One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how we, as outsourced project managers, can expect to deliver superior results for our clients over internal project managers. The perceived challenges we supposedly face include having to adapt to a culture, learn a product, meeting the people, and work within a new team.
Concerns with Project Management
Some of these concerns are standard questions to outsourcing anything, but when it comes to project management, often these perceived obstacles to success are actually accelerators. We often step into an environment where the strengths of being an employee of the company, someone who knows a product and the people, doesn’t translate into being a strong project manager.
Skillsets to get the project finished
Each of our project managers comes with a skillset for getting the job done which requires knowledge of the industry, executive management skills, motivation ability, and working with their peers and their bosses brilliantly. This allows for easy integration into managing a project team. But to accomplish this, Waddell Group requires members of our team to check their ego at the door. This is necessary because the success of the project we have been hired to run must be owned by the team and company of the project we have been hired to lead, and not our very talented project manager.
Along with this, our project managers are technical project managers and very skilled at getting medical devices through design, testing, submission, studies and ultimately launch. It is having this experience with multiple companies, on numerous projects, in many environments that give us the ability to adapt, manage and run a project successfully. The strengths of the companies we work with, including their culture, products, and people must conform to the process of taking a medical device to market. We are immensely skilled at managing that process. This is why our clients bring us in – they know what they want done and we know how to do it. This is also why we have so many success stories.
Contact the Waddell Group
Waddell Group is called when projects grow problematic. Whether your organization faces a recall, requires a technology transfer, or suffers from low performance, Waddell Group’s leaders are prepared to provide predictable success. Contact the Waddell Group or give us a call at 952.221.3333. We’re based out of Minnesota and can help your company with medical device project management needs
By Rich Gall 651.214.5761