Monthly Member Gift October 2011

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Welcome to your free monthly gift from ISPE! Don't let a single ISPE Membership benefit go to waste - enjoy these FREE knowledge, community, and professional resources, available only to ISPE Members!

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Strong project management is the key to any successful engineering project. The ISPE Good Practice Guide: Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry is almost ready for release, and so we're offering an advance preview of the Guide's Appendix 1, the Project Type Matrix, as our special gift this month. This handy quick-reference document provides examples of key activities within projects for a range of project types, shows key activities per life cycle phase, assists in understanding specific terminology, and demonstrates how methods discussed in the Guide can be applied to these project types. If you're involved in project management at your job in any capacity, this document is a must-have. Download your copy now!

FREE Electronic Document: Project Type Matrix ( 24 KB)
FREE to Members through 30 November 2011

PS - If you want to be among the first to own the ISPE Good Practice Guide: Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry, it will be available for purchase at the 2011 ISPE Annual Meeting. Member attendees get 20% off the cover price!

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If you just can't get enough of project management, then this month's Knowledge resource is for you! To further whet your appetite for the soon-to-be-released ISPE Good Practice Guide: Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry, we're offering Members a FREE sneak-peek at the Guide's introductory chapter. In this document, you'll learn the Guide's background, purpose, and scope, as well as gain a perspective of how the Guide fits within the contexts of the industry and regulatory requirements. You'll also get a sense of the benefits the Guide will provide to readers, along with the key elements covered in the Guide. Hurry, though - this free download will only be available until 30 November 2011. Download your copy now! ( 546 KB)

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ISPE’s Project Management COP recently conducted an online meeting especially for PM COP Members and those that work or have an interest in project management. The presentation discusses current PM COP activities, hot topics, and ways to get involved with this dynamic COP. It provides an insider’s summary of The Real World of Project Management VII education sessions taking place at ISPE’s Annual Meeting in November. It also provides an update on the status of the new Project Management Guide being written by Project Management COP Members for Project Management Professionals.

Visit ISPE’s Project Management Community of Practice to view the presentation. 

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The Professional Certification Commission (PCC) is proud to announce that they have completed a year-long review of the CPIP credential and have revised the requirements for eligibility and recertification to make the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry ProfessionalTM (CPIPTM) credential more accessible and inclusive than ever before.

The Professional Certification Commission has modified the vision of the program so that it:

  • Focuses on development and documentation of pharmaceutical specific knowledge and skills
  • Encourages early entry by candidates, especially young professionals, and
  • Provides a roadmap to continuous professional development and acquisition of knowledge and skills.

With a streamlined eligibility process, you can begin your journey to certification much earlier in your career with a clear focus on the specific skills required to operate in the pharmaceutical industry. To learn more about the changes to the CPIP program, visit the PCC website.

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ISPE has just launched a new website dedicated to Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine! Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine online, located at, is bigger and better than ever with expanded features and content. This new website is your one-stop resource for all your Pharmaceutical Engineering needs. Whether you are an author, advertiser, reviewer, or reader, everything you need to enjoy the benefits of Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine is in one place! Increased access to news and exclusive online content is at your finger tips. Look for additional interactive features in the months to come. Visit the Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine website to explore the enhanced features and expanded content all in one convenient location.

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