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1 Conceptualizing, Planning and Executing a Post-course Project

2 What is a Project? A Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Every project has a definite beginning and end with specific objectives to be accomplished The duration of a project is finite Characterized by progressive elaboration

3 Why Should I Do a Post-course Project? Opportunity to extend your leadership growth beyond this 2-day course Opportunity to assume a leadership role on an important project at your agency or within your category PAC Opportunity to work on something that aligns with your interests and will take you beyond your current circle of responsibility and contacts

4 What Should I Do for my Post-course Project? Examples of Post-course Projects from the 2011 MHS Female Physician Leadership Course: Projects completed by PHS officers Women Public Health Service Officers Leading the Way (Development of this course) Coordination of analysis and dissemination of data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement

5 What Should I Do for my Post-course Project (cont.)? Examples of Post-course Projects from the 2011 MHS Female Physician Leadership Course: Projects completed by officers from other services Emergency Department Throughput Improvement Development of the Graduate Medical Education and Research Element of the New Naval Medical Research Center's Translational Research Office Otolaryngology Consultation Process: A Patient-Centered Focus

6 What Should I Do for my Post-course Project (cont. 2)? Think about other projects that you or fellow officers have been involved in Develop a website Develop a training session or training materials Start a journal club PHS recruiting activities

7 What Should I Do for my Post-course Project (cont. 3)? Ask your leaders what needs to be done Agency/ Operating Division Director or other senior manager Chief Professional Officer/Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) Chair (You can find links to each PAC website at: Any PHS Flag Officer Clinic Director, if working in a clinical setting

8 How Do I get Started? Draft a plan Identify partners/ collaborators Identify objective endpoints Identify project milestones/ develop timeline Identify anticipated challenges/barriers

9 The Triple Constraint of Project Management Successful project management means meeting all three goals (scope, time, and cost) – and satisfying the projects sponsor! Projects reflect the result of balancing the triple constraint Source: Information Technology Project Management, Fifth Edition

10 What are the Documentation Requirements? Submit 2 progress reports October 31, 2012 January 31, 2013 Final abstract summary Due in the spring of 2013 Will be judged on the criteria listed on the next slide We plan to invite the authors of the best abstracts to share their experiences implementing their projects at the 2013 COF Symposium

11 Evaluation Criteria 1.Originality of the project 2.Initiative on the part of the participant 3.Leadership role of the participant in the implementation of the project 4.Extent to which the project took the participant outside of her pre-existing circle of responsibility and contact 5.Immediate impact of the project 6.Lasting impact of the project


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