Performance Improvement programs and effective project management require an understanding of the four phases of the project life-cycle: initiation, planning, execution/implementation, and closure. It is important to have each phase of the project mapped on a timeline and to be sure the project team has the appropriate members with the right skills to ensure a successful program. Using a case study from the text, students will demonstrate their ability to review and evaluate a performance improvement program by arranging the information provided into a timeline and devising a team with the appropriate skills and knowledge to work the plan.
Read Chapter 18 in the text, and focus your assignment on the Case Study on pages 461-462.
Answer the following questions based on the case study:
Draft a timeline showing the major phases of the project cycle (see Figure 18.1) and the key tasks for each phase.
Develop a team of up to seven representatives from different departments to serve on a multidisciplinary project team. Construct a list of the types of individuals you would want to serve on this project team.
What departmental areas of the healthcare organization should be represented on the team?
What specific skills, knowledge, and expertise should team members possess?
Your submission should include your timeline (use the Gantt chart in Figure 18.3 as a guide), as well as a minimum of 2 additional pages that answers questions 2, 3 and 4.
Please prepare the paper in APA style, including cover and reference pages, with an introduction and conclusion.