Project Management In HR: 3 Day Certification Program - HRCI & SHRM Certified - San Francisco, CA, Hilton - In San Francisco, Wednesday, 20. November 2019

Project Management In Human Resources:
3-Day Certification Program
Location: San Francisco, CA| HRCI & SHRM Certified Event
Dates: November 20-22, 2019 - 3 Days

Overview:
HR professionals 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.' The 'project' is added to an already full schedule, major decisions have been made elsewhere, and you may have no team to carry out the work. 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 all your assignments into a project you manage productively and systematically.
You are already good at getting different stakeholders to cooperate because of your excellent communication skills. Build on these and use more sophisticated tools to get project results. Continually improve your existing skills in project management, communication, understanding human nature, and working across organizational lines. As you lead more successful projects, you will have new challenges. Be ready to take a deeper dive into advanced project management standards and their application to your situation. This can be overwhelming on top of your many responsibilities and priorities. Develop a plan to integrate new skills and tools systematically and continuously.
In this practical seminar, you will learn to: plan, execute, and manage projects to get desired results on time, on budget, on target; prevent scope creep, stop firefighting, and put your effort into solving the problem; define potential risks and develop contingency plans; use simple tools to manage projects of any size; and provide stakeholders with the results they expect.
 
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
Hone organizational skills: Manage your project ‘Team', even if there is none
Communicate even more effectively; Keep critical stakeholders involved
Avoid major project pitfalls; Track progress; Recognize slippage quickly
Anticipate and manage project risk
Lead effective project meetings
Meet project objectives; Demonstrate successful project completion
Bring in projects on time, on budget, and on target
Apply Lessons Learned to the next project

 
Real Life Practical Application Exercises:
This program is highly interactive, with many workshops, activities, and a Case Study. In the Case Study you will apply all the tools and techniques and lock in your learning. You will leave with many resources and a plan to implement what you have learned back at work.                                                                                                                                                           
Who Will Benefit?

Self-taught project managers seeking enrichment training and new skills
Project teams having trouble juggling their tasks and responsibilities
People with limited experience in spearheading a project
Anyone about to step into a project manager role for the first time
Business Owners
Managers,
HR Representatives,
HR Generalists,
HR Assistants,
Consultants,
Managers,
Supervisors, etc.

 
Detailed Agenda:
 
Day 1: November 20, 2019 – Wednesday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
8:30 - Registration

Introductions Expectations; objectives
Individual Strengths & Challenges workshop

9:00 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

What is a project
Your strategic initiatives; projects vs. operations
WORKSHOP: Where does project fit in organizational structure
Project Lifecycle
WORKSHOP: Project strengths and challenges
Success factors and pitfalls discussion
Leadership and management
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

9:30 CHAPTER 2: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Introduction to Process Model; Chain of Process
SOPs
Introduction to Project Management/Process/Lifecycle
WORKSHOP: Why use project management
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

10:30 BREAK
10:45 CHAPTER 3 PROJECT INITIATION

How do your projects arise?
Where does this project fit? What is the Business Problem?
Developing the Business Case
Calculations; ROI; Break even, Payback, Go/No Go
CASE STUDY: Stakeholders, Stakeholders Analysis

12:00 LUNCH
12:45Conflict Management

Bridges Model of Conflict Resolution
Aligned Assertive Communication
Project Charter
CASE STUDY: Business Problem workshop; Business Charter
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

 2:30 BREAK
 2:45 CHAPTER 4 PLANNING & SCHEDULING

Planning: What, Who, When, How
Virtual Team/Kick Off Agenda
Requirements elicitation communication
Listening Quiz; Active Listening
CASE STUDY: Applying communications skills to requirements
Scope, Constraints, Assumptions; Analysis tools
CASE STUDY: Constraints, Assumptions Analysis, Scope Statement workshop

 5:00 END – Write up all Lessons Learned for beginning of Day 2
                    
 
Day 2: November 21, 2019 – Thursday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
8:30 Most interesting lessons learned/insights from Day 1 & Start Of Day 2

Project Planning
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
CASE STUDY: Develop WBS
Sequencing; Logic Diagram; Relation among WBS tasks
CASE STUDY: Develop Logic Diagram
Estimating activity duration
Creating a PERT diagram based on estimates and logic diagram
CASE STUDY: Develop PERT
Define Resources – People
Defining roles: responsibility accountability, consultation & information – RACI
CASE STUDY: Develop Stakeholder RACI

10:30 BREAK
10:45 Critical Path Method to develop project schedule

CASE STUDY: Develop CPM
Developing Schedule Calculations; Human behavior
Effective Project Presentations
Sample Project Checklist

12:00 LUNCH
12:45 CASE STUDY: Develop Schedule
CHAPTER 5 RISK MANAGEMENT

Budget Planning & Tracking; Strategic budget cutting
What is Risk management?
WORKSHOP: HR projects typical risks
Risk identification techniques: Brainstorming; SWOT; Impact matrix calculation

2:30 BREAK
2:45 Risk management and decision making

CASE STUDY: SWOT; Develop Impact Matrix
Qualitative, Quantitative analysis
CASE STUDY: Develop Risk Analysis
Risk strategies; risk register; risk management
CASE STUDY: Add risk tasks and time to WBS
WORKSHOP: Delivering risk related messages and bad news
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

5:00 END   -- Write up Lessons Learned for beginning of Day 3
 
 
Day 3: November 22, 2019 – Friday | 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
8:30 Most interesting lessons learned/insights from days 1 & 2
8:45 CHAPTER 6 HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING

Human resources Planning
Staff and team management
Communication plan
CASE STUDY: Develop Communication Plan
Training planning
WORKSHOP: Calculating communication complexity
Technology; Management plan; document control
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

10:30 BREAK
10:45 CHAPTER 7 PROJECT EXECUTION

Managing all project processes, people, issues
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

CHAPTER 8 MONITORING AND CONTROLLING

WORKSHOP: What can go wrong
What to monitor; checklist
Measuring Actuals: Scope, Schedule, Cost; Quality Control
WORKSHOP: Root Cause Analysis
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

12:00 LUNCH
12:45 CHAPTER 9 CLOSURE

How to close the project
WORKSHOP: Influence Strategies
Problem solving
Wrap; Individual Learning Journal activity

2:00 BREAK
2:15 WORKSHOP: What have you learned about project management?

Final WORKSHOP: Apply everything you learned; What do I do 'Monday morning?'

3:15 Evaluations
3:30 END
 
 
Instructor Profile:
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., and President of Advantage Leadership, Inc. is an:

Experienced project manager: Rebecca has managed projects of all kinds from automating the Section 8 Housing system for a major housing authority to developing a heart/lung machine.
Program Development: She develops and delivers project management programs for her clients, University of Miami, and training companies around the world, including the American Management Association. She is a featured speaker at conferences for "non-project managers" in project management and taking on more leadership-oriented roles.
Local Project Management Institute involvement: Rebecca has presented programs for her local PMI chapter at meetings and conferences. She consulted to the chapter on creating a strategic plan, which became a model for other chapters.
Internationally recognized strategic planning and leadership expert: Rebecca is president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., has a Ph.D. in organizational development, and is the author of several strategic leadership books.
Clients get bottom- and top-line results from her coaching: She emphasizes all aspects of strategic planning and leadership, management, and team development.

Project Management In HR: 3 Day Certification Program - HRCI & SHRM Certified - San Francisco, CA

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