Informatics Training for CDC Public Health Advisors
Managing information technology personnel and projects
Instructor: William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD
Teaching methods: Lecture, discussion.
Topics to be covered:
- Levels of Computer Expertise
- Development Team Organization
- Effective User Involvement
- Political Considerations
- Project Management Strategy
- Selecting Technologies
By the end of this session, students will be able to:
- Describe computer expertise levels
- List the three key variables in project development
- Define the basic approach to managing an information technology project
- Organize effective user involvement
- Recognize political as well as technical obstacles to success
- Understand the limits of their own knowledge
- Instructional Materials
- Clemons EK: Evaluation of Strategic Investments in Information Technology. Communications of the ACM 1991:34;22-36.
References & suggested readings
- Tapscott D, Caston A. Paradigm shift: the new promise of information technology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993.
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