What type of management does my project need?
There are four main components to managing a project - scope management, time management, cost management, and quality management. Each is described below:
- Scope management - defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project and ensuring that the work required is completed successfully.
- Time management - keeping projects on schedule, on time, and on task.
- Cost management - ensuring that the project is performed within agreed budgetary limits through budgeting, ongoing monitoring, analysis, and taking corrective action when necessary.
- Quality management - maintaining quality by reviewing outputs and establishing systems for quality assurance.
Organizations often have to prioritize the components above and this often guides how the project will be managed.
- Essential People Skills for EHR Implementation Success – This article, written by AHIMA, provides examples of leadership characteristics needed for successful EHR implementation, 2006.
- Project Teams and Project Success – This article, provided by Gantthead.com, describes key characteristics of successful project teams.
- EHR Implementation and Adoption (PPT - 2 MB) – This education series hosted by the New York eHealth Collaborative provides information to enhance EHR adoption and implementation, 2009.
- EHR Implementation in Ambulatory Care (PDF - 95 KB) – This white paper, developed by HIMSS, discusses different aspects of EHR implementing, including project management, 2007.
Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.