In the health and community service industries, projects are increasingly used for the development of new services, and to achieve change in existing services, work practices and delivery models.
Until now, project workers in these fields have had to rely on books designed for architects, builders and IT administrators. This is the first textbook to take the principles of project management and place them into a context relevant for people working in health and community services. This book provides a critical guide to both the strategic and operational aspects of using projects and making them work.
Covering topics such as the lifecycle of a project, planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change and effective teams, Project Management for Health and Community Services uses extensive international case studies and examples from the field. Written by authors with years of practical experience, this is a valuable resource for anyone studying or working on health and community services.
Project Management for Health and Community Services offers students and professionals practical problem solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects as well as tips on managing a team and the stakeholders.
Table of Contents
Part One: Projects, Strategy and Organisations 1. Why Project Manage? 2. Industry and Organisation: The Project Context Part Two: Managing Projects Successfully 3. Understanding Project Management 4. The Concept Phase: What Do You Want to Do and Why? 5. Planning Phase: What Will you Do and How Will You Do It? 6. Implementation Phase: Carrying Out the Plan 7. Closing and Evaluation: Action, Reaction, Reflection, Action