Four major variables can act as constraints, as well as objectives, in project management. These variables are
• P Performance requirements, both technical and functional
• C Labor and other costs to do the project activities
• T Time required to complete the project activities
• S Scope or magnitude of the job to be done
These variables directly affect the successful management and completion of a project. This is particularly true in the healthcare industry where quality is of the utmost importance. In this discussion of P, C, T, and S, you can think of performance as the equivalent to quality in HIT projects. Because a high degree of quality or performance is required in healthcare services, ...