This book tells all about how to see a project through, says George Absi

Project management is a vital skill which should be among every healthcare manager’s attributes. It can dramatically benefit an organisation by contributing to cost savings, more efficient and effective working, creation and change.

Richard Newton, who is widely renowned and respected in the field of project management, shares his experience in this easy to read book. The aim is to give the reader skills to transform themselves from “basic” to “advanced” level.

This book, unlike many in the field, does not contain theories and concepts, but concentrates solely on the “hard” and “soft” skills of project management such as communication and personal styles.

It is delivery and outcome focused with useful tips and advice throughout. It also contains a quick reference section with a summary of its content. The following topics are covered:

  • What is successful delivery?
  • Communications
  • What actually is your project?
  • How to get your project started
  • Optimal personal styles for project managers
  • Managing the project
  • Getting the best out of your project team.

This book covers topics highly relevant to managers in the health service. The subjects are approached with logical sequence, are easy to follow and have high practical value. I recommend it to anyone wishing to improve their ability to deliver in project management.

George Absi is clinical audit manager at Hertfordshire Community Health Services.

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