The purpose of this assignment is to create a project charter with a work breakdown structure. Select one case study in Chapter 8 of the textbook from the following options: Case Study: Nurse Manager or Case Study: Informatics Nurse Specialist (INS). The case study you select in this topic will be used throughout the course to complete the assignments in Topics 3-7.
Review Figure 3.2 “Project Charter Content” from Chapter 3 in the textbook. Use this as a model to complete the “Project Charter Template” located in the topic Resources folder. You will complete the template as if you are the project manager. The project charter will serve as a statement of work for the case study you selected in Chapter 8 of the textbook.
Case model I will use -Nurse Manager
Ruth S., a newly graduated MSN, is the nurse manager who reports to Becky and as a new nurse manager is required to learn how to plan and schedule staff to adequately cover a dynamic and frequently changing work environment. She has also been asked to manage the budget for the unit, something she will need to learn, as she has not done that before. Ruth has had an introduction to the basic skills in her master’s program but not to the extent she will need to perform her role functions well.There are other competencies she will need to learn as a manager and, just as her predecessor, will take the same two PM courses at the university where she will develop skills such as developing communication plans, learning how to communicate with organizational leadership through report writing, and attending meetings where she will learn more about the group process (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2). She will learn to develop change management plans and by doing so will learn how to utilize the change process to become more knowledgeable in team building and managing conflict, as well as provide resolutions and manage resources; she became more computer literate as well (Chapter 3, Design/Initiation: Project Management—Phase 1, and Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2).Ruth is not well versed in finance so Becky, who promoted her, initially will take on this task until Ruth becomes more conformable with the process (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2). With oversight from Becky, Ruth will need to review and validate how to assign tasks, as well as delegate, deal with conflict, and assess and prioritize timelines (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2). Becky also suggested that Ruth work with other peers who have expertise in data collection and analysis, understand how to collect data, analyze and prepare reports for the CNO and NE, define the metrics that leadership will require, and review outcomes (Chapter 3, Design/Initiation: Project Management—Phase 1, and Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2). Ruth will learn how to do other tasks as she takes the courses in project management. Other tasks include the ability to:■Develop objectives for both short- and long-term goals (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2)■Develop and plan “a” and “b” options (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2)■Take action and know when to delegate (Chapter 5, Implementation/Execution—Phase 3)■Define what processes need to be in place (Chapter 3, Design/Initiation: Project Management—Phase 1, and Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2)■Determine how to monitor and control (Chapter 6, Monitoring and Controlling: Project Management—Phase 4)■Define the different types of project closing (Chapter 7, Closing the Project—Phase 5)■Develop, utilize all tools developed, and successfully close a project (Chapter 7, Closing the Project—Phase 5)Ruth has also been told that the ABC Medical Center will be implementing a new system to document and track nursing standards. She will need to work with IT to implement the system and ensure the system has implementation of standards in place, including a method for documenting employees exceeding or failing to meet standards (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2, and Chapter 5, Implementation/Execution—Phase 3).Ruth realizes that she will be very busy at least for her first 6 months in the new job and works with Becky to establish a timeline for all of the new tasks including her schoolwork (Chapter 4, Planning: Project Management—Phase 2).
The Project Charter Template is present and includes substantial relevant details
A summary of the steps involved in initiating and designing a project is present and thorough.
Influence of Authority Gradients on Team Selection and Formulation
An explanation of how authority gradients influence teamwork and patient safety is present and thorough.
A description of two strategies for identifying and managing overlap in team member roles and accountabilities is present and thorough.
One benefit and one challenge for each researched strategy is present and thorough.
Project Charter Template
Part 1: A project charter is an essential element in the design phase of project management. The project charter serves as a framework and outlines key details of the project. Ultimately, the project charter will give authority to the project manager once key stakeholders and leadership sign off. Complete the template below based on the running case study in the Class Resources.
|Project Start Date: Projected Finish Date:|
|Project Manager: (include name and e-mail)
|Applicable Industry Standards:
|Risks and/or Potential Issues:
|Key milestones||Team Member Responsible||Planned Target Date||Actual Date|
|Project Team: Roles and Responsibilities:|
|Name and Signature||Role||Position||Contact Information|
Part 2: In 500-750 words, address the following:
1. Summarize the steps involved in initiating and designing a project in a health care setting.
2. Describe the influence of authority gradients on team selection and formulation. What is unique about this relative to health care quality and safety?
3. Explain how authority gradients influence team work and patient safety in a health care setting.
4. Research and describe two strategies for identifying and managing overlap in team member roles and accountabilities in a health care setting.
5. Describe one benefit and one challenge for each researched strategy.
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