The human side
Despite the proven success of project management tools and methods, human resources organizations have been reluctant to adopt them. This article provides a four-step process for establishing project management within human resources organizations. First, a successful pilot project must be delivered that can show meaningful benefits to senior management. Second, project management tools and processes must be customized for the specific human resources environment. Third, human resources personnel need to be trained and coached on using the tools and templates developed during the pilot project. Finally, project management consulting and mentoring should be provided to other projects.