NHS FPX8040 PROJECT CHARTER CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

When you have no idea what to do with your written assignments, use a reliable paper writing service. Now you don’t need to worry about the deadlines, grades, or absence of ideas. Place an order on our site to get original papers for a low price.


Order a Similar Paper Order a Different Paper

Use what you learned about quality improvement, identifying a measurable gap, creating SMART objectives, and drafting a project AIM Statement as you develop Part 1 of your Project Charter from a nursing perspective.

Introduction

In this assessment, you will develop your problem statement as well as your AIM statement for your Project Charter. It is critical to identify the “gap” or area for improvement with supporting evidence. The AIM statement represents the goals you are trying to accomplish, the impact on the population, system, or organization, the “why” (why are you undertaking this task), and relevant background information. One way to operationalize your AIM statement is by developing SMART Goals.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Develop a problem statement that focuses on a specific problem and is solvable.
    • Develop complete SMART objectives related to the proposed project.
    • Develop an AIM statement that includes measurable goals the project is intended to accomplish and the anticipated impact on the population, systems, or organizations served.
  • Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
    • Describe an existing change opportunity that focuses on one area, is measurable, and the desired state after improvement is in measurable terms.
    • Discuss multiple timely sources to support the need for improvement.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Address most components of the assessment prompt appropriately, using the assessment description to structure the text.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.

Overview

In this course, you will use critical thinking, analytical capabilities, and creative insights to develop a Project Charter. A project charter provides an overview of a proposed project and is a working plan for how it will be executed. It contains key information including the who, what, when, and where of the project and how it will be conducted.

For your Project Charter, you will act as a 21st-century leader to identify and address a problem, gap, or change opportunity that improves health care delivery and/or systems. You will consider how leaders contribute to the profession by applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards within a culture of ethical practice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. After the completion of your three-part Project Charter, you will devise a poster presentation that disseminates what you’ve learned to a professional audience. The course assessment corresponds to Part 1 of the Project Charter:

  • Assessment 1: Project Charter Part 1.
  • Assessment 2: Project Charter Part 2.
  • Assessment 3: Project Charter Part 3.
  • Assessment 4: Project Charter Part 4: Poster Presentation.

Your Project Charter will be a foundational plan, so you will not actually implement the project, collect or analyze data, et cetera. You may use fictitious information as needed; however, you also need to obtain data from scholarly literature (cited using the most recent edition of APA style) to support your Project Charter. Try to make it as realistic as you can!

Prepare

Access, download, and review the Project Charter Template [DOCX] file that you will use to complete your Project Charter. The template is divided into sections that correspond to one of the first three assessments for this course: Project Charter Parts 1–3. Complete each of these sections when the corresponding assessment is due. The template also includes detailed instructions for completing each section. Study these instructions and then delete and replace them with your own responses before submitting the document to be graded.

For an example of the completed assessment, access and review the Project Charter Exemplar [PDF] resource.

Instructions

For this assessment, use what you learned about quality improvement, identifying a measurable gap, creating SMART objectives, and drafting a project AIM Statement as you develop Part 1 of your Project Charter from a nursing perspective.

Use the Project Charter Template [DOCX] to complete the following items found in Part 1:

  1. Project Name: Create a title for your Project Charter.
    • Make the title specific and distinct from other projects so the reader knows the goal and wants to learn more.
    • Be creative in developing your title.
  2. Gap Analysis: In this section, identify a gap or change opportunity in measurable terms. Select one specific area than can be quantified/measured: What are you trying to accomplish?
    • Describe the quantifiable current state, e.g., the existing condition.
    • Describe the quantifiable desired condition: What should be happening?
    • What is the quantifiable difference between the current status and what it should be, e.g., the gap?
    • What methods were used to identify the gap?
    • Why is improvement needed in this area? Why is this problem important/meaningful/relevant?
  3. Evidence to Support the Need: In this section, select, summarize, and analyze timely (published within the last five years) sources that substantiate or explain the gap and the need for improvement.
    • Include 2–3 sources that substantiate the gap or problem that exists and why improvement is needed.
    • Consider primary and secondary data sources, regulatory requirements, clinical practice guidelines, and benchmarking data.
    • Cite all sources using the most current version of APA formatting inclusive of publications within the last five years.
  4. Problem Statement: After performing the Gap Analysis, develop a problem statement that:
    • Focuses on one specific problem.
    • Can be realistically solved, e.g., organizationally or local community.
    • Identifies the effect on the population or process.
    • Is clear and concise (1–2 sentences).
  5. SMART Objectives: Write SMART Objectives that define the population and the systems affected for your Project Charter. Complete SMART objectives address all of the following:
    • Specific: Who is the target population, persons, or process?
    • Measurable: How will you measure the change you anticipate: An increase or decrease? This must be stated in measurable terms.
    • Achievable: Is it realistic? Do you have the time, support, and resources?
    • Relevant: Is it important or meaningful? Does it consider issues related to population health and the social determinants of health (health equity, inclusion)? Does it align with organizational mission and goals?
    • Time: When will the project begin and when will it end? Be specific!
  6. Project AIM: Develop an AIM statement that articulates the overarching purpose of your Project Charter, including:
    • The goals you intend to accomplish (use measurable terms, e.g., think about your SMART objective).
    • Who will benefit from this?
    • What will be done (evidence to support the action).
    • Where the change will occur.
    • When it will begin and end.

Additional Requirements

  • Written Communication: Write clearly, accurately, and professionally, incorporating sources appropriately.
  • Length of Paper: Complete all fields of the Project Charter Template Part 1 (approximately 4-5 pages when complete).
  • Resources: Include sources where appropriate within the template; each part of the Project Charter must include its own reference page formatted according to the most recent APA style.
  • Font and Font Size: APA format (7th edition) permits Times Roman (12-point), Arial (11-point), and Calibri (11-point).
  • Academic Honesty: Submit a draft of your assessment to SafeAssign and make any necessary changes before you submit it to your instructor for grading.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Develop a problem statement that focuses on a specific problem and is solvable.
    • Develop complete SMART objectives related to the proposed project.
    • Develop an AIM statement that includes measurable goals the project is intended to accomplish and the anticipated impact on the population, systems, or organizations served.
  • Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
    • Describe an existing change opportunity that focuses on one area, is measurable, and the desired state after improvement is in measurable terms.
    • Discuss multiple timely sources to support the need for improvement.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Address most components of the assessment prompt appropriately, using the assessment description to structure the text.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Draw on the context you developed concerning the gap, need, or opportunity for improvement to choose the team members you will need to address your quality improvement project, a leader to guide your project, an executive sponsor, project stakeholders, and a plan for communicating to various groups and stakeholders.

Introduction

In this assessment, you will identify your team, the relevant stakeholders, and an executive sponsor. You will also decide who will lead the quality improvement team. The team leader is the “driver” of the project and is typically someone with the power and support to implement a change. The leader not only needs to be aware of the clinical, process, or administrative implications and potential consequences of the proposed change, but also be proficient in leadership skills, strategies, and emotional intelligence, with the ability to lead and connect with diverse team members and stakeholders. Does your team leader model effective leadership consistent with change management?

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the application of leadership styles to a practice or process change within a health care or public health delivery system.
    • Identify and justify the selection of executive or organizational sponsors.
    • Justify the selection of a team leader whose leadership style and attributes are most appropriate to the needs of the project.
  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Justify the selection of team members appropriate to the needs of the project.
    • Justify the selection of key stakeholders for the project.
  • Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
    • Develop a communication plan for the executive sponsor, stakeholders, and team members that explains the purpose, methods, and potential assets and challenges.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Address most components of the assessment prompt appropriately, using the assessment description to structure text.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.

Overview

For this second course assessment, you will continue to build upon the Project Charter you began in the previous assessment. Draw on the context you developed concerning the gap, need, or opportunity for improvement to complete Part 2 of the Project Charter Template:

  • Assessment 1: Project Charter Part 1.
  • Assessment 2: Project Charter Part 2.
  • Assessment 3: Project Charter Part 3.
  • Assessment 4: Project Charter Part 4: Poster Presentation.

Your Project Charter will be a foundational plan, so you will not actually implement the project, collect or analyze data, et cetera. You may use fictitious information as needed; however, you also need to obtain data from scholarly literature (cited using the most recent edition of APA style) to support your Project Charter. Try to make it as realistic as you can!

Prepare

Complete the assigned readings and the Applying Leadership Styles media activity before you complete Part 2 of the Project Charter. For this assessment, you need to submit your Project Charter with both Part 1 and Part 2 completed.

Access, download, and review the Project Charter Template [DOCX] file that you will use to complete your Project Charter. The template is divided into sections that correspond to one of the first three assessments for this course: Project Charter Parts 1–3. Complete each of these sections when the corresponding assessment is due and submit the template with all completed components. The template also includes detailed instructions for completing each section. Please study these instructions and then delete and replace them with your own responses before submitting the document to be graded.

For an example of the completed assessment, access and review the Project Charter Exemplar [PDF] resource.

Instructions

Now that you have identified the “gap” or opportunity for change, completed the SMART objectives, and developed the AIM statement, it is time to identify an executive sponsor, the team members you will need to address your quality improvement project, a leader to guide your project, stakeholders impacted by the project, and a plan for communicating to various groups. The team should have adequate representation from the respective systems and stakeholders, including end users or those served. As you create your team, consider the importance of leadership style(s) and issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in making your selections. Review the course resources and activities from this and previous assessments to inform and support your responses to Part 2 of your Project Charter.

For this assessment, use the Project Charter Template [DOCX] to complete the following items found in Part 2:

  1. Executive or Organizational Project Sponsor: Select a project executive sponsor and explain why you choose this person. The project sponsor holds an authority position in the organization and ensures the project aligns with the organizational mission and strategy. This person is the liaison with executive leadership/management. This person is not involved in the day-to-day work of the team but should be aware of the team’s progress. This person takes responsibility for the success (or failure) of the project at the organizational level. You may identify the executive sponsor by title or role. When selecting the executive or organizational sponsor, consider the following to explain why you selected this person:
    • Identify this person by role and title. Provide a fictional name or use initials (please do not use a person’s real name or other identifying information).
    • Explain why you selected this person, including factors such as:
      • Executive level accountability for success or failure.
      • Access to support and resources.
      • The ability to address resistance and challenges.
      • Creates conditions for success.
  2. Select the Team: Identify 4–6 team members for the Project Charter. Think about who is familiar with the different parts of the systems. The team should consist of the people who are involved with the practice change and carrying out the effort. Some people may have expertise in several areas. Think about the people who are most important to the project, then complete the following:
    • Describe each team member’s title, department, or affiliation.
      • Think about who is familiar with the different parts of the systems.
      • As you consider team members, prioritize them in terms of “must have.”
    • Explain how the person contributes to the project’s success/rationale for inclusion.
      • The team should consist of the people who are involved with the practice change and carrying out the effort.
      • Some people may have expertise in several areas.
    • Explain how the person will add to the team and/or project’s success.
      • Consider how a diverse set of individuals (demographics, disciplines, experiences, knowledge) will add to the team and/or project’s success.
  3. Select Your Team Leader: After reviewing the Applying Leadership Styles interactive media activity, consider the leadership styles and organizational roles most appropriate to drive your project. Then describe a real or fictitious leader who reflects this style and their primary role in the organization. Include the following to demonstrate why this leader is best suited to drive your project:
    • Identify the team leader by initials or a fictitious name and primary role within the organization.
    • Describe two leadership styles appropriate to the project that the leader might utilize.
      • Present 1–2 sources (published within the last five years) to support your discussion of these leadership styles. Include APA-style citations.
      • Explain why these two leadership approaches are important to your project’s success.
      • Provide examples of how the leader might apply these leadership approaches in practice.
    • Describe useful qualities this leader might leverage for success.
      • Consider emotional intelligence and communication/collaboration attributes.
      • Consider proficiency with practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Key Stakeholders: Identify 3–4 key stakeholders for the project. Stakeholders have a vested interest in the planned change and represent a wide variety of people and organizations, e.g., patients/clients, family members, policymakers, advocacy groups, providers, community resources, health promotion organizations, nonprofit groups, et cetera. Use fictional names or initials when identifying stakeholders, and include the following when identifying key stakeholders for your Project Charter:
    • Who is the targeted population?
    • What is the stakeholder’s connection to the project?
    • How is the stakeholder affected or impacted by the project?
    • What is the stakeholder’s contribution to the project?
  5. Communication Plan: Develop a communication plan for the executive sponsor, stakeholders, and team members. Consider the “audience,” and different needs according to culture, language, and other factors. Include information related to the following:
    • The purpose of the communication.
    • The methods of communication employed (e.g., who is the audience, type of communication needed for team members versus stakeholders, sponsor, etc.).
    • Potential challenges and assets:
      • Cultural competency.
      • Implicit bias.
      • Different levels of knowledge, experience, disciplines, and roles.
      • Representation.
      • Diversity and inclusion.
    • Cite literature to support best practices related to communication and collaboration within diverse teams (1–2 sources, published within the last five years, using the APA format).

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

  • Written Communication: Write clearly, accurately, and professionally, incorporating sources appropriately.
  • Length of Paper: Complete all fields of the Project Charter Template Part 2 (approximately 3–4 pages when complete).
    • Reminder: Your assessment submission must include both Part 1 and Part 2 completed.
  • Resources: Include sources where appropriate within the template; each part of the Project Charter must include its own reference page formatted according to the most recent APA style.
  • Font and Font Size: APA format (7th edition) permits Times Roman (12-point), Arial (11-point), and Calibri (11-point).
  • Academic Honesty: Submit a draft of your assessment to SafeAssign and make any necessary changes before you submit it to your instructor for grading.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the application of leadership styles to a practice or process change within a health care or public health delivery system.
    • Identify and justify the selection of executive or organizational sponsors.
    • Justify the selection of a team leader whose leadership style and attributes are most appropriate to the needs of the project.
  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Justify the selection of team members appropriate to the needs of the project.
    • Justify the selection of key stakeholders for the project.
  • Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
    • Develop a communication plan for the executive sponsor, stakeholders, and team members that explains the purpose, methods, and potential assets and challenges.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Address most components of the assessment prompt appropriately, using the assessment description to structure text.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

 

 

Assessment 3: Project Charter Part 3

Develop an intervention; devise how you will measure if the “change” had the desired effect; establish how you will collect, manage, protect the data as well as its use and interpretation; consider leadership in the context of ethics, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and discuss the potential benefits as a result of this work.

Introduction

In this assessment, you will define the intervention, measurement, and how you will manage and protect the data. Now is also the time to take a step back and consider ethical leadership within the context of quality improvement. How might the Quadruple Aim/Quintuple Aim be used to frame quality improvement efforts with a focus on the patient/client experience (quality and satisfaction), the health of populations, reducing per capita costs, the well-being of the health care workforce, and health equity? In this assessment, you will have an opportunity to consider ethical principles and leadership and complete a SWOT analysis to assess how your quality improvement project affects the target population, the organization, and those served.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Explain organizational or systemic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) relative to the identified project aim.
  • Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
    • Describe the planned intervention specific to the identified gap.
    • Explain how the intervention will be evaluated including outcome, process, and balancing measures.
  • Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
    • Develop a data collection and management plan that explains how information is collected, managed, and protected.
    • Describe how ethical leadership practices might be addressed in this project, including ethical leadership principles.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Address most components of the assessment prompt appropriately, using the assessment description to structure text.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.

Overview

For this third assessment, you will continue to develop the Project Charter you began in the previous two assessments. Draw on the context you developed concerning the gap, need, or opportunity for improvement to complete Part 3 of the Project Charter Template:

  • Assessment 1: Project Charter Part 1.
  • Assessment 2: Project Charter Part 2.
  • Assessment 3: Project Charter Part 3.
  • Assessment 4: Project Charter Part 4: Poster Presentation.

Your Project Charter will be a foundational plan, so you will not actually implement the project, collect or analyze data, et cetera. You may use fictitious information as needed; however, you also need to obtain data from scholarly literature (cited using the most recent edition of APA style) to support your Project Charter. Try to make it as realistic as you can!

Prepare

Access, download, and review the Project Charter Template [DOCX] file that you will use to complete your Project Charter. The template is divided into sections that correspond to one of the first three assessments for this course: Project Charter Parts 1–3. Complete each of these sections when the corresponding assessment is due. Submit all completed components as one document. The template also includes detailed instructions for completing each section. Please study these instructions and then delete and replace them with your own responses before submitting the document to be graded.

For an example of the completed assessment, access and review the Project Charter Exemplar [PDF] resource.

Instructions

You have identified the gap, set measurable objectives, gathered the team, designated leadership, and developed a plan for communication and collaboration. Now you are ready to develop the intervention and decide how you will measure if the “change” had the desired effect, and consider how you will collect, manage, and protect the data as well as its use and interpretation. Think about your Project Charter in the context of ethics, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the potential benefits that may result from this work. Review the information from Assessments 1 and 2, reflect on the work you have completed, then complete Part 3 of your Project Charter.

For this assessment, use the Project Charter Template [DOCX] to complete the following items found in Part 3:

  1. Intervention & Measurement: Now that you have your team members and a plan, it is time to consider the intervention for the “change” and how you will measure the impact.
    • Describe the planned intervention.
      • What will you do that is different from the current condition or state? This is the “change strategy” that will address the identified gap.
      • Who will be involved with implementing the change?
      • Process for implementation including when, where, and how. The planned intervention should address the specific gap you identified in Part 1.
      • The information provided should allow someone to replicate the planned intervention so be sure to include specific steps/information.
    • Develop Outcome, Process, and Balancing Measures.
      • Outcome: What is the desired outcome in measurable terms.
        • Compare to the SMART objective you developed that is stated in measurable terms.
        • State the desired outcome after the intervention has been implemented. This should be stated in very specific and measurable terms with time parameters.
      • Process: State 1–2 process measures that address:
        • Are you doing the right things to achieve the outcome?
        • Are the steps in the process leading to the planned outcome?
        • These should be specific and in measurable terms.
      • Counter/Balancing: As you are not implementing the project, develop counter/balancing measures that might be anticipated if the planned intervention is implemented:
        • Consider the potential for the changes being made causing problems in other areas that may not be anticipated.
  2. Develop a data collection and management plan: Use the template provided to input your data collection and management plan. This plan should explain how information is collected, managed, and protected. Include the following:
    • Describe the data that will be collected.
    • Describe who will collect the data. Explain their role and why this person(s) is selected.
    • Describe when the data will be collected. Provide a beginning and ending time frame.
    • Describe how the data will be stored/protected. Consider security, de-identification, confidentiality, and anonymity.
      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How will the data be interpreted? Do you have any concerns about how bias might affect data collection, interpretation or application?
    • Provide 1–2 citations/references as needed to support your conclusions (cited using the most recent edition of APA style).
  3. Ethical Considerations/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: As a leader in the field, evaluate how you might address the following within the context of the Quadruple/Quintuple Aim:
    • Who may benefit from the project?
    • Who may be harmed by the project?
    • Who is included and who is excluded? Consider vulnerable populations
    • How does this align with ethical leadership?
    • How might you leverage power as a leader toward equity?
      • Will you utilize different leadership styles or approaches?
      • What specialized skills or best practices might be utilized?
      • How will the well-being of those taking part in the project be addressed?
    • Include 1–2 citations/references published within the last five years, using the APA format..
  4. Complete a SWOT Analysis:
    • Strengths: Project strengths: What are the assets of the organization that will help it achieve a successful outcome, e.g., knowledge, support, resources, funding, etc.? Some examples might include things your organization does well, qualities that make you different from others, internal resources and assets (loyalty, retention, et cetera).
    • Weaknesses: Potential obstacles or challenges—limitations that may affect success. What are the potential barriers that might interfere with success? In the past, what factors were aligned with lack of success and obstacles to change. Some examples might include lack of resources, lack of personnel, organizational commitment, et cetera.
    • Opportunities: Opportunities to facilitate project success—factors that might be utilized to increase the likelihood of success. Some examples might include accessing external resources, opportunities for training and education to meet the needs, needs assessment for underserved groups, et cetera.
    • Threats: Potential threats to the project—factors and events that may disrupt goal attainment. Some examples might include increased competition, changes in regulations or policies, changes in populations, attitudes, et cetera.

Additional Requirements

  • Written Communication: Write clearly, accurately, and professionally, incorporating sources appropriately.
  • Length of Paper: Complete all fields of the Project Charter Template Part 3 (approximately 5 pages when complete).
    • Reminder: Your assessment submission must include all three parts of the Project Charter Template completed.
  • Resources: Include sources where appropriate within the template; each part of the Project Charter must include its own reference page formatted according to the most recent APA style.
  • Font and Font Size: APA format (7th edition) permits Times Roman (12-point), Arial (11-point), and Calibri (11-point).
  • Academic Honesty: Submit a draft of your assessment to SafeAssign and make any necessary changes before you submit it to your instructor for grading.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Explain organizational or systemic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) relative to the identified project aim.
  • Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
    • Describe the planned intervention specific to the identified gap.
    • Explain how the intervention will be evaluated including outcome, process, and balancing measures.
  • Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
    • Develop a data collection and management plan that explains how information is collected, managed, and protected.
    • Describe how ethical leadership practices might be addressed in this project, including ethical leadership principles.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Address most components of the assessment prompt appropriately, using the assessment description to structure text.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Create a poster that showcases your work as you reflect on what you learned while developing the Project Charter in the previous three assessments.

Introduction

You have developed a project charter for your quality improvement project. Now is the time to “showcase” your work. In this assessment, you will submit your poster to disseminate your results in a professional manner. Now is a good time to think about how you will sustain these improvements in terms of organizational commitment and leadership. Heinrich (2021) states: “Instead of getting to the end and asking, ‘Now that we’ve made some great improvements, what can we do to continue them?’ you need to think about that aspect from the very beginning” (para 2). Active involvement of leadership, organizational support and commitment, and an understanding that “team” matters are aligned with quality improvement success.

Reference

Heinrich, P. (2021). Setting the stage for sustainability in quality improvement projects. National Institute for Children’s Health Qualityhttps://www.nichq.org/insight/setting-stage-sustainability-quality-improvement-projects

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the application of leadership styles to practice or process change within a health care or public health delivery system.
    • Identify team members, stakeholders, sponsors, and a team leader appropriate to the needs of the project.
  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Present a problem statement that focuses on a specific area.
    • Present an AIM statement that includes the goals the project is intended to accomplish and who will benefit, with a time frame.
    • Present the planned intervention, including initial steps to get started, the proposed intervention, and the process for implementation.
  • Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
    • Provide a Gap Analysis that presents an existing change opportunity and the desired state after improvement.
    • Describe 2–3 next steps that could be taken once the charter project is completed to initiate the project and anticipated outcomes.
  • Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
    • Describe the purpose and use of the data collection plan.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Create a poster that is professional and engaging in design and addresses the required components.

Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.

Overview

Presenting information to an audience is a common skill that is needed for leaders who work in health care today. At some time in your career, you might attend a conference in person or virtually to share information about a project. Many health care conferences now include virtual poster presentation sessions.

For this fourth assessment, you will showcase your work as you consider what you learned while developing the Project Charter in the previous three assessments. You can use the Project Charter Poster Template file to serve as a guide to complete this final assessment. You can be creative in terms of format, color, images, graphs, etc. as long as you address the assessment criteria.

  • Assessment 1: Project Charter Part 1.
  • Assessment 2: Project Charter Part 2.
  • Assessment 3: Project Charter Part 3.
  • Assessment 4: Project Charter Part 4: Poster Presentation.

The purpose of this assessment is to give you practice presenting the project charter that you have designed in a poster format. You will include the gap analysis, the problem statement, the AIM statement, the planned intervention, the project team, the data management plan, next steps if you were going to implement this project, and lessons learned during this process.

Prepare

Access, download, and review the Project Charter Poster Template [PPTX] and/or the Project Charter Poster Template [PDF] file that you will use to complete this assessment. The template is designed to offer space for all of the information required in this assessment, but you are welcome to reorganize the template as appropriate to best present the specifics of your project charter. You are also welcome to use your creativity with the overall visual design of your poster, as long as you make sure your presentation is aligned to the requirements in the scoring guide.

For an example of the completed assessment, access and review the Project Charter Poster Exemplar [PPTX] and/or the Project Charter Poster Exemplar [PDF] resource.

Scenario

You are a health care leader who has just finished your first Project Charter. Imagine that you have been invited to present your project in the form of a poster to your organization or at a professional conference. Prepare your poster to succinctly describe the different parts of your project in text, pictures, and graphs or statistics.

How might the results of the project be communicated to sponsors, stakeholders, and team members? Think about how the project will benefit the target population, the organization, and those served. How does this project demonstrate leadership in terms of a process change for those served, the organization, and/or the profession?

Instructions

Using the Project Charter Poster Template [PPTX] and/or the Project Charter Poster Template [PDF], complete the following to create a poster that acts as a visual presentation of your Project Charter:

  1. Apply your creativity while using charts, graphs, and visual images to tell your story for the change improvement you have created and the value to those served. The Project Charter Poster Template will help organize your information, but feel free to change the colors, rearrange sections, and otherwise use it to meet the requirements for the assessment.
  2. Include a title at the top of the poster.
  3. Include a Gap Analysis that identifies the gap (difference between the current state and desired state in measurable terms), how the gap was identified, and why improvement is needed (importance/relevance).
  4. Include the problem statement (1–2 sentences) that focuses on one specific area that can be realistically solved and identify the effect on the population.
  5. Include the AIM Statement including the SMART Objectives, who will benefit, what will be done, where the change will occur, the timeline, and the impact on the population/process.
  6. Planned Intervention: Include the proposed intervention, who will be involved in implementation, the process for the implementation, e.g., when, where, and how, and the potential effects on the population/process
  7. Project Team: List the team members, stakeholders, executive sponsor, and team leader, and their roles and contribution to the project (why they were selected).
  8. Data Management Plan: Describe the data management plan including what data will be collected, who will collect the data, when it will be collected, the storage and protection of the data, and its interpretation and utilization (think about diversity, inclusion, and use of data).
  9. Next Steps/Lessons Learned: What do you anticipate as the next 2–3 steps if you were actually going to implement this change? What is your anticipated outcome of the planned intervention? How will you know if it is successful? What lessons did you learn via this process?

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

  • Written Communication: Use short but complete sentences that are clear, comprehensible, and free of jargon for each paragraph or bullet point.
  • Length of Presentation: Complete all fields of the Project Charter Poster Template succinctly but thoroughly.
  • Tone: Ensure your presentation is relevant to and easily understood by everyone in the audience. Remember, you could be speaking to people in all levels of the organization.
  • Font and Font Size: Use fonts and sizes appropriate for a presentation.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the application of leadership styles to practice or process change within a health care or public health delivery system.
    • Identify team members, stakeholders, sponsors, and a team leader appropriate to the needs of the project.
  • Competency 2: Analyze a health care issue from a leadership perspective, applying quality improvement principles and evidence-based standards.
    • Present a problem statement that focuses on a specific area.
    • Present an AIM statement that includes the goals the project is intended to accomplish and who will benefit, with a time frame.
    • Present the planned intervention, including initial steps to get started, the proposed intervention, and the process for implementation.
  • Competency 3: Develop a project charter that addresses a potential gap, problem, or opportunity within a health care system.
    • Provide a Gap Analysis that presents an existing change opportunity and the desired state after improvement.
    • Describe 2–3 next steps that could be taken once the charter project is completed to initiate the project and anticipated outcomes.
  • Competency 4: Develop a data management plan, including a plan for ethical stewardship for data use and communication.
    • Describe the purpose and use of the data collection plan.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, interprofessional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Create a poster that is professional and engaging in design and addresses the required components.
Writerbay.net

Get help with your complex tasks from our writing experts. Kindly click on ORDER NOW to receive an A++ paper from our masters- and PhD writers.

Get a 15% discount on your order using the following coupon code SAVE15


Order a Similar Paper Order a Different Paper