Project management skills in the healthcare environment: Perceived importance to healthcare project success

by Tabernik, Tychon John, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 247 pages; 3336844


This co-relational research applied a mixed-method research model to answer the question of which behavioral and technical skills are perceived necessary for project managers to possess in order to successfully deliver projects in the healthcare environment. There are significant social and organizational differences between the customer and profit driven environment of general business and the provider driven environment of healthcare. Using an established questionnaire from two previous studies, one researching the topic of business systems analyst's skills and the other researching project manager's skills, this research attempted to determine the skills perceived necessary to be a successful project manager in the healthcare environment. Various nonparametric tests were applied to the mean-ranked lists derived from the results of the online questionnaire, which utilized a seven-level Likert scale.

AdviserThomas C. Richards
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Health care management
Publication Number3336844

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