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Lessons learned from writing, winning, and implementing an Emerging Scholars grant. Sue Leach, PT,PhD,NCS,CEEAA Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy Mentored by: Ellen Costello, PT,PhD. Poster introduction to project. Lessons Learned. Is there an APP for that?

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Lessons learned from writing, winning, and implementing an Emerging Scholars grant

Sue Leach, PT,PhD,NCS,CEEAA

Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy

Mentored by: Ellen Costello, PT,PhD


Poster introduction to project


Lessons Learned

  • Is there an APP for that?

  • Project Management Office: Lessons Learned Instructions

  • “The major benefit of completing the lessons learned process is that the organization retains and documents both successful & unsuccessful project activities for future reference by project managers and staff.”

  • “This allows new projects to repeat successful activities & to avoid those that were not successful.”

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Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Lessons learned report

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

  • Lessons learned that worked

  • Recommendations


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Scope

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    Clinical component

    fMRI component

    BDNF component

  • Lessons learned that worked

    Clinical component

    fMRI component

  • Recommendations

    • Know your scope ahead of time

    • Or know when it’s time to limit your scope


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Time

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • Everything takes longer than you think

      • Grant proposal

      • IRB

      • Equipment procurement

      • Establishing relationships with equipment vendors, collaborators & research site

      • Be prepared to complete multiple drafts

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • Keep timing of other commitments in mind

  • Recommendations

    • Be persistent

    • Recognize the strengths &weaknesses of yourself & others

    • Get referrals from colleagues for contacts

    • Always follow up


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Cost

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • Anxiety over responsibility to make best use of funds

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • Expanding the potential impact

    • Revising the budget accordingly

  • Recommendation(s)

    • It’s a great problem to have


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Quality

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • TBD

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • Become more knowledgeable e.g. conferences

    • Use available resources to create a good product

  • Recommendations

    • Expand your focus with collaborations


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Human Resources

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • BDNF

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • Seek out excellent mentors

  • Recommendations

    • Find mentors/collaborators with similar interests but expertise different from yours. Win win.

      • Be prepared to sell your product

      • Get lucky

Ellen Costello, PT,PhD

Sarah Shomstein, PhD


Human Resources

  • Mentor outside of project

Mary Corcoran


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Communication

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • IRB: phone call vs. in-person visit

    • Insufficient contacts e.g. Phlebotomist, lab folks, skilled in BDNF

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • If you don’t ask, you won’t know

  • Recommendation

    • In-person visit to IRB

    • Know enough to discuss with others


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Risk Management

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • No mistakes so far that weren’t correctable

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • Mentors

    • Trusting instincts

  • Recommendation

    • Choose your team wisely (or be very lucky)


Knowledge Area Section

  • Scope

  • Time

  • Cost

  • Quality

  • Human Resources

  • Communication

  • Risk Management

  • Procurement


Procurement

  • Lessons learned that didn’t work

    • Even if funds are approved, equipment procurement can take a long time

  • Lessons learned that worked

    • Mike Steele as a liason

  • Recommendations

    • Explore equipment options

    • Develop relationships with vendors

    • Get a staff member involved


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