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Course Title: Delivering a Successful Laboratory Informatics Project
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Management/Professional Development
3 - Data Management
Instructor(s): Anthony Lisi Course Number: 112
Affiliation: CSols
Course Date: 03/09/2016 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
In this course, the elements for successful informatics implementations (projects that are delivered on-time, budget, and scope) will be taught. Lessons-learned from failed implementations will be introduced. The instructor will go through: how to engage the user community, select a vendor, develop a budget, create a project plan, pick an effective project team, develop a risk identification and mitigation plan, and use a methodology to help assure project success. The benefits of using third party service providers and the role of the vendor will also be discussed. The course will stress the continuous nature of project planning and control. Dialogue will be on: how to identify project risks sooner, how often to review the project with upper management, and how to keep the project team or business unit engaged for the length of the project.

Target Audience
• Informatics Project Participants • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Personnel • Project Managers • Laboratory Directors, Managers and Analysts • IT Executives and Leaders

Course Outline
• Why projects succeed or fail
• Product Selection and Procurement
• Project Management Framework and Best Practices
• Implementation Methodologies
• Project Estimating Techniques
• Detailed Project Planning
• Project Execution and Control

Course Instructor's Biography
Anthony Lisi is an established Laboratory Informatics consultant at CSols, Inc., the premier Laboratory Informatics Consultancy in North America who has a history of successful projects. Tony has over 10 years experience and a proven track record of delivering results in laboratory and manufacturing environments. Projects include modernizing laboratory software, automating instrument data collection and analysis, disaster recovery planning execution, customized lab to lab interfaces and Electronic Medical Records Systems (EMR) to LIMS integrations for multiple laboratories.