Improving HR project performance

By David Barrett
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/02/2002

More and more people are working on projects, in every sector and in every department, including HR. That is why project management skills have become useful attributes, although some still don’t understand why project management is relevant to them.

Project management practices, procedures, tools, software or people can be applied to any task that has a start and end date.

In this way, almost anything can be deemed a “project” — moving into a new building, a software installation, a merger of two companies, an event planned for next quarter or a rollout of a new product. Each of these events has a timeline, a budget and in most cases a number of people involved.