Project Management in Health and Community Services

Project Management in Health and Community Services

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 20mm | 499.99g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 174331048X
  • 9781743310489
  • 127,156

About Judith Dwyer

PROFESSOR JUDITH DWYER is the Director of Research for the Department of Health Care Management in the Flinders University School of Medicine, and is a former CEO of Southern Health Care Network in Melbourne, and of Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. She teaches in the Flinders University Masters of Health Administration...DR ZHANMING LIANG is a Senior Lecturer in health service management in the School of Public Health and Human Biosciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne...MS VALERIE THIESSEN is the Director of IT Projects and Business Applications at Northern Health in Melbourne, and holds qualifications in health information management, health services management and project management...DR ANGELITA MARTINI is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Health Care Management at Flinders University in South more

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 Reviewshow more

Table of contents

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