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Overcome the Challenges of Project Management

Plan and execute successful HR projects by navigating through challenges that can arise between planning to executing large projects with organizational impacts.

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Project planning and executing in organizations is complex because of all the cross-functional interconnections and impacts associated with any one project. With HR projects typically occurring in flux throughout the year, with competing priorities and workloads, HR team members who manage projects face their own unique challenges: limited visibility in available resources, tight timelines, and confusion about how HR projects connect to the bottom line, all while being expected to mobilize a disengaged project team over the finish line. The result of all of this? Missed deadlines, overworked project teams, and poor project quality.

Sound familiar to you? How can you navigate through project barriers using your organizational awareness, effective communication, and influence to align and inspire others?

Drive your project’s success by learning decision-maker priorities, plan for the cross-functional impacts of your project, and align your project importance to the organizational strategy and bottom line. Communicate effectively with decision makers to gain their support and buy-in by embedding their priorities into your messaging and inspire your project team through trust and empowerment. Influence SMEs, decision makers, and project sponsors to help you propel the project from scoping to long-term project sustainment.

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  • Get on-demand project support
  • Get advice, coaching, and insight at key project milestones
  • Go through a Guided Implementation to help you get through your project

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Critical Insight

Step into a strategic HR project manager mindset to proactively plan to overcome project barriers and launch projects that are on time, on budget, and meet the intended objectives.

Impact and Result

  • Use this learning resource to strengthen your project management skills and behaviors when leading a project team through scoping, to project launch, and beyond.
  • Effectively communicate project significance, needs, and goals to key decision makers to gain support and buy-in.
  • Develop interconnected HR projects by considering short- and long-term impacts that align with programs outside the HR ecosystem, aligning with the broader organizational strategy.
  • Mobilize and lead your project team across all phases of the project lifecycle by instilling engagement, trust, and, confidence in them.
  • Mitigate risk by proactively planning for unexpected changes and checking in with decision makers often to learn about evolving project needs.

Overcome the Challenges of Project Management Research & Tools

1. Overcome the challenges of project management

Strengthen your project management skills by tackling common barriers when managing teams in long-term projects.

2. Apply these resources to lead your project to success

Use these additional resources to seamlessly drive your project planning forward.

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About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Our analyst calls are focused on helping our members use the research we produce, and our experts will guide you to successful project completion.

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You can start as early as tomorrow morning. Our analysts will explain the process during your first call.

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Each call will focus on explaining the material and helping you to plan your project, interpret and analyze the results of each project step, and set the direction for your next project step.

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