Get your facts first and then you can distort them as you please, Mark Twain
No matter what kind of development (pharmaceutical development, technological development, process development, business development or strategy development) you are considering, target setting is always an issue. If thi target is not well defined then "garbage in = garbage out" applies (s. picture).
Most of our development projects in the above-mentioned areas are handled with distributed teams all over the world or within europe. Use of respective international and interactive planning software tools used as SaaS (Software as a Service) in the web has proven to be very efficient. We have learnt our lessons for years with ProjectPlace.
This approach does allow for a version controlled and centralized document repository for all parties with respective file-locking mechanisms and access control without the need of new software to be installed locally or in the intranet.
We make use of project management standard templates for development projects like pharmaceutical development or IMP planning and logistics, which allow us to manage the respective projects in a very targeted and ressource oriented way.