Project Management for Human Resources

On Demand Webinar Duration 90 Minutes Credits HRCI 1.5 & SHRM 1.5 PDCs

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Speaker: Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., has managed a wide variety of projects

Overview

HR Managers are asked to juggle a wide variety of assignments and add on special ones as needed. In many companies, the people, who formerly performed specialized tasks, are gone, along with their expertise. The work still needs to be done and HR Managers are called on to take on this work as a “project.” Most HR folks are not trained as project managers and may struggle with getting everything done effectively and efficiently. The basics of project management are universal and many of the “tools” are easy to use. Get the results your organization expects applying these fundamental approaches to tackle special assignments and integrate your work into a large project, you manage productively and systematically.

Why Should You Attend

You are already doing more than you thought possible and here comes this "extra" assignment. Instead of being overwhelmed, you will set the work up as a project, manage it using an approach with a track record of success, and get the results your management requires. You'll hone your existing skills and build on them. You'll apply what you learn to rest of your assignment, becoming more productive, and still have time to think about how to improve the overall performance of your area of responsibility.

Areas Covered
Context for Project Management
  • What are projects and where do they fit?
  • Project success factors and pitfalls
Project Initiation
  • Articulate project Business Problem
  • Perform Stakeholder analysis
Planning and Scheduling
  • Elicit Requirements
  • Analyze scope, constraints, assumptions
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure and tactical plan
  • Sequence activities optimally with Logic Diagram
  • Manage the Critical Path
  • Schedule, assign responsibility, and track.
Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs
  • Define budget and tracking
Risk Management
  • Define risks, qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Develop Risk Impact Matrix
  • Track and manage Risk; Escalate Risk Proactively
  • Human Resource and Communication Plan
  • Develop Role and Responsibility Plan; Create 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
Project Closure
  • Apply Lessons Learned for continuous improvement.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program, HR professionals will be able to:

  • Recognize the “business problem” before the project begins
  • Organize tasks easily into logical groups of activities
  • 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.

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

This activity has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®


Your Instructor


Rebecca
Rebecca

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., has managed a wide variety of projects from starting an alternative high school to developing artificial organs to managing Section 8 public housing. She understands the pain of juggling too many tasks, relying on others for information with no authority to manage them, and struggling to keep too many powerful stakeholders from spoiling the project. She has developed project management programs for her clients around the world. She developed project management programs specifically for Human Resource professionals for training companies, webinar providers, conferences, and clients. She works with a variety of organizations to improve strategic leadership and planning, engage employees, and delight customers. Rebecca is the author of several books on strategic leadership and has been honored for her contributions on four continents.


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