Theoretical perspective of implementing the Sidra Medical and Research

Being an IT-based medical research platform in the entire Qatar, this project requires coordination of various objectives in the sector, alongside the involved staffs. Therefore, the robust nature of this medical research project requires articulately theoretical perspectives that will fully supplement the project’s operations. This is the epicenter upon which various theoretical perceptive set in. It is imperative to that theoretical perspectives are primary to the staffs coordination and progress in achieving viable platforms of the projects. Achieving a robust and comprehensive staffing schedule requires the intervention of different lenses of theoretical portfolios. The involvement of the strafing and the general audience is a key parameter towards the success of this project.

The theory of project management articulates various aspects of project development and organization. This implies that project management theory encompasses variety of perspectives that together generate the flagship project of an ultramodern research cum IT medical research Centre. This is the main goal of the entire project, even as it incorporates key theoretical constructs. Based on the fundamental aspects of this theory, project management requires the application of measures as planning, controlling and coordination (Kendrick, 2010). Coordination begins with staffs to other audiences, who either directly or indirectly contributes to the success of the project. According to PMBOK guidelines, project management is primarily charged with the mandate of ensuring that productivity in the project completion is enhanced, with minimal bureaucracies. With such incentives come rewards of the project implementation and ultimate benefits.

Planning theory is the first class under project management theory, and it involves systematically aligning the objectives to be achieved in line with the prerequisite timeframe. Sidra Medical Research Centre has its flagship goals focused on the initial planning process through Clairvia staffing. The institutional framework of the project system must tend to align with the objectives behind the project development. This is the baseline of planning theory as part of the entire project management theory (Hulett, 2009). For instance, a feasibility assessment is done and captured through the application of viable planning tools. In this context, time is an important factor behind project development as it helps the concerned authority with the prerequisite platform upon which feasibility assessment is made. Therefore, a robust staffing function is best achieved upon the application of viable planning tools within the projects portfolio. Controlling process is another incentive that is captured under the management framework theoretical perspective. Under this plan, key mistakes are corrected according to the testable parameters. For example, cost metrics and corresponding corrections are captured through viable controlling platforms. Finally, the execution process acts as a bridge between the planning and coordination. An execution aspect deals with the overall implementation of the project. Below is a diagram that shows how project management theory operates in correspondence within the three constructs:

Changes                                                                       Plans
Perfo performance data

c                                          Changes
The diagram above shows how project management theory operates with respect to three major operational constructs according to PMBOK guidelines.

Project management theory for Clairvia Staffing and scheduling system operates in a dynamic and state, especially where sound theoretical perspectives are applied in the projects operations. As highlighted above, the audience, especially staffs must operate in, line with project management theory. Therefore, depending on the magnitude of network design incorporated here, the project must exhibit a thorough application of the three constructs of project management theory. This is one way under which effective communicational and project implementation will be achieved. With this concept integrated with the project design, success is likely to be realized. A contingent of execution, planning and controlling operations are thus essential for the success of the project, which is anchored on the pillars of cost saving and effective productivity (Snyder, 2013). This medical Centre, which is postulated to have robust Clairvia staffing and IT scheduling system will achieve its goals upon the application of the guideline of PMBOK guidelines under the project management theory. The green light generated by the projects demands is articulated by the aforesaid theoretical manifestation. The involvement of the sections on the PMP project is important since they support the application of the project that exists in various point lines. For example, the structural orientation of this project to encompass shareholders and staff is essential since both parties have significant roles in its manifestation and success. In addition, the project management theory never works in isolation, but consist of several segments. In this context, control planning and executions functions are best achieved upon application of viable structural framework of the project. Therefore, such incentives will ensure that the project has achieved its full scope in terms of implementing Clairvia staffing and scheduling system based on IT platforms. This is bottom-line behind the allocation of project management theory, through its three constructs in achieving the goal of the project. In addition, the process of integrating these three pillars is essential towards the full operations of the project, which is based on the main theory. Incorporation of the audience, which is majorly drawn from the staffing fraternity and the general stakeholders, is a crucial, measure towards the implementation and the full-scope operation of the project.

Project Plan review


Clairvia staffing and scheduling System as intended and structured at Sidra Medical and Research Center destined for great implementation success. This is despite the earlier hitches, often falling behind deadlines and earlier agreed upon schedules. Several inferences can be established from the whole project at its current position. For instance, lack of prior completed similar undertakings and the fact that Clairvia staffing and scheduling System is a pure conceptualization makes the whole idea tricky and quite involving implementing. By the virtue that is a pioneer program, the project is bound to experience all sorts of shortcomings right from technical related issues to management related issues (Harris, 2010). The whole undertaking could have been greatly simplified were there existing tangible similar projects from which clear guidelines, procedures and plans to copy from. Starting from scratch always offers an extensively large number of solutions and possibilities to pick from and more often than note, numerous time consuming analyses are required to pick the best option.

The intended Clairvia staffing and scheduling System will greatly simplify managerial responsibilities as well as staff monitoring tasks at Sidra Medical and Research Center. The capabilities of the project are an immense gong by the descriptions and specifications. In a nutshell, the project intends in a simple lapse to address complex staffing and scheduling while paying sufficient attention to the various individual division requirements. The system design makes it more of a resident program, often seeking relevant information and files from other systems so as to execute the various required instructions. The accuracy of the program and proper implementation will be vital since, upon its incorporation, the already running programs as well as subsequent installations will largely depend on it their performance (Saladis, & Kerzner, 2011). It sounds quite pretty that additional partial build stage has been added to the program. With such, the current mix up of information and indistinct organizational structure as at Sidra Medical and Research Center will be easily accommodated and solved.

Finally, the project will cater for the needs of almost every stakeholder at Sidra Medical and Research Center. Both the institution managers, staff, service providers and preceding information technology experts’ will all enjoy the extremely simplified feel of the system. Interdepartmental exchange and information sharing will be greatly enhanced by this system. One major outstanding beneficiary will be a human resource department. Upon completion of the system implementation, the department stands to enjoy services such as completed staffing plan from the human resource personnel, completed human and staffing policies, staff shift durations, hours of work and overtime, as well as on-call rules among other services. Other stakeholders within the center will experience fast and enhanced information retrieval alongside speedy linkages to other departments within the center.

The Clairvia staffing and scheduling System as designed and intended will provide the best solution to the IT requirements at Sidra Medical and Research Center. It is designed with a clear and close attention to the current situation at the center hence has given sufficient priority and attention to even the finer details that need to be addressed for an efficient solution. Its objectives are quite in line with the requirements and current deficit areas at the center. Once implemented to completion, it will be an outstanding and breakthrough as far as information management systems is concerned.


It is apparent that at the current rate, overall completion and handing over of the system to the management of Sidra Medical and Research Center will be derailed due to a number of challenges earlier on highlighted in the body of the project plan. The challenges are not long lived, and certain parameters can be adjusted so as to speed up the implementation pace and perhaps draw closer to the deadline. These adjustments are in the form of the following parameters.

Clairvia staffing and scheduling System is designed to act as a resident system from which other interface programs will depend on. Implementation of such a task requires a sound business case on which to build the project plan which is not available in this case. The entire project should thus be accorded more time and avoid any rush to beat deadlines. A single mistake made in implementing Clairvia staffing and scheduling System will go a long way to affect other interface programs initially not part of the project, and this will bring all operations at Sidra Medical and Research Center to standstill (Project Management Institute, 2013). Having a sound business case is essential towards the programs implementation and ultimate completion. Therefore, operational facts attributed to this project must be supported by business case study. The research portfolio regarding the viability of any operation is of great consideration. For example, a business case that is based on empirical studies is of great essence to this staff. Here, the robust IT network alongside Clairvia staffing requires the intervention of research metrics as highlighted in a business case study.

The current organization structure at Sidra Medical and Research Center lack distinctiveness and clarity making it hard to identify the direction of flow of authority. It is thus hard to obtain staffing numbers, as well as pick out the various human resource management policies. This adds up to a bulky and more complex program. It is thus recommended that the human resource personnel sorts out such mix up and avails a clearly elaborated organizational chart to the IT team. This will simplify their task and the whole complexity of the program as well as save significant and valuable time that can be allocated for other tasks (Harris, 2010). Having a fully decentralized and elaborate system is essential towards the generation of a smooth flow of communication. According to management theory, free flow of communication is essential towards the progress of the program. Having a firm structural framework based on authority and chain of command is vital for the success of this program. In addition, leadership determines the progress of the program and as such as a stable system attracts a better performance. This is yet another critical platform upon which the entire institution should be coordinated.

The implementation staff I faced with crucial challenges which cannot be ignored. For instance, the team lacks an experienced CEO in place to manage a project of this magnitude. The current Human Resources officer has no experience in healthcare and is thus learning by experience. This implies that the project will experience certain deliberate delays and slowed operations as they are all armatures in this field. In the same connection, more time should be given for each phase of the program. There should be enough time spans that allow for such kind of the operational framework.

In the initial work plan, holidays were not part of the actual plan. However, they have been incorporated in the implementation schedule, and a considerable amount of time will be lost towards such festivities. In order to avoid dragging the project too much into the future by requesting for time extensions, it would be wise for the implementation team to forego the intended holidays and work for at least half the required duration say half a day. This will help save another time that would go unaccounted for during the holidays. Holiday serves a relieving moment to the employees (Edwards, 2007). Work plan supported by theoretical constructs based on the project management theory is essential towards the realization of the set objectives. Therefore, the postulated robust systems of IT and rescheduled operations on Clairvia staffing require good timeframe allocation, with holiday slots.

Finally, at will be wise for the implementation team to outsource and find individuals with relevant experience in projects of similar magnitude as required for Clairvia staffing and scheduling System. This might help to offer the required guidance and advice in the course of implementation. Their constant presence might also help spend less time on some tasks since their experience in handling related tasks might prove worth. Decision to work alone by this health-wise inexperienced team might only serve to put up more pressure and misery on the whole team. According to PMBOK guidelines, having experienced employees is considered a key incentive towards the progress of the program. Therefore, experience must be incorporated in the system operation since it enhances productivity and faster achievement.


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