Yellow Brick is excited to announce the upcoming release of our first book Simplifying the Complex: A guide to Transition and Activation Planning for Healthcare Construction Projects on April 28, 2020. In 2019, our team identified a gap in information related to the Transition and Activation of new healthcare facilities and spaces. We challenged ourselves to fill this gap by writing a guide that could be leveraged by those tasked with the responsibility of leading a new facility activation project. Together, we divided up the work required and began the process of writing our first book.
Although many may assume that the most arduous part of writing a book would be finishing it, a large hurdle that first needs to be cleared is finding a publisher to publish the book. We compiled a list of publishing houses that our team felt were aligned with our guide and began the process of sending out queries. Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. After initial conversations, our team agreed that Emerald was the right group to publish our book.
Simplifying the Complex is a labor of love; it is the result of a year’s long effort by our team. It is an easy-to-use guide that provides readers with the fundamentals of the transition, activation, and operational planning process and is essential for anyone involved in activating a new healthcare space. Meant to provide a straightforward planning roadmap, this guide tackles the high-risk and problem-prone strategic initiative of activating healthcare construction projects. Our team utilized project management experience from healthcare projects of varying sizes, scopes and complexities to share best practices and to provide insight as to how to avoid common pitfalls through strategic planning.
This resource provides the framework required to establish a consistent process throughout the Transition and Activation Planning process, including project kickoff, budget development, building readiness, and people readiness. Each chapter guides the reader through the stages of the planning process and provides the tools necessary for implementing a successful project.
We would like to thank all those who have supported us through our journey and committed their time to share their perspective, experience, and expertise with healthcare leaders. None of this would have been possible without you.
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