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Biotechnology Project Management

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:57 pm
by D.P
Hello Forum Members,

Before I ask my question, I would like to inform you that I have already referred the following thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10782&p=84015&hilit=Project+Management#p84015

Now, my question. I want to learn about good practices of project management applicable to the field of biotechnology. I came across following online course, Certificate in Biotechnology Project Management, from University of Washington. I was wondering if anyone on this forum has feedback about the course.

https://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/bio ... management

Thank you for your time.

Deepa

Re: Biotechnology Project Management

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:27 pm
by Dave Jensen
Deepa

I think you should ask them for some direct communication with graduates. They must be able to tout a few successful certificate holders who went out into careers and consider this course an important step on the ladder.

This is a respected Univ, with good connections to the local biotechnology community. My guess is that it's a significant decision because of the investment, but it is more of a sure thing than something cobbled up by some smaller independent training outfit.

Dave

Re: Biotechnology Project Management

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:02 pm
by D.P
Dave,

Thanks for your reply and suggestion.

Before posting the message here, I contacted UW Professional & Continuing Education at the number posted on the link below. I wanted to know, how to contact current and past students of the Certificate in Biotechnology Project Management course. I was informed that due to "Privacy" issues, no information can be made available. Also, there is no forum (LinkedIn or FaceBook) where Prospective and Current/Former Students can interact.

I am interested in the Certificate course but before committing to it, would prefer to get feedback from current/former students of the course.

https://www.pce.uw.edu/request-informat ... gramId=577

Best,

Deepa

Re: Biotechnology Project Management

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:09 pm
by Dave Jensen
Deepa, it would be highly unlikely to find that information here. Sorry we can't help you,

Dave

Re: Biotechnology Project Management

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:52 pm
by Abby
Can you search (google?) for the program name in Linkedin users' profiles? Doesn't have to be an official forum to use Linkedin- if you find someone, shoot them an email with or without request to connect.

Re: Biotechnology Project Management

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:11 am
by MCJ
Deepa,

I actually know of somebody (indirectly) who has one of these certificates and I do believe it is from the UW program. They work at the University of Washington Institute for Protein Design (IPD), suggesting they were able to use their training effectively, I suppose. I don't know any specifics, but you may be able to find them through the IPD website.

j