Cross-departmental development of a business unit strategy

Bayer HealthCare

Strategic Project Portfolio Management

Initial Situation and Project Targets

In order to provide doctors and patients with even better support in the future, Bayer HealthCare Germany is continually adding new compounds to its range. Due to the high complexity of the German market, sales and marketing activities for such a product launch led to an increased number of projects and likewise an increasing interaction between different departments and external service providers. The aim of the project was therefore to orient the use of resources to a clear strategy in the future. It was important to refine the strategy and arrange it in clearly measurable terms, ensure transparency regarding existing products, identify further project ideas and develop and implement a sustainable project management system.

Tasks of UNITY

UNITY developed the strategic project portfolio management for Bayer HealthCare’s sales and marketing activities. This included the following key areas:

  • Cross-departmental development of a business
  • sector strategy 
  • Identifying strategic areas for action 
  • Uniform recording and assessment of all projects 
  • Comparing strategy and project portfolio, including identifying further potential for growth 
  • Developing new project ideas 
  • Prioritizing projects, taking their strategic and
  • economic effects into account 
  • Determining the ideal project portfolio 
  • Establishing consistent planning processes 
  • Implementing a project control system 

What our customer says about the project

“With UNITY’s help, we have developed a cross-sectoral strategy and defined specific, market-oriented areas for action. The project portfolio was developed building on these findings and taking quantitative criteria into account. This enabled us to significantly increase the efficiency of our portfolio. Clear process definitions and project management structures are helping us to implement the approach in a sustainable way.”

Project Manager, Bayer Healthcare Deutschland

Benefits of our project for Bayer

Working together with UNITY, Bayer HealthCare has successfully created transparency across the project portfolio and strategically prioritized and oriented all project activities. This will also be safeguarded in the future by a standardized process, from strategic orientation to project implementation. 

Clearly defined approaches, methods and responsibilities enable efficient use of resources in forward-looking project planning. 

The prioritized project portfolio is monitored within an intuitive project control system to significantly increase the transparency of current project business. Bayer HealthCare Germany is now able to meet future customer needs using highly effective projects.

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