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Bill Gates’s Article on Epidemic Response, and How Project Planning Techniques Must be Used

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Stephen Devaux
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I’ve posted a new blog referencing Bill Gates’s article in Thursday’s (March 18, 2015) New York Times titled “How to Fight the Next Epidemic: The Ebola Crisis Was Terrible. But Next Time Could Be Much Worse.” The blog article can be found here:

Although many people are unaware of the fact, emergency response is a project management issue, and one where time is measured in human lives. But the process of project scheduling to compress a schedule is largely unknown by most planners in non-military and non-engineering disciplines, especially healthcare and public health.

This has been a big issue for me for a long time, ever since I wrote my chapter “Time is a Murderer: The Cost of Critical Path Drag in Emergency Response” for CRC Press’s 2013 Handbook of Emergency Response. In this blog, I outline some of the specific project management techniques that emergency response planners should be using.

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan