Project Management

Introduction

Healthcare Unlimited, LLC is facing challenges in employee relations as evidenced from conflict, lack of motivation and poor performance. As a result, the health system implementation in the organization has been troubled in the recent past. I have been appointed as the IT Project manager, and I understand the task at hand that requires me to take necessary action and come up with appropriate strategies to solve the crisis. The position of the project manager in charge of the Medical IS project is demanding, and the senior management expects positive results during my tenure. It has been made clear to me that the former administration failed to perform as expected and I am willing to improve on the areas of weakness to attain the project goals and objectives.

Case Background

The health system implementation faces immense challenges in its execution that hinder the attainment of set goals and objectives. The project is focused on the creation of a modular software package that is aimed at improving the wellness of the vendor to guarantee that preventive care is being tracked. The benefits of the project include better return on investment for the wellness vendor initiatives, improvement in vendor revenue and a decline in the inappropriate care use. It can be noted that the principal risk facing the project is that all government standards and regulations should be upheld by the vendor.

There are three significant barriers facing the implementation of the project. To start with, the Database Administrator and the architect have been involved in a high level of conflict that has contributed to a negative work environment.  Secondly, senior management has cited a high level of dissatisfaction in the way that conflict in the organization is addressed. Concerning this, there has been dismal results and lack of motivation. Thirdly, the board of directors is anxious to track the performance of the Medical IS project that will have a significant influence on the direction the company will take.  It is clear that job security is dependent on the success of the project. It is imperative to learn from the mistakes made by the former project manager including the failure to hire additional staff, ignoring the warning signs of the conflict in the team and lacking control over the decision making process. The setbacks being experienced in the project can be addressed by evaluating the skills, experience, and availability of the pivotal employees that are involved in the conflict and coming up with the appropriate strategy to solve it.

Team Dynamics

The team is in the storming stage of the five-stage development model as it is the first time that the members are working together. It is clear that the team has moved past the forming stage as the members have already been identified as well as their roles. In this stage, the team members compete among each other for recognition of ideas and status. The database administrator en

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