Summary

Changing procedures? Upgrading the patient records system? Renovating a clinic? Running a study? Want the work and people to turn out better when you’re in charge? Need methods to get the work done more effectively?

This seminar helps healthcare professionals kick off a new project while learning valuable project management skills. Using the participant’s new project as a primary focus, we will learn and apply a simple process for scoping and leading a project. Next we’ll address the fundamentals of project planning. With the foundation of a plan in hand, we will turn our attention to progress tracking and the daily management of stakeholders, budgets, and outcomes. Projects always end, and we’ll practice methods of concluding an effort without burning bridges. As project managers we will learn a proactive approach, trying to prevent trouble rather than reacting to it.

Session Objectives

By the end of the course, attendees will be better able to:

  • Identify, manage and collaborate with project stakeholders
  • Analyze risk associated with healthcare-oriented projects such as patient care, logistics, compliance, and cost reduction
  • Translate project goals into work, suitable for tracking with project management software
  • Proactively identify a project’s critical path and other management challenges
  • Report project progress using meaningful metrics
  • Choose appropriate tools from the project management toolbox

Audience

Any healthcare professional can benefit from this seminar, since it provides focused time to develop their unique mission. This seminar is especially valuable for those new to project management. Instead of self-study from a book with confusing, lowest-common-denominator examples, we will have instructor-guided learning using your goals and your tasks.

Past participants include MDs, nurses, administrators, information technology personnel, and analysts.

Source Materials

You and your next project, of course!

 

Deliverables

Anyone who participates fully in the seminar can expect to leave with a draft plan for their next project.