GCU HQS620 2022 February Discussions Latest (Full)

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HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 Describe why project management is needed and explain the correlation between the nursing process and project management. Explain the value of establishing a framework for a project and provide an example in which a project management framework aided in the implementation of a new process.

DQ2 Review Figure 2.1 “The Five Steps of the Nursing Process” and Figure 2.2 “The Five Phases of Project Management” in Chapter 2 of the textbook. As you reflect on the five steps of the nursing process, describe how that process aligns with the concept of project management. Provide specific examples of the similarities between elements of Figure 2.1 and 2.2.


HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 Describe three significant skills that are essential to have in the role as project manager. How do those skills align with the skills needed in the nursing profession? Provide a specific example to support your answer. Discuss one to two effective strategies to promote a high reliability organization.

DQ2 As the project manager it is important to understand team dynamics. Describe how you would apply your leadership skills to move team members from the “storming” to “norming” stage of team development.


HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Describe the value of creating a statement of work (SOW) and project charter. What elements of these documents will be valuable in project management? Provide a specific example to support your answer.

DQ2 How do key stakeholders and project team members differ and how are they the same? As the project manager, how do you ensure that the individuals that perform the work have a voice in the project development?


HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 Describe the relationship between project deliverables, goals, and outcomes.  How are each important and what makes each different? Provide an example of each to support your position.

DQ2 How does a “shared mental model” or visual tool assist in the completion of a project? What elements are important to include in such a visual and why?




HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 The formula to calculate the communication channels is: n x (n - 1) / 2. N is the number of team members. Use the formula to determine the number of communication channels for a team of five members. Based on your calculation, what are the possible number of communication channels on the project team? Do you agree or disagree with the calculation? Should all stakeholders (even those not on the team) be included? Explain your rationale.

DQ2 Identify three workplace environmental factors (i.e., organizational culture, staffing issues, regulatory requirements, etc.) and explain how they might adversely influence project communication. How might your own communication bias influence project communication?


HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 What are some of the downstream implications for a change in scope on a project? Provide a specific scenario to support your answer.

DQ2 You are leading a project team to implement computerized provider order entry and several physician groups are resistant. What approach would you take to facilitate change? Support your position with one or two scholarly resources.


HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 What is the difference between monitoring and controlling during the tracking phase of a project? Provide an example of a tool other than a fishbone chart that can be used to monitor and control within a project. Describe the benefits and drawbacks of this other tool.

DQ2 Identify two potential reasons why a project might fail, the cause, associated risks, and how you would mitigate.


HQS620 Project Management in Health

Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 What is a transition plan, and why is a transition plan important at the completion of a project? What should be included, and who should receive copies of the transition plan?

DQ2 Your patient safety project is finally complete on time but slightly over budget. There were a significant amount of challenges encountered throughout. The project manager, who has moved on to a new project will not hold a final debrief meeting to review successes and failures; is this a mistake? Provide a specific example to support your position.

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