Right now, as I’m trying to do my own business development for the season, what I’m getting is lots of people asking if I know anyone to do validation work. But all the validation people seem too swamped to take anything new on. Is validation actually the place to be?
I have to wonder if it waxes and wanes a bit but, every year, the validation and the compliance people seem swamped. Once in a while they seem to have some dry spells but it doesn’t seem to happy very often.
So, for those of you doing this type of work who don’t like your jobs or just want something different, it’s probably not as scary a time to look as you might hear from other areas. In addition, for people who are interested in breaking into this area, this might be a good time to try. And we all know that wanting to get your foot in the door isn’t that easy, in a lot of cases, but let’s just say it’s less difficult when people are more desperate for the extra resources.
As for GeoMetrick Enterprises, I work to supply customers with as much of the process as possible, but definitely leaving out providing services for Validation or Training. But, as I always remind people, not providing those services doesn’t mean I don’t get involved with them. On many big projects that require validation, everyone gets pulled-in to write OQ (Operational Qualification) scripts or be a team lead or to help the training people learn the system and get screenshots. To be clear, I do what I can to be a willing participant, because we all know it’s required when we sign-up for these projects. However, it’s still a long way from driving that part of the effort.