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HIT 390 - Intro HIT Project Management

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech

This course will provide an overview of project management in the health information technology field. Students will gain an understanding of tools and techniques that result in the ability to create and follow a project management plan.
1. Explain an overview of project management.

1. Describe reasons projects are initiated in healthcare.
2. Define a project, project management and responsibilities of project manager.
3. Discuss differences of major types of management in order to appreciate how project manager fits. 
4. Summarize tools available for use when choosing a project.
5. Explain how organizational structure can have influence on way projects are chosen.
6. List the series of events in the project life cycle.

2. Examine project initiation.

1. Discuss importance of project sponsor.
2. Define project charter, project plan, scope statement, project stakeholders, stakeholder register, scope creep, work breakdown structure and what they include.
3. Identify project stakeholders.
4.  Develop a stakeholder register and work breakdown structure (WBS).
5. Identify reasons for project success and failure.

3. Evaluate managing time, costs and procurement activities and tools and quality management.

1. Define project time management scheduling activities and their tools.
2. Discuss different time estimates.
3. Use a project network diagram to calculate critical path and start/end/float.
4. Explain definitions related to scheduling controls and tools such as milestone, lead/lag time, dependencies, float, duration, effort, critical path, task relationships, etc.
5. Create cost estimates for tasks in a project.
6. Explain cost estimates, use of project resources, types of cost categories and types of estimating.
7. Examine project quality management including project planning, quality assurance, and quality control.
8. Explain components of quality management plan, tools and approaches to defining quality and basic statistical concepts used in quality assessment. 
9. Discuss common project management software tools used in today’s health IT workplace.

4. Review communications and change control relating to the project execution phase.

1. Describe the process of communicating including methods, barriers, and ways to improve communication skills.
2. Explain the importance of a communication management plan, how to execute it utilizing a communications plan and types of performance reporting that should be done on any project.
3. Discuss change and its impact on a project and project managers as change agents.
4. Summarize change control processes used to monitor and control change such as Gate. 

5. Examine managing project risk and close-out.

1. Discuss the categories of risk management: risk management, risk identification, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, response planning and monitoring and controlling risks.
2. Prepare a risk register including assessing project risks.
3. Define risk, risk identification, risk analysis, risk register, earned value management tool, risk assessment.
4. Explain the value of project close-out and collecting lessons learned.
5. Discuss project closure and closing out the team.

6. Discuss the importance of utilizing team management skills, leadership and power and negotiating and conflict management.

1. Explain the five stages of team development.
2. Discuss the importance of teams and motivation of team members.
3. Describe leadership vs management.
4. Summarize leadership theories.
5. Discuss types of power and how organizational structures influence power.
6. Examine key points and components of negotiations.
7. Explain the types, approaches and tactics of negotiations. 
8. Describe how to manage conflict and hostile aggressive individuals.

7. Describe contracting and procurement as they relate to project management.

1. Define the five elements of a contract.
2. Discuss types of contracts and the two elements for organizing for contracting. 
3. Explain the steps in the procurement process.
4. Summarize three things needed for a legal contract and the importance of closing out a contract.

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