Best Practices in Resource Planning and Forecasting to Improve Portfolio Management

Michael Linhares is Senior Director of Global Product Development at Pfizer Inc. Michael is also Co-Chair of the Planisware BioPharma Best Practice Working Group (BPWG) and Co-Chair of the Planisware Biopharma Customer Advisory Board (CAB). He presented at Boston's PPM Best Practices Tour in April 2018.

Resource Planning and Forecasting to Improve Portfolio Management
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Michael presented a case study of the implantation of integrated resource planning and forecasting for Pfizer R&D over the past six years. How best practices have been develop and shared were discussed. Three key best practices related to resource management, annual operating plans, and portfolio management were explored. Examples were provided for how Pfizer solves specific issues that are common among all pharmaceutical companies.