What does it mean to be a partner in R&D&I projects?

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The development of the most innovative projects in terms of technological applications is highly complex and usually requires the collaboration of different actors who contribute their particular skills and knowledge to achieve the most disruptive results.

This collaboration scheme involves the joint work of two or more organizations in specific projects, an alliance usually known as “partners” or technology partners.

Partners are usually highly innovative companies, and can be start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, large companies, and even multinationals. In some projects, in addition to the participation of companies, partnerships with research centers and universities can also be made. This ecosystem is ideal for exploring and exploiting new ideas for innovation, contributing to the development of innovative services and solutions of the highest quality and reliability.

In general, these are companies that have highly qualified teams and are committed to research, development, innovation and digital transformation, providing complementary capabilities and technologies for the purposes of the project they develop under this partner scheme, which allows accelerating project times and introducing great improvements in the results. In many cases, they even work with a global network that combines the work of actors distributed around the world.

The philosophy underlying these collaborative projects is to jointly build business solutions, generating synergies and making the most of what each of the parties can contribute in terms of capabilities, experience, technology, networking, financing, and other resources. These projects generally focus on research, development and innovation (R&D&I) applicable to the most diverse sectors of activity.

This way of working occurs when projects could not be developed by a single company, necessarily requiring cooperation between different actors, or when collaboration between companies is clearly beneficial, facilitating and enhancing such projects.

In Macrotest, throughout our journey investing in innovation, development and research, we have generated valuable alliances with different partners, which has allowed us to achieve great results based on the synergy of teamwork.

We invite all those companies and institutions that want to explore joint work opportunities to contact us to continue growing together!

What is the professional role of the Project Manager?

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What is the professional role of the PM?

Surely you have heard the role of Project Manager mentioned at some point, or you might even have seen it present in companies that are not exclusively dedicated to software development. In simple words, Project Manager (usually known as PM) or “project manager” is the role that is in charge of planning and executing a project. In this way, his main responsibility is to manage the work team linked to the project in order to achieve the predetermined objectives.

What are their main competencies?

Unlike other professional profiles, the PM does not need to handle specifically technical knowledge, but must have different skills and qualities linked particularly to the management or general administration of the project. Among the most important ones, we can highlight organizational capacity, leadership and planning, as well as negotiation, communication, motivation, customer relations, problem identification and control of all the details associated with the project. Although it is not necessary to have technical knowledge, it is important that the PM has specific skills related to the digital world, such as handling the main languages, data analysis and content management. In this way, the efficient performance of this professional will make a fundamental difference in terms of project costs, meeting the deadline in deliveries, task organization, management of team members, and adaptation of the project to those external factors that must be considered.

What is the importance of PM in R&D&I projects?

R&D&I projects are usually complex and characterized by the presence of frequent changes that tend to generate some uncertainty. In this type of projects, it is required to carry out an adequate planning and management of unforeseen events that may affect the proper functioning of the project, causing that in many cases it is necessary to replan. These are the main reasons why the presence of this role in R&D&I projects is essential to achieve the objectives. In this sense, all the skills and knowledge that a PM has are important in the management of this type of projects, highlighting those related to adaptation and the ability to cope with the changes that projects may undergo while they are being executed, mainly generated by budget, scope or schedule modifications.

One of the most important assets we have in Macrotest is the ability of our PMs to face the uncertainty of R&D projects and to be able to manage each of the projects in the right way to achieve the objectives. We can accompany you in this challenge and work as a team with your company. Contact us and let’s start planning your project!