Project Management in Health and Community Services

Project Management in Health and Community Services


By (author) Judith Dwyer, By (author) Zhanming Liang, By (author) Valerie Thiessen, By (author) Angelita Martini

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 20mm | 500g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 174331048X
  • ISBN 13: 9781743310489
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 108,398

Product description

The use of project management is now well established in the health and community service sector. In this complex environment, project managers need to be determined, flexible and prepared to respond to emerging evidence and stakeholder demands. This wholly revised edition of Project Management in Health and Community Services challenges the accepted wisdom of project management methods from other fields. It presents tools and techniques to successfully implement good ideas in the health and community service context. From the inception of a good idea, to convincing your supervisor to support your project, to wrapping up a successful outcome and capturing the lessons learnt, Project Management in Health and Community Services offers practical problem-solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects. It uses case studies and examples from the field to illustrate topics such as the project lifecycle, project planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change and effective teams. Project templates and a glossary of terms are new features to this edition. Written by authors with years of practical experience and underpinned by recent research, this is a valuable resource for anyone studying or working in health and community services.

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Author information

PROFESSOR JUDITH DWYER works in the Department of Health Care Management at Flinders University and teaches in the Master of Health Administration in Australia and in China. Professor Dwyer serves on the board of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. DR ZHANMING LIANG is a senior lecturer and course co-ordinator in the School of Public Health and Human Biosciences at La Trobe University. VALERIE THIESSEN is Director of IT Projects and Business Applications at Northern Health, Victoria. DR ANGELITA MARTINI is a senior research fellow in the School of Medicine at Flinders University.

Review quote

'The authors provide solid advice and practical resources, many of which can be used straight off the page and on this basis alone the book is good value for money. It is a useful reference that will probably become as well thumbed as my own copy.' - John Anderson, Australian Health Review

Table of contents

List of figures and tables List of cases About the authors Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Why project management? 2. The industry, the organization and project success 3. Understanding project management 4. The initiation phase: what do you want to do, and why? 5. The planning phase: what will you do, and how? 6. Planning tools: scheduling, budgeting and the business case 7. The implementation phase: getting it done 8. The closing phase: handover, outcomes and evaluation References Glossary of terms Project templates Project management courses in Australia