• Project Management for Externally Funded Research

    Investigators conducting health services research require support from a variety of disciplines. The Anderson Center project management staff provides program and project support for externally funded research projects.  Support often includes planning, scope management, budget management, risk / issue management and communications management. 

    With roles spanning individual contributor to manager level, senior project management staff also provide direction and guidance to team members on creation of project deliverables.

    Team leader Amanda Waltz and her staff support research across a project’s life cycle.

    Examples of Services We Provide 

    Funding Pursuit Project Execution (Startup, Operations, Manuscript Preparation Phases)
    Develop pursuit timelineManage project plan, schedule and budget
    Coordinate kickoff, review and approval meetingsCommunicate with internal and external resources
    Develop / revise resource estimates and budgetsIdentify and mitigate project risks and issues
    Support collection / compilation / revision of submission materialsMonitor status and report to project leadership
    Project Planning and Launch Manage project scope
    Develop project plan, schedule and budgetCoordinate activities of project team
    Refine project scopeCoordinate collection of data
    Identify and obtain project management staff supportPrepare / support creation of project deliverables
    Project Closure Execute basic data analysis
    Compile / archive project work products and deliverablesSupport data input / import, cleaning and merge
    Facilitate project logistics such as scheduling meetings, conference rooms, conference calls

    Our staff includes professionals from healthcare and research, as well as individuals with relevant private sector project management experiences. Due to the variety of roles and skills required to support our projects, there is no single profile for education or professional experience. 

    Many of our staff members have advanced degrees, with a master’s in public health being the most common (master’s of health services administration and master’s of business administration are also held by a number of our staff).