801: Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Executive | Sessions

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801: Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Executive
In-Person Sunday 06/23/2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar
Track: Strategic HR

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn the processes and tools for successfully managing cross-functional projects big or small, globally or locally, live or via zoom. 
Room location: Refer to your ticket printed at Attendee Services for the session room location.

Managing projects can be challenging, especially if they span multiple divisions, time zones and countries. Done wrong, it can destroy careers (and companies!). Done right, it can garner you a "seat at the table." Are your Project Management skills ready to lead?This highly interactive session will provide you the tools to Plan for Success; Lead and Execute Projects big or small; Deliver Results all while meeting Budget and Schedule Deadlines.Learning Objectives:The essentials of Project Management: In-depth analysis of pre-project planning; identifying goals, deliverables and requirements (even while constantly shifting); creating a work breakdown structure illustrating what needs to be accomplished, in what order and by when; developing comprehensive time and costs estimates that fit within your organization's financial objectives; and targeting your messages to influence key stakeholders and gain their support for your project.Defining deliverables in financial terms your senior leaders care about (and will actually pay attention to).Conducting comprehensive risk probability vs. impact analysis to determine the likeliest causes for your project to become derailed and how to plan for and overcome those challenges (and any subsequent delays to your project).Easy-to-implement Project Management tools to help you plan for and manage your project including Gap and SWOT analyses, Fishbone (Cause & Effect) diagrams, Goal Breakdown Structure diagram, RACI matrix and several types of Gantt charts.Potential software tools that can help you get organized and track your project including Microsoft Project and/or Excel, Mind-Mapping software, SharePoint, Smartsheet and Basecamp to name a few.

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Valerie M. Grubb, Principal,
Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.