Managing Projects in Human Resources Training and Development

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Kogan Page Publishers, Jan 3, 2006 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Managing projects in HR, Training and Development is an essential handbook for both operational staff and senior human resource managers and covers all aspects of project management. The book examines how to carry out an effective project intended to make an improvement in a context where human resources, training and development are central concerns. This includes workplaces, universities, colleges, training and development organizations. The book introduces a framework of techniques and processes that provide practical tools and approaches and there are numerous examples that demonstrate how these tools can be used and applied to achieve change and improvement. Each chapter discusses an aspect of project management and includes examples drawn from human resource, training and development settings. Techniques are introduced and applied to examples and there are 'pauses for thought' to encourage the reader to think ideas through. The book also puts an emphasis on structured learning from experience and critical reflection. This practical and thoughtful approach provides an ideal guide for anyone who takes responsibility for leading, managing, supervising or contributing to a project in this area of work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 What is a project?
7
2 Scoping the project
19
3 Questions evidence and decisions
29
4 Defining the project
45
5 Managing risk
59
6 Outline planning
71
7 Estimating time and costs
85
11 Communications
125
12 Leadership and teamworking
139
13 Managing people and performance
151
14 Completing the project
163
15 Evaluating the project
173
16 Reporting the project
183
17 Learning from the project
199
References
209

8 Scheduling
97
9 Implementing the project
107
10 Monitoring and control
117

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Dr Vivien Martin is Head of the Centre for Collaborative Programmes in University College Chichester. Formerly the Area Adult Education Principal in Brighton, she moved into the NHS to become a Director of Management Education in South Thames Region. She also joined the Open University Business School in to lead development of the NHS/OU distance learning materials for managers in health and care. Her previous publications include Managing in Health and Social Care, Managing Projects in Health and Social Care, Leading Change in Health and Social Care and Leading Interprofessional Teams in Health and Social Care.

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