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Third Edition (2021) Unique Features:

Building on the success of the previous editions, Healthcare Project Management, Third Edition introduces a uniquely effective combination of features. The main changes include the following:

  • The text has been updated to include key information from PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition. PMI has stated that the sixth edition and the Agile Practice Guide are still valid, so information is still included from them as well. Chapters 1-10 and Appendix A are taken from An Introduction to Project Management, Seventh Edition.
  • A new prologue provides information unique to the healthcare industry, and Appendix B includes sample documents from the Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Reduction (VAPR) project from previous editions.
  • Examples of using predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches to project management are integrated throughout the text.
  • A new running case is added to illustrate differences between using a more predictive and more agile approach to managing projects.
  • The previous edition’s Chapter 10, Best Practices, is replaced with a new Chapter 10, PMP® and Other Certifications.
  • Updated examples, references, and user feedback is incorporated.

Second Edition (2017) Unique Features:

  • The second edition uses the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition (2017); first edition uses the 2013 version.
  • Provides in-depth examples for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing healthcare projects
  • Includes over 60 template files and samples of important project documents (a business case, project charter, scope statement, project schedule, change request, quality control charts, etc.)
  • Features in each chapter provide real-world examples and references, including Opening Cases and Case Wrap-Ups, examples of What Went Right, What Went Wrong, Media Snapshots, Best Practices, Video Highlights, and Healthcare Perspectives related to project management
  • Includes a Brief Guide to Microsoft Project 2016 (second edition; Project 2013 in the first edition), the most popular project management software today, with a free 60-day trial available from Microsoft
  • Provides healthcare industry case studies and other teaching resources

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