Get real-world solutions and evidence-based guidelines for HRproject management challenges
Tackling major human resources management projects can bedaunting, but now you can learn from the lessons of HRprofessionals who have encountered roadblocks or challenges insimilar contexts. Advancing Human Resource ProjectManagement is an in-depth, thoughtful resource that highlightsthe knowledge and experience of those who have undertaken large HRprojects. This guide illustrates what worked and what didn't, witha focus on evidence and real-world cases to illuminate effectivestrategies and solutions. Each chapter presents empirical findingscomplemented by professional judgment and wisdom from humanresource management professionals well-versed in global businessenvironments.
Advancing Human Resource Project Management recognizesthe importance of context, addresses the practical and professionalimplications of managing HR management projects in differentindustry sectors, and provides comprehensive coverage onimplementing global development programs and project initiation andplanning. Ideal for global Industrial and Organizational Psychologyfaculty and practitioners, graduate students, and, especially, HRprofessionals, this resource uncovers the best evidence-basedpractices available today for effective HR project managementstrategies. The book includes:
- An emphasis on the implications and challenges of providingsolutions for HR business problems on a global scale
- Real-world cases and firsthand professional experiences withsummaries of knowledge gained from research and practice
- Advice on tackling challenges inherent in various stages of aproject
- Expertise and counsel from HR professionals familiar with largeprojects and from those who study and work in the field of projectmanagement
Let this comprehensive resource guide your approach toinitiating and managing large HR projects. With solid, empiricalevidence and relatable case studies, Advancing Human ResourceProject Management is the ideal professional companion forthose looking to strengthen their project techniques, projectleadership, and management skills.
About the Author
RICHARD J. KLIMOSKI, Ph.D., holds a dual appointment asboth Professor of Psychology and Professor of Management in theSchool of Management at George Mason University. He co-authoredResearch Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace: ManagementChallenges and Symptoms.
BEVERLY A. DUGAN, Ph.D., recently retired from the HumanResources Research Organization, where she was a Vice President andDivision Director. She is currently an independent consultant witha focus on leadership and organizational development.
CARLA MESSIKOMER, Ph.D., is Manager, Academic Resourcesat the Project Management Institute, where she directs theorganization’s sponsored research program.
FRANÇOIS CHIOCCHIO, Ph.D., is OrganisationalBehaviour and Human Resource Management professor at University ofOttawa’s Telfer School of Management. Dr. Chiocchio iscertified as a Project Management Professional.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures xiii
About the Editors xxi
About the Contributors xxiii
1 Introduction 1Richard J. Klimoski, Beverly A. Dugan, Carla Messikomer, andFrançois Chiocchio
Section One: Case Studies: Context Matters 15
2 Redesigning Microsoft’s High Potential DevelopmentExperience 17Shannon Wallis
3 Litigation-Driven Human Resource Management Changes 48Suzanne Tsacoumis and Michelle Davis King
4 Project A: Five Keys to Management and Scientific Success73Michael G. Rumsey and Paul A. Gade
5 Managing Critical Assessment and Development Components of aGlobal Leadership Development Program 105Robin Cohen, Lisa Littrell, Seymour Adler, and LorraineStomski
Section Two: Fundamentals: Transferable Wisdom 133
6 Preparing for an HR Project 135Ren Nygren and Scott Erker
7 Project Initiation 152Reid Klion and Julia Bayless
8 Planning and Organizing 178Monique Aubry
9 Effective HR Project Execution: Understanding Project, Team,and Stakeholder Issues 206Peter A. Hausdorf, Stephen D. Risavy, and Philip E.Hunter
10 Contracts Administration for HR Practitioners 238Macie Paynter, Kerri Ferstl, and Ryan O’Leary
11 Maintaining Security 271Lucas Kuhlmann
Section Three: Applications: Strategic Issues 291
12 Managing in a Global Environment 293Terry Cooke-Davies
13 The Development of Project Management Skills 313Beverly A. Dugan
14 Leading and Managing Projects: Insights from the HR Quadriad350Karin Bredin and Jonas Söderlund
15 Toward a Comprehensive Project Stakeholder ManagementApproach for HR Projects 383Martina Huemann and Dagmar Zuchi
16 The Four Cs of Human Resource Project Teams: Context,Configuration, Cycles, and Challenges 425François Chiocchio and Peter A. Hausdorf
17 Knowledge Management in the Project Context: What It Meansfor HR Projects 467François Chiocchio, Carla Messikomer, and ChristianDagenais
18 Ethics and Governance in the Temporary Organization 489Ralf Müller
Section Four: Conclusion 513
19 HR Project Cases, Fundamentals and Applications: LessonsLearned and Other Advancements 515Richard J. Klimoski, Beverly A. Dugan, Carla Messikomer, andFrançois Chiocchio
Name Index 532
Subject Index 541