Project Management in Health and Community Services
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Project Management in Health and Community Services : Getting Good Ideas to Work

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The use of project management is now well established in the health and community services 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 used in other fields. It presents tools and techniques to successfully implement good ideas in the health and community services context.From the inception of a good idea, to convincing your supervisor to support your project, to achieving 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 life cycle, project planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change and effective teams. Project templates and a glossary of terms are new features in 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.'These authors bring a unique insight into the real world experience of 'getting good ideas to work', combined with a thorough knowledge of the research evidence. The practical easy-to-read style that made the first edition so approachable is still a pleasure to read.' - Jim Birch AM, Lead Partner, Health & Human Services Asia Pacific, Ernst & Young'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

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 20mm | 499.99g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 174331048X
  • 9781743310489
  • 76,290

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 Australia.show more

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'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 termsList of figures, tables and casesAbout the authorsAcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter 1. Why project management?Chapter 2. The industry, the organisation and project successChapter 3. Understanding project managementChapter 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 caseChapter 7. The implementation phase: getting it doneChapter 8. The closing phase: handover, outcomes and evaluationProject templatesProject management courses in AustraliaReferencesIndexshow more

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