“The Human Side of Project Management”

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Human Resource Professionals deal with major program and organizational changes brought about by offshoring, outsourcing, restructurings, downsizing, as well as ongoing changes in revising and updating human resource programs. There is an overwhelming need for human resource professions to do more with fewer resources.

As an HR professional, you are already managing projects every day! Human resource professionals, regardless of their specific role and responsibilities within the organization, must know how to manage projects in order to effectively support the business.

This highly interactive and specialized course is designed to expand your understanding of project management principles for the HR professional, it will raise awareness of skills and knowledge needed to successfully execute project plans and manage change initiatives, build understanding of potential risks and pitfalls as well as provide a framework for leadership and teamwork excellence.

This program covers key project management techniques for human resource professionals through a series of dynamic presentations, cutting edge videos, exciting group activities, and real-world applicable case studies. Delegates will learn about the practical skills required to manage projects and operations successfully and at the same time gain insight into how such skills can be applied by the human resources professional.

Upon completion of this training course you will recieve your assessment based certificate of completion which has been fully accredited by an official UK government recognized awarding body.

Benefits of an Internationally Accredited Qualification

  • Our accredited courses have been independently assessed to ensure a consistent and high quality
  • Our accreditation provides proof that we comply with industry best practices. 
  • Our accreditation demonstrates that our presenters have vast technical knowledge and experience. 
  • Studies have shown that individuals that attain an internationally accredited qualification are more likely to achieve higher salaries and be promoted over those individuals that are not. 


Key Takeaways

  1. Compile an essential toolkit for running effective HR projects
  2. Develop a Work Breakdown Structure when defining and assigning project tasks to teams
  3. Understand and apply various change management models.
  4. Identify and analyze stakeholders and the level and frequency of stakeholder engagement in a project.
  5. Learn the common project pitfalls and how to mitigate them to ensure project success.
  6. Define the leadership qualities needed to manage, monitor and direct project teams, establish accountably, level of authority, problem solving and motivate performance.[/su_box]

*Successful completion of the course materials, and exam makes you a Certified Project Management for Human Resources (PMHR)™ . You can use the designation of PMHR™ on your resume and business card. 

Who Should Attend This Program

This course is designed specifically for the Human Resource Function and is applicable to Human Resource Professionals in all stages of career development.

  • HR Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Communications
  • Personnel Administration

Course Requirements

Delegates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for certificate of completion:

  1. Attendance – delegates must attend all sessions of the course. Delegates who miss more than two hours of the course sessions will not be eligible to sit for the Certified Project Management for Human Resources (PMHR)TM Examination.
  2. Successful completion of the course work and exam – The iIET is a an officially recognized learning center fully accredited by an official UK government recognized awarding body. Upon completion of this training course you will receive your an assessment based certificate of completion which has been fully accredited.

Topics That Will Be Covered

Introduction to Project Management

  • History of Project Management
  • Definition of a project
  • Project life cycle
  • Key knowledge areas of project management
  • Why do projects fail
  • Case Study: The Trophy Project

Project Planning and Scheduling

  • Scheduling and Planning (Work breakdown structures)
  • Gantt and PERT Charts
  • Critical Path of project activities
  • Project Scope Management

Develop Human Resource Project Plan- Overview of the Human Resource Project Plan

  • Overview of the Human Resource Project Plan
  • Human Resource Project Planning Process
  • The Three Inputs to Develop Human Resource Project Plan
  • Tools and Techniques for the development of Human Resource project Plan Process


  • Introduction to financial management
  • Why HR Professionals should learn financial management
  • Estimation techniques: Earned Value Analysis

Decision Making Techniques and Risk in Human Resource Projects 

  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Fundamentals of risk (e.g., what is risk?)
  • Methods for dealing with risk and uncertainty
  • Risk assessment and project management process
  • Decision trees: To hire or not to hire?

Stakeholder Analysis and Management

  • Stakeholder Analysis: Importance vs. Influence
  • Sorting the stakeholders
  • The stakeholders engagement pyramid
  • Project lifecycles and stakeholders analysis

Case Study: Kellogg’s

 The 6 Principles of Global Project Talent Management

  • Alignment global project talent management with corporate strategy using example from General Electric (GE)
  • Internal Consistency using example from Siemens
  • Cultural Alignment of Management and the Project Team: aligning global talent with the corporate culture using example from IKEA and IBM
  • Involvement of all levels of management using example from Procter and Gamble (P&G)
  • A Balance of global and local needs, the importance of consistency using example from Rolls Royce
  • Employer branding through differentiation using example from Shell

The Change Management as a Human Resource project

  • Emotional Cycle of Change
  • John Kotter’s 8 step process for leading change
  • Project Scope: Change request

Develop the Optimal Human Resource Project Team

  • Form, Storm, Norm, Perform, Adjourn
  • Team Building
  • Group Activity: Johari Window Self- Awareness Activity
  • Leadership Styles – The Foundation for Team Effectiveness
  • Hershey-Blanchard Model for managing project teams
  • Group Activity: Emotional Intelligence

Strategies for optimal project teams

  • Employee Engagement
  • Work-life balance
  • Incentives – What really motivates us?

Case Study: Harrods

Case Study: Ikea


*Earn Professional Development Units towards maintaining your relevant certification/license.

*Earn PDUs (Professional Development Unit) upon successful completion of this program to maintain your PMI Certification.

* Earn PDC’s (Professional Development Credit) upon successful completion of this program toward SHRM.