Implementing strategic initiatives can be a difficult task for project managers and team leaders
To begin with, an idea or strategy may have many levels of detail and thus require different approaches to execution. Collecting data can require a great deal of time, effort, and money, not to mention resources of all kinds for the project manager and his/her staff.
As mentioned before, some of these questions will inevitably be controversial. Therefore, any time a question like ‘how to manage?’ enters the equation, it is almost guaranteed that a full and thorough understanding of how the whole enterprise works will be called for. No, do not get me wrong, the management of the clinic needs to understand its objects, its mission, and the goals it has in mind for conducting the clinical trial. However, all the questions above should not be a part of the main discussion that will take place between the principal investigators (PI’s) and the principal clinical investigators (PE’s).
How to implement these strategic initiatives properly.
There are some things to consider when you want to know how to implement them properly. First and foremost, there is the need to consider the risks associated with the implementation. Remember, all these initiatives are designed to reduce the risks of harm to human health and welfare. For this reason, it is very important that risk assessments be conducted before you implement any of them. This is why you will also require a very sound, electronic data room.
Once you have established the need for an electronic data room, the next thing you need to look into is its layout. Remember, you will be installing electronic data devices in the data room. These must be very secure to avoid unauthorized access. Your personnel should also be trained on how to use these devices. In addition, the electronic data room must have enough space to store all the electronic data collected during the trials.
The process of data capture
Without proper data capture, you will never know how many people, which condition or health condition you are trying to find. As such, you should train your staff on how to collect the right data. In this regard, a checklist will serve to help you accomplish this task.
A checklist is a very useful tool when implementing strategic initiatives
This is because it gives you a list of the most important things to do. You do not want to forget anything. Also, this checklist will help you keep track of your progress. The first item on the list should be the establishment of a data collection system. Next, you should train your staff on how to use the devices properly.
Creating a data management plan
If you choose a more complex approach when implementing strategic initiatives, then this step is also vital. This step involves the analysis and evaluation of all your existing systems. The evaluation should be based on scientific principles that are known to be true. The plan should take into account the current situation as well as your projections. Finally, the plan must address the future projections as well as the needs of your organization.
It takes a lot of hard work to implement strategic plans. It is even harder when the idea you are implementing is something that you have been working on for quite some time. However, once you have completed the task, the results will prove beyond your imagination. You will see the fruits of your labor in no time at all.