Most healthcare projects are long endeavors that must be managed deliberately. It's important to have a roadmap. The most critical part of an understandable roadmap is the milestones you define. Bob McGannon takes you through a set of milestone types you may consider for your overall project roadmap including: funding milestones, proposal milestones, vendor request for proposal or request for quote milestones, construction milestones, equipment delivery, and testing milestones.
- Most healthcare projects are long endeavors…that must be managed deliberately.…You may deal with government bureaucracy…in a company in politics, board of directors,…and public perceptions about the needs…and wants of the community,…and all of that is on top of the vendors,…resident healthcare staff, and most importantly, patients.…To navigate this successfully,…it's important you have a road map so you don't end up…in an unfamiliar neighborhood with your GPS…annoyingly saying you have arrived at your destination.…
The most critical part of a road map…are the milestones you define.…These are significant points or deliverables…in the course of a project.…It'll be important for you to define your milestones…so they're meaningful to the various project stakeholders.…Government agencies will be interested in seeing budget,…scope, and vendor selection milestones,…along with progress once the work commences.…The public might be more focused on parking plans…if a current facility's being expanded,…or the acquisition of new land and transportation options…
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- Managing healthcare project stakeholders
- Dealing with regulatory constraints
- Establishing milestones
- Assessing project risks
- Executing your healthcare project