and tools as well as methodologies which specifically support successful project delivery within the regulated pharmaceutical industry. This course is structured around a typical facility project lifecycle of Project Initiation, Delivery Planning, Design Planning and Delivery, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Qualification and Project Close-Out & Review and uses case study examples throughout to illustrate key points.


Immediately apply the course learning objectives with the electronic download of the ISPE Good Practice Guide: Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry you'll receive by attending this course.

Note: Attendees should have a basic sound understanding of GMP and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the basic concepts of project delivery i.e. cost, schedule, scope planning, and control.

This course includes content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®), Fifth Edition. Copyright 2013 Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Course Modules

  • Guide Introduction
  • Human Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Delivery Planning
  • Pharmaceutical Specific Design Planning and Delivery
  • Implementation: Procurement
  • Implementation: Construction
  • Implementation: Testing and Commissioning
  • Project Close-out

Take Back to Your Job

  • Define a common language within the pharmaceutical Project Management community
  • Define the relationship between project management and the technical aspects of delivering a project; validation, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and qualification
  • Identify the key areas where compliance to cGMP can be positively impacted by the use of "good practice" project management and appropriately manage risk at all stages in the project lifecycle
  • Articulate the key project management concepts, methodologies and tools applicable to each stage in the lifecycle of a typical pharmaceutical facility project
  • Understand the role of risk management and how it should be integrated into each aspect of a project
  • Effectively integrate "hard" project management skills such as cost, change and schedule controls; with “soft” project management skills such as project team building, management of sponsors and customers, etc, in order to ensure that project objectives are achieved and business benefits delivered
  • Apply the principles of “good practice” project management within the regulated pharmaceutical environment appreciating the similarities and the differences between facility projects and other project types
  • Understanding of the Project Management delivery system

Attendance Suggested For

Personnel entering facility project management coming from another discipline within the pharmaceutical industry; those with 2-3 years experience within a project role looking to improve their project delivery capability; engineers, project engineers, quality and IT professionals likely to support or deliver projects within their role, and managers who are likely to sponsor projects.

Community of Practice (COP)

This training course is of particular interest to existing and future members of the ISPE Project Management Community of Practice (COP).

  • 8 November 2018 - 9 November 2018
    Philadelphia, PA United States

    Daily Schedule

    Daily Schedule at a Glance
    08.00 – 17.00 Registration Open
    09.00 – 17.00 Training Course
    10.30 – 11.00 Refreshment Break
    12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
    15.00 – 15.30 Refreshment Break


    Managing Director
    Mime Solutions Ltd.


    28 Aug
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    26 Sep
    26 Sep
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    Group Discounts

    • 3 - 5 participants - Save 10%
    • 6 - 10 participants - Save 15%
    • 11 or more participants - Save 20%

    To qualify, all registrant information must be submitted at the same time. Only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. To register as a group, please contact ISPE by telephone, +1-813-960-2105.