A Study to Develop a Timeline for Sequencing the Major Transitional Tasks in the Fort Sill Hospital Transition Plan
Final rept. 15 Dec 1987-5 Jul 1988
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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The complexity and number of major transitional tasks MTTs in a hospital construction project require considerable lead time for transition planning. The project manager is responsible for a coordinated transition plan to accomplish all major tasks on time and within budget. Time Line project management software was used in the study to help sequence the MTTs and coordinate the transition planning effort. The result was a printed Gantt chart timeline which displayed all MTTs in the project schedule in start-date sequence. The project manager had the ability to visualize the schedule. The software also allowed the project manager to update the schedule as changes occurred and to immediately print the updated Gantt chart. The Gantt chart was used by the project manager as a visual means to depict the project schedule and was the basis for visual progress reports to the hospital Transition Committee. Selective reports were prepared which displayed selected subsets of MTTs for specified action officers or hospital departments. These reports made the Gantt chart an effective tool at all levels of management. Effective use of available technology can greatly aid planners and managers bring to pass an orderly and organized transition.
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