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Project Charter

Project Charter

 

Assignment Rationale:

Please refer to the course syllabus to determine what percentage this assignment is of your final course grade. The purpose of this assignment is to allow each student an opportunity to actively consider the challenges surrounding developing an HIT strategy and to distinguish factors that enable sustained excellence in an HIT application.

Assignment Learning Objective:

Each assignment will be related to a specific learning objective. This assignment is linked to Week 3 Learning Objective 1 (Distinguish the importance of tools and competencies necessary for the informatics professional to master the SDLC planning. (LO 1)

Assignment Instructions:
  1. We have learned the failure rate of clinical information system implementations is high. One of the ways in which to avoid project failure is alignment of information technology (IT) to the strategic plan of an organization.
  2. The goal of HIT alignment and strategic planning is to ensure a strong and clear relationship between HIT investment decisions and the healthcare organization’s overall strategies, goals, and objectives.
  3. This assignment will allow each of you the opportunity to explore the alignment of an HIT project to the strategies, goals, and objectives of an organization.
  4. To complete this assignment, please re-read (or read if you have not yet done so) the Case Study to be used for the group presentation in Week 6.
  5. Complete a Project Charter document based on the information within the Case Study. Creating a Project Charter document is one of the initial tasks in the SDLC Planning Phase. It provides key information to assess alignment between the proposed HIT project and the strategic plan of an organization.   
  6. Please include the following information in the Project Charter document:
    1. Project Champion(s) = Name of formal or informal leader(s)
    2. Initiation/Target Dates
    3. Problem or Opportunity Statement = Why is this being done? An example, “Delay in timely electronic completion of medication orders resulting in higher than expected medication errors cause by tardiness of medication delivery.”
    4. Objective = Must be related to the problem/opportunity statement. And example, “To implement a barcode medication administration system.”
    5. Key Stakeholders = important individuals who will be impacted by the proposed changes brought about by this planned HIT implementation
    6. Scope = project parameters (what the project does and does not entail)
    7. Benefit(s) = what is the defined benefit(s) resulting from the deliverable(s)
    8. Budget = total anticipated costs
  7. Review the grading rubric (below) to make sure you include all the important elements of the assignment.
  8. Submit the completed form (as a Word document) using the appropriate assignment link (located in the Week 3 Learning Activities Folder).
Project Charter Assignment Grading Rubric 

ElementExemplary (4 points)Proficient (3 points)Developing (2 points)Needs Improvement (1 points)No Credit (0 points)Project Champion(s)Complete list of project champions and their roles.Majority of project champions and their roles listed.Some of project champions and their roles listed.Some of project champions and their roles listed.Not included.Initiation/Target DatesCompleted list of initiation/target dates provided.Only initiation dates included.Only target dates included.Incorrect dates (either initiation or target).Not included.Problem or Opportunity StatementComplete, clear, understandable problem or opportunity statement provided.Problem or opportunity statement is relevant to the case study.Problem or opportunity statement is loosely related to the case study.Problem or opportunity statement is irrelevant to the case study.Not included.ObjectiveComplete, clear, understandable objective thoroughly related to the problem/opportunity statement included.Objective listed is relevant to the problem or opportunity statement.Objective listed is loosely related to the problem or opportunity statement.Objective listed is irrelevant to the problem or opportunity statement.Not included.Key StakeholdersComplete list of key stakeholders and their roles.Majority of key stakeholders and their roles listed.Some of key stakeholders and their roles listed.Stakeholders listed but roles not included.Not included.ScopeComplete, clear, understandable list of what the project does and does not entail provided.Relevant list of what the project does and does not entail provided.Incomplete list of what the project does and does not entail provided.Irrelevant list of what the project does and does not entail provided.Not included.Benefit(s)Exhaustive list of potential benefits included.Majority of benefits included.Some of the benefits included.Important benefits missing.Not included.BudgetTotal anticipated costs includedMajority of costs included.Some of the anticipated costs included.Budget numbers provided seem to be missing some identified or necessary expenditures.Not included.Citations, Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence StructureWork is properly cited in APA format with no missing elements. Writing is of excellent quality, free of any grammar and spelling errors. Work is properly cited in APA format with one or more missing element. Writing is polished; maximum of one grammar or spelling error. Work is improperly cited. Writing is adequate for graduate level work; maximum of two grammar or spelling errors.Citation not related to content. Writing is inadequate for graduate level work; three spelling or grammar errors.No citations. Poorly written with multiple spelling and grammar errors