Over at Just Another Electron Pusher, Glen Ernst describes project management as a "bridge between roles in science and business." In speaking with Becky Urbanek, a global compliance resource and project senior manager at AstraZeneca, Ernst details how a project manager initiates a research project, leads it, and sees it through to its completion, the outcome of which she is responsible for.

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