Why everyone in clinops is as busy as ever but progress is as slow as ever

Over the last 30 years, size, scale and complexity of clinical trials has increased.  Headcount, in terms of the number of people working on trials worldwide has increased.  Also, the number of tools and technologies to handle site startup, recruitment, monitoring, risk management, and operations has increased.  According to McKinsey, Cure rates for hepatitis C […]

The network: A new operating model for global process ownership in clinical operations

Raul had just been designated Global Process Owner for informed consent (ICF).  Because Raul was known as a competent leader with a deep internal network, his nomination, politically speaking, was non-controversial.  However, before Raul could start to put his skills as a competent leader to work, he had to get his head above water.  Metaphorically […]

Why your bureaucratic clinical processes are killing productivity

Francheska’s brow furrowed as she looked at this quarter’s operational metrics.  Her lips pursed with annoyance, “Every month I’m getting requests for more headcount, more support, and more funding.  Things are tight, but even when I work miracles to bring extra support, nothing is moving any faster.  I’m frustrated with our performance.”  You’re not alone, […]