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Understanding the Program Management Process at MRIGlobal

The program management process is the core of our success at MRIGlobal. Through our communication skills, our program managers effectively oversee a project from start to finish, ensuring everything adheres to the scope, budget, and schedule. 

MRIGlobal is a not-for-profit contract research organization based in Kansas City that specializes in defense, human health, pharmaceutical sciences, in-vitro diagnostics, agriculture, and global health. Our solution-driven teams are dedicated to finding answers that will make the country and the world safer for all. 

Read on to learn more about our program management process. 

The program management process from start to finish

Program managers at MRIGlobal deal with a lot of moving parts, which is why our process has to be precise and thorough.

If a client doesn’t come directly to us, the first step of our process is finding work. Our program managers work hard to identify new opportunities that will both challenge us and align with our drive to make the world a better, stronger, safer place. With specialized knowledge, MRIGlobal program managers develop relationships upfront and discover ways we can fit client needs with our skillset. Our goal is client success. We want to make sure our goals align with the client’s goals. 

From there, our program management process delves into writing proposals, refining contracts, and working with pricing to define the budget and schedule requirements. In many cases, our projects require subcontractors, so the project manager becomes responsible for communication between the subcontractor and the program. 

As the process continues, there may be changes to the budget requiring a change in action. In many cases, clients will have some funding available, but typically won’t have enough. For example, a client may be funded incrementally. As a result, we revisit and update proposals and review changes in scope. Our project managers ask, “What kind of changes do we need to make? How do we switch gears to meet those changes? And do those changes still reach the primary objective?”

Working together, we build the specialized project quickly, giving our clients what they need before or by the scheduled deadline.

Learn more about our project management communication skills at MRIGlobal

For more than 75 years, MRIGlobal has advanced scientific research across a variety of industries, and we focus on supporting better health outcomes on a global scale. For us, it’s not simply about science; it’s about the people who make it all happen. 

We are solution-driven. We find answers, even in the most complex situations. Through our dedication, we can solve virtually any technical problem. 

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