Vanessa Ford

Vanessa Ford is a Project Manager within Broughton Software. A Science graduate and Quality Management post graduate with a project management and medical device manufacturing background, Vanessa started her career within analytical and microbiology laboratories before moving into manufacturing process development. Within the past 17 years Vanessa has successfully designed and installed a number of new manufacturing processes within the medical device and biologics industry. Since joining Broughton Software, Vanessa has been committed to sharing her process and project management skills within the business and with her clients to ensure effective planning of activities and review of business processes.

Recent Posts

The Dont's of LIMS Project Management

Last week we issued our blog on the Do's of LIMS Project Management, and now that you're familiar with best practice, you can find here what we highlighted as NOT to do when managing a LIMS project.


The Do's of LIMS Project Management

Assign roles and responsibilities

Identifying the project team and its responsibilities, from Key Stakeholders to Ancillary Team Members, is one of the first steps in a project’s life.  As a Project Manager you may need assistance from the Project Sponsor in identifying the appropriate personnel, and creation of a Stakeholder map may be useful.


How Broughton Software Maintains ISO 9001:2015


This is Why It's Good Practice to Document User Requirements


What are they

User Requirements are a list of activities and functions which users of a software system would like to use or need to use in order


5 Steps to Successful Process Mapping

Process mapping involves a step by step walk through of existing (or proposed) activities considering inputs, outputs, decisions and possible sub processes on which the area of interest may be dependant.  As such, process mapping is not only important for determining the scope of a LIMS project,