NUR674: Project Timeline Graphic Organizer

Project Development Timeline

The purpose of this assignment is to develop a graphic timeline for the development of your project. At a minimum, be sure to include the deadline or timeframe for your:

Project approval
Education development
Stakeholder education
Implementation date
Assessment of initial outcomes/implementation
Reassessment of outcomes

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Solution

The project development timeline provides a visual on the list of tasks that guides project managers on the project’s implementation (Gordon & Pollack, 2018). Nursing leaders need to be conversant with the change management process to effectively implement it and monitor and enable diverse stakeholders to actively participate in the change process. Nurse leaders act as the foundation towards change where they have the responsibility to initiate and manage it in healthcare organizations. Drawing from the practicum project, it was important for leaders to develop and acquire skills and leadership styles that would facilitate their influence in the change process. While the transformational leadership model was identified as an essential approach in change management, encouraging inter-professional collaboration among nursing professionals to improve patient experience, safety, and overall outcome plays an integral role in project development and implementation process (Wheeler & Beaman, 2018). This essay provides a graphic timeline for the proposed project development.

Stage Task Timeline In weeks  
1 Project Initiation/Approval 2 weeks Brainstorming about the project goals, risks and stakeholders involved
2 Education Development 2 weeks Planning, duties allocation, and active sharing of project development roles
3 Stakeholders Education 3-4weeks Training and team development teamwork active participating in training programs for the proposed change
4 Implementation Date 3 weeks Active execution of the plan
5 Assessment of initial outcomes/implementation 1 Week Project evaluation & Assessment
6 Reassessment of Outcomes From the last with constant & Continuous evaluation and observation Assessment of challenges and how to solve them in fostering a smooth transition

Stage I: Project Initiation & Approval

This is the initial phase of project development. At this stage, the idea of the proposed project will be undertaken, and the decision made as to whether the project is needed and its desired benefits (Gordon & Pollack, 2018).  The imitation stage identifies important project details such as project scope and goals, feasibility, possible players and role of the organization, risks, and other stakeholders. Regarding the selected project development, the significant stakeholders include; project manager, organization managers, leaders, sponsors, employees, and the patients. Different stakeholders will play diverse roles in this stage. The project manager will undertake the project details; inform the organization executives, managers, and sponsors for subsequent project financing and approval.

Stage II: Education Development

Once the project has been approved, the manager undertakes the planning for stakeholders’ education or the definition phase through the selected team working in the project. In this stage, the project requirements are detailed and specified clearly. Expectations of different stakeholders are identified. Other aspects of the projects identified include listing responsibilities and roles, budgeting, and plan creation. The stakeholders will undertake various assigned duties. The project manager and his team will actively plan project execution. Managers and executives will participate in employee engagement for incoming change and financing the project.

Stage III: Stakeholders Education

Stakeholders’ education entails collaborative training on the impact of the proposed project. This stage prepares the different stakeholders regarding their role and impact on the project execution. This stage entails formulating a teamwork and collaboration approach to the project. In this stage, the stakeholders’ roles are to actively participate in the education, meetings, and training programs set by the project management team.

Stage IV: Implementation

The project takes its shape at this stage as it comprises actual constructions of project details. The projects take shape and reorganize the workplace setting in the healthcare setting to bring visibility to the different stakeholders, including the patients (Gordon & Pollack, 2018). The implementation follows the developed plan to ensure it remains on track. This sage is intensive in a healthcare setting as it entails ensuring that regulations are met while care delivery is not negatively impacted. Stakeholders engage in active participation and execution of their roles, subject to the plan adopted.

Stage V & VI: Outcome evaluation, Assessment, reassessment, and close

The assessment and outcome reassessment contains the last stage in project development. These stages enable the project manager and the organization to evaluate the impact of the adopted new project. Phases five and six entail collecting feedback from workers, leaders, and patients. More so, the challenges identified are addressed before project closure. The last two stages run simultaneously with the execution stage, with deliverables being identified as met. Review of the project completed marks the previous activity; once smooth running and change assimilation is initiated into the organization is deemed successful, the project manager hands it over to the organization managers and leaders to maintain its functionality.

References

Gordon, A., & Pollack, J. (2018). Managing Healthcare Integration. Project Management Journal, 49(5), 5–21. https://doi.org/10.1177/8756972818785321

Wheeler, K., & Beaman, M. (2018). The effects of a transformational nursing leadership program on perceived leader behavior. J Nurs Healthcare Managers [Internet]1(1).

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