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Advancing Human Resource Project Management


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Building the foundation for the future of HRM project management

By assembling the best evidence-based practices available in the field today in one place, Advancing Human Resource Project Management does two things: it provides you with a comprehensive understanding of what all successful HR projects have in common, and it pushes the envelope in its consideration of timely global, technical, and strategic issues. For HR professionals, as well as students and faculty in industrial and organizational psychology, this latest addition to the SIOP Professional Practice Series should not be missed.

With contributions from leaders in theory and practice, this book strips HR project management down to its essentials, building a foundation that you can use to guide large-scale HR projects in any professional context. Each chapter summarizes the best available evidence on how to proceed through project stages and manage strategy from start to finish. There is no substitute for trial and error, so you will appreciate the numerous case studies and empirical lessons shared throughout the book. Contributors pass on hard-earned wisdom on issues specific to the field of human resource management, such as:

  • Designing and organizing large-scale talent development programs
  • Navigating human resources litigation, contracts administration, and security
  • Global leadership development
  • Vetting and implementing human resource management information systems
  • Skill development and knowledge management in an HR context

Sensitive to the global business environment and the chaotic realities of human resource management, Advancing Human Resource Project Management showcases real business problems and how to address them. Strengthen your project management skillset by adopting the best strategies for managing HRM projects on a global scale.

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List of Tables and Figures xiii

Foreword xvii

About the Editors xxi

About the Contributors xxiii

1 Introduction 1
Richard J. Klimoski, Beverly A. Dugan, Carla Messikomer, and François Chiocchio

Section One: Case Studies: Context Matters 15

2 Redesigning Microsoft’s High Potential Development Experience 17
Shannon Wallis

3 Litigation-Driven Human Resource Management Changes 48
Suzanne Tsacoumis and Michelle Davis King

4 Project A: Five Keys to Management and Scientific Success 73
Michael G. Rumsey and Paul A. Gade

5 Managing Critical Assessment and Development Components of a Global Leadership Development Program 105
Robin Cohen, Lisa Littrell, Seymour Adler, and Lorraine Stomski

Section Two: Fundamentals: Transferable Wisdom 133

6 Preparing for an HR Project 135
Ren Nygren and Scott Erker

7 Project Initiation 152
Reid Klion and Julia Bayless

8 Planning and Organizing 178
Monique Aubry

9 Effective HR Project Execution: Understanding Project, Team, and Stakeholder Issues 206
Peter A. Hausdorf, Stephen D. Risavy, and Philip E. Hunter

10 Contracts Administration for HR Practitioners 238
Macie Paynter, Kerri Ferstl, and Ryan O’Leary

11 Maintaining Security 271
Lucas Kuhlmann

Section Three: Applications: Strategic Issues 291

12 Managing in a Global Environment 293
Terry Cooke-Davies

13 The Development of Project Management Skills 313
Beverly A. Dugan

14 Leading and Managing Projects: Insights from the HR Quadriad 350
Karin Bredin and Jonas Söderlund

15 Toward a Comprehensive Project Stakeholder Management Approach for HR Projects 383
Martina Huemann and Dagmar Zuchi

16 The Four Cs of Human Resource Project Teams: Context, Configuration, Cycles, and Challenges 425
François Chiocchio and Peter A. Hausdorf

17 Knowledge Management in the Project Context: What It Means for HR Projects 467
François Chiocchio, Carla Messikomer, and Christian Dagenais

18 Ethics and Governance in the Temporary Organization 489
Ralf Müller

Section Four: Conclusion 513

19 HR Project Cases, Fundamentals and Applications: Lessons Learned and Other Advancements 515
Richard J. Klimoski, Beverly A. Dugan, Carla Messikomer, and François Chiocchio

Name Index 532

Subject Index 541