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Expert Consult with Travis Rappleye – Simplified Project Management for MedTech Startups

February 9, 2023

Are you behind on creating, finishing, or updating your project schedule? Your schedule shouldn’t be a burden but a tool that helps you to plan and understand how changes impact the overall timeline quickly and easily. Apply by Jan 27! 

Apply to meet with medical device project management expert Travis Rappleye from Think B Squared for a 45-minute slot on Thursday, February 9. Think B Squared specializes in working with MedTech startups to create simple and always up to date project/program schedules that provide powerful strategic planning insights. 

Travis will work with you to review your project schedule and provide actionable recommendations to reduce the time and effort to update your schedule dramatically. 

About Travis Rappleye

Travis Rappleye is a MedTech startup project management expert, with over two decades of experience managing a variety of projects, including Class II, Class III, combination products, and pharmaceuticals.  In addition to R&D development projects he has managed transfer of a Class III manufacturing facility, implementation of Salesforce.com, pharmaceutical commercial launch and distribution, and lean manufacturing. 

Travis has spent the last 22 years studying traditional project management theory and methodology, as well as living with the reality of how projects are actually managed in MedTech startups.  Traditional project management methodology assumes that all project details are understood from the beginning, and that execution is a matter of following the plan.  However, schedules for truly innovative products evolve as we learn about user needs, regulatory pathways, novel manufacturing methods, etc.  Creating schedules that are flexible enough to keep up with these changes in real time is crucial, and Travis has spent the last several years refining techniques that strike a balance between accurate and complete schedules that are also easy to update and interpret. 

Travis teaches graduate level Design Controls and Project Management at San Jose State University, and this background as an educator along with his industry experience has uniquely prepared him to quickly and dramatically improve the project management process for MedTech startups. 

Our Expert Consults are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If you choose a timeslot, we will require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

C. Travis Rappleye