Project Management for Human Resources Professionals

Course Description:

Human Resource professionals are often given "extra" assignments. When we look at these special requests, we realize they can be managed as projects, even though they are not thought of as projects. Project management is the art and science of getting results by turning customers desires into concrete products, services or information by following established procedures in a defined sequence. Organizations use projects to achieve their strategic needs, which cannot be attained through everyday operations. A project is is a problem scheduled for a solution. The key to a successful project is beginning with a clear definition of the business problem: What is the gap between what we have and what we want?

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

What is the Context for HR Project Management?

  • What are our strengths and challenges managing projects as HR professionals
  • Project success factors and pitfalls

Project Management Processes

  • Understand the Project Management process and project phases

Project Initiation

  • Articulate project Business Problem
  • Develop a Business Case and Project Charter
  • Perform Stakeholder analysis

Planning and Scheduling

  • Elicit Requirements
  • Analyze scope, constraints, assumptions
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure and tactical action plan
  • Sequence activities optimally with Logic Diagram
  • Manage the Critical Path
  • Schedule, assign responsibility, and track

Cost Management

  • Define budget and tracking

Risk Management

  • Define risks, qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Track and manage Risk; Escalate Risk Proactively

Human Resource and Communication Plan

  • Develop Role and Responsibility Plan; Create a RACI diagram
  • Develop Management Communications Plan

Project Execution, Monitoring, and Control

  • Define what and how to monitor scope, schedule, cost, quality
  • Capture actual results for scope, schedule, cost, quality
  • Conduct Project Reviews

Project Closure

  • Apply Lessons Learned for continuous improvement

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, Administrative Professionals will be able to:

  • Define the Human Resources “business problem”
  • Organize tasks to create a project plan to guide all your efforts
  • “Manage” your project “team” even if you don’t have one
  • Keep critical stakeholders informed and involved
  • Track progress and recognize quickly when things are slipping
  • Lead effective project meetings
  • Demonstrate successful project completion
  • Apply lessons learned to the next project or special assignment

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Professionals who must manage projects or special assignments as part of their responsibilities
  • HR Managers who delegate special assignments
  • HR Team leaders who manage special assignments
  • HR Generalists
  • HR Managers
  • HR Personnel charged with improving project management
  • HR Professionals who are not full-time project managers

Our Speaker

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., knows the pain of making a poor hiring choice. After she learned about Behavioral Interviewing, she never made a mistake. She has helped many teams apply these principles and improve their selection process. Rebecca works with managers and executives in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to improve business results through strategic planning, engaged employees, strong teams, and delighted customers. She has published several books on strategic planning and leadership and is a legacy professional member of the National Speakers Association. Rebecca has been an executive and manager and received praise and recognition on four continents.

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