What Do a CTMS and a PlayStation 4 Have in Common?

This past Christmas Santa Claus bestowed upon my household a shiny new PlayStation 4.  This highly in-demand gaming system featured the latest processor and next-generation graphics. It also has a whole slew of functionality that either improved on that of its predecessor or had previously been absent altogether.  We needed to take the old PlayStation 3[…]

Resource Management: To Algorithm or Not to Algorithm?

Demand forecasting—the ability to project demand by role and project—is an important part of resource management. Companies conduct demand forecasting in several ways. Some have project managers enter demand by role for, say, 12 months. Others communicate standards to help drive consistency in how project managers estimate demand. Still, others create demand forecasting algorithms to[…]

Clinical Systems Vendor Selection – Six Things You Need to Do!

  The systems used in clinical R&D (or commercial, or HR, or finance…), like everything else in the world, eventually grow old and stop working the way we’d like them to. Fortunately, these systems can be replaced – though not necessarily any more cheaply or easily than your Uncle Irwin’s hip. Done the right way,[…]