JADECARE Project Management Approach
The management approach of the Joint Action is based on the PM2 methodology of the European Commission, tailored to the context of JADECARE. It is also based on the broad experience of KRONIKGUNE in the coordination of cooperative project at international level in H2020 and previous Framework Programmes, but also in the area of Public Health.
The management structure of JA has been designed to respond to the needs of a large-scale consortium. It involves a broad range of stakeholders, Competent Authorities (CAs) and Affiliated Entities AEs) at pan-European level in the implementation and sustainability of good practices. Specifically, it intends to reinforce the capacity of health authorities to successfully address the transition of health systems to digitally-enabled integrated person-centered care, as well as to support the best practice transfer, while respecting traditional and accepted project management standards and principles.
Coordination and implementation roles and activities in the Joint Action are performed by CAs (as Leading Beneficiaries (LB)), and AEs. AEs can act as Leading Executive Organisations (LEO) and Co-Leading Executive Organisations. CAs and AEs are responsible for Work Packages and/or Tasks and contribute to the Deliverables and Milestones as described in the JADECARE Joint Action.
Many tasks have a somewhat tight, though thoroughly evaluated, time schedule. This will require a close monitoring and emphasis on internal communication between consortium members, to allow close progress assessment and interaction between all the actors involved in the JA. The management structure aims to ensure efficiency and, at the same time, to avoid imposing an exaggerated overhead on the project that could hamper its real implementation and development.
The described management activities are focused on the executing phase of the JA, as well as on assuring that after the closing phase of the project, a real change has been achieved and the sustainability of the new models is guaranteed. The structure for the JA is based on a multi-level organization that ensures:
- The fulfilment of the project work plan.
- The management of trade-offs affecting scope, quality, time, and cost.
- The due attention needed on critical activities that aim to ensure the achievement of milestones and that contribute to strategic objectives.
- The relationships among partners, including conflict resolution.
- The quality and efficiency, with which the project activities are carried out.
- The proper follow-up and fulfilment of the Grant Agreement with CHAFEA, including administrative and financial issues, the Consortium Agreement and any other legal arrangements with external parties.