Project Proposal: Approval Phase
According to "Adult Obesity Facts" (2015), “Obesity is common, serious and costly
More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight” (para. 1). With this information the project that my current employer Kaiser Permanente Hospital can benefit from is the transition to healthy snacks and meals that are available in the onsite vending machines, cafeteria and patients meals. This will greatly improve Kaiser as a whole because it will show that Kaiser truly cares about the health of its patients. Below you will find an outline of the project charter;
Project purpose or justification- To provide patients and/or customers with healthy food options.
Measurable project objectives and related success criteria-
High-level requirements- Find new food vendors and healthy vending machines
Assumptions and constraints-
High-level project description and boundaries-
High-level risks- Discontinue relationships with current unhealthy food providers.
Summary milestone schedule- 6 months
Summary budget- $500,000 towards purchase of new healthy products and ingredients.
Stakeholder list- High level management, Nutritionists, patients
Project approval requirements (i.e., what constitutes project success, who decides the project is successful, and who signs off on the project)-
Assigned project manager, responsibility, and authority level, and
Name and authority of the sponsor or other person(s) authorizing the project charter-
Adult obesity facts. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html