In today’s world, many assignments once performed by specialists are assigned to Human Resource professionals as ‘projects’ or ‘other duties, as assigned.’ Usually, major decisions regarding these ‘projects’ are outside the control of the HR professional. Few HR professionals receive training to manage projects efficiently and effectively. The ‘project’ is added to an already full schedule, major decisions have been made elsewhere, and you have no ‘team’ to carry out the work. You will learn how to adopt and adapt simple yet powerful project management approaches that will help you succeed as an HR Professional.
Topics you will explore:
- What kind of projects do HR manage?
- What are your strengths and challenges associated with managing projects?
- What are project success factors and pitfalls?
- Define project business problem
- Communicate and work with project stakeholders
- Create a “virtual” team when you are a team of one
- What are project requirements, scope, constraints, and assumptions?
- Create a work breakdown structure, project plan, and logic diagram
- Manage the critical path and track progress
- Define project risks, track risks, and execute contingency plans
- Develop a role and responsibility plan
- Report actual results for goals, schedule, and budget
- Conduct project reviews and milestone meetings effectively
- Capture best practices and apply lessons learned for continuous improvement
In this practical webinar, you will learn to:
- Plan, execute, and manage projects to get desired results on time and on budget
- Prevent scope creep and put effort into solving the problem
- Define potential risks and contingency plans
- Use simple tools to manage projects of any size
- Provide stakeholders with the results they expect.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Articulate the crucial “business problem” you will solve
- Throw out your “to-do” list and organize tasks easily into logical plans
- Manage your project “team” of critical stakeholders
- Effectively track progress and get back on track quickly when things slip
- Demonstrate successful project completion
- Apply lessons learned to the next project.