In Simple Solutions: How "Enterprise Project Management"Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Journey from Near Collapse to #1, author Lisa DiTullio, renowned speaker and successful business leader, shares project management practices which supported the Boston-based health insurance company on its path from crisis in 1999 to national acclaim today.
In a straightforward style, Lisa shows you how you can successfully introduce project management in any organization. Learn how to "fight for the CAUSE", using five simple strategies: Communicate, Advocate, Understand, Systemize, and Effect. Lisa highlights easy ways to implement each strategy. She also presents simple practices and shares real-life perspectives from key business stakeholders within Harvard Pilgrim Health Care-all of whom have participated in the company's amazing success.
Lisa's personal approach to project management is simple yet vital to business success: Serve vanilla. In spite of all the flavors offered, it is still the most popular. Project management does not need to be complex or complicated to support an organization's business needs. Keeping it simple actually allows companies to develop project management competency that becomes part of the organizational culture over time. Lisa believes project management tools should support project delivery processes in their simplest form and should be enhanced only when needed. Because team dynamics are a key influence on project success, finding a way to better manage group challenges from a management and communications perspective improves the team's internal dynamics as well as group performance. Simple Solutions is a must for anyone who strives to transform their organization for success.