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  • HRPM - Human Resource Project Manager

    Certification in 4 days     |     Earn 28 HRCI Business credit hours, 28 PDCs and 30 PDUs     |     No prerequisites
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HRPM Course Overview & Benefits

As more human resource professionals are invited to participate at the executive level, project management skills and processes become critical tools in meeting the organization's strategic talent and management objectives. Through training and implementation of project management principles and processes, the organization can reap the benefits of:
  • clear communications
  • an understanding of performance expectations
  • vertical alignment of human resources (people) to drive strategic goals and objectives
  • improved overall productivity

HR projects often involve all aspects of an organization and it's distinct functional departments. Successful project management involves complex collaboration with different although related internal organizations. Successful human resource project managers must call forth skills in leadership, organization, planning, and understanding of the essential aspects of project management. This course is designed to broaden your understanding of project management principles, develop skills needed to successfully execute project plans and manage change initiatives, as well as build an understanding of potential risks and pitfalls that often befall project implementation.

Finally, these project management skills and concepts will increase effectiveness and efficiency in your HR department, develop your staff, and provide an additional level of credibility within the organization.

HRPM Course Objectives

  1. Define, explain and apply the five project management process groups: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Performance, and Close.
  2. Define and explain processes used to determine project feasibility and project cost/benefit analysis to come to a decision on project viability and potential return on investment.
  3. Identify parameters of the Initiation process to develop the business case, including the executive summary, problem definition, project overview, strategic alignment, cost/benefit analysis, alternatives analysis and approvals.
  4. Outline and define areas of project Planning including scope, deliverables, timeline, costs/budget, quality, resources needed, stakeholder assessment, risk and contingency plans, and procuring products and services from outside the project team.
  5. Define the types of deliverables needed in the Planning process for the project team and organization including but not limited to: Organization charts (team/company), responsibility matrix, timeline/schedule, risk management log, communications plans.
  6. Understand the elements of developing a Work Breakdown Structure when defining and assigning project tasks.
  7. Understand and apply various change-management models.
  8. Recognize and identify the specific items needed to develop a project schedule including dependencies of tasks.
  9. Understand what types of skills sets and capabilities are needed for project teams in the definition of levels of authority, task assignment and responsibilities.
  10. Understand and outline personal and organizational values to reduce the risk of ethical dilemmas.
  11. Define stakeholder groups and the level and frequency of stakeholder and sponsor participation in a project.
  12. Understand the most common project pitfalls and how to mitigate them to ensure project success.
  13. Determine stakeholder groups who will be affected by new process implementation to define success and delivery methods for change.
  14. Understand and define the leadership qualities needed to manage, monitor and direct project teams, establish accountability, level of authority, problem solving and motivate performance.
  15. Understand change management concepts and areas of resistance to guide the project team and stakeholders through the Monitoring and Controlling process toward implementation.
  16. Outline and discuss the goals of the Execution, Monitoring and Controlling processes of project management.
  17. Outline the frequency, method of communication, and information needed to communicate project milestones and progress to the stakeholders.
  18. Use the One-Page Project Manager™ (OPPM™) as a key project communication tool.
  19. Understand key skills needed in leading project teams, facilitation of meetings, and presentation of project scope, goals and objectives.
  20. Discuss best practices of teambuilding concepts and people management structures as they apply to cross-functional project teams.
  21. Understand the steps involved in assessment, prioritizing and mitigating project risks.
  22. Understand and evaluate the steps in the post-implementation review and evaluation of project outcomes during the project Closing process, including obtaining feedback from stakeholders, project team members and sponsors for learning transfer.
  23. Understand the importance of documentation of lessons learned or best practices, and the value of a project Closing celebration.
PMRG Offers Exceptional Project Management Courses for PMI PDUs and HRCI credit hours


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Course Facts (4-Day)

  • 4 Days of Training (Tuesday – Friday)
  • COURSE HOURS: 9:00am – 4:00pm Central Daylight Time
  • BREAKS: One hour lunch with two 15 minute breaks in both the morning and afternoon
  • PDFs of course materials will be provided at the beginning of the course
  • TESTING: Open-book exam at the end of each day
  • CERTIFICATION: Assuming you attend all four days and you cumulatively pass the exams with at least a 70%, you will be certified. You will receive your credentials and continuing education information approximately 2 weeks after your course.

About the Instructors

  • Mick
  • Steve
  • Clark

Mick Campbell - MPM InstructorMick Campbell is a best selling author of The NEW One-Page Project Manager and Managing Partner of OPPM International. Mick is a recognized authority in traditional and agile project management. He is a former telecom vice president who has certified project professionals worldwide and advised hundreds of companies large and small.

PMRG | Steve Whipple - HRPM InstructorSteve Whipple has been a leader in human resources and project management for nearly 40 years. Steve has directed employee communication projects for Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi Americas, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, The Home Depot, Whirlpool, Novartis, Warner Lambert, Marriott, and others.

Clark Campbell, PhDClark A. Campbell, PhD is the award winning author and founder of OPPM International. A former senior executive and university professor, he has advised corporations and taught university graduate students the power and simplicity of OPPM™ around the world. BS Chemical Engineering, MBA, PhD.


  • PMRG
  • AAPM
  • OPPM

Project Management Resource Group is a national leader in training and certification for human resource and project managers. PMRG has conducted hundreds of courses, seminars and onsite trainings all across the U.S. over the past nine years.

Our ongoing mission is “Providing high-value educational programs for human resource and project managers by focusing on must-learn topics in the forefront of project management techniques and methodologies, while enhancing personal—as well as professional—growth and development.”

The American Academy of Project Management® (AAPM®) is a global Board of Standards supporting project management industry professionals. Our Global Board of Standards issues Certification Credentials to qualified professionals who successfully complete Certification courses offered by Project Management Resource Group.

OPPM® International shows you how to reduce any project—no matter how big or complicated—into a simple, one-page document perfect for expressing essential details, communicating those details to upper management, and tracking progress. Plus, it's adaptable to virtually any process in your organization. The One-Page Project Manager™ is the ultimate tool for beleaguered project managers who understand the value of simplicity.

Who Should Attend

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HRPM Course Agenda

  • HRPM Day 1
  • HRPM Day 2
  • HRPM Day 3
  • HRPM Day 4
  • Introduction to Project Management
    • An introduction of the concepts, theories and systems involved in current-day project management methodologies
  • Five Processes of Project Management
    • A review of the five Process Groups within which every process is assigned
  • Initiating Process
    • Starting a project or phase beginning with the Project Charter
  • The Business Case
    • Exploration of an idea or opportunity to determine the value and benefits to the organization
  • Planning Process
    • Types of plans, the essentials of planning, planning cycles and project components
  • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Discussing the key concepts behind efficient stakeholder management
  • Quality Control
    • Eight Dimensions of Quality
  • Project Resources
    • Identifying, understanding, and managing project resources
  • Project Team
    • Identification of appropriate staff, analysis of organization types and project management power
  • Risk Management Planning
    • Learn how to correlate risk and opportunity, calibrate your issues, and manage them
  • Project Scheduling
    • Transform the project from a vision to a time-based plan
  • Communication - Organization and Team
    • How to plan and successfully roll out your communications strategy
  • Executing Process
    • How to ensure that resources and tasks are allocated appropriately
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process
    • Day-to-day management of critical project details
  • Evaluating and Closing Process
    • Measure results against the plan and make adjustments as required to stay on track
  • Team Management
    • Explore team building and people management – What makes a good project manager?
  • Project Close
    • Evaluation and project release – Close your project and build a body of knowledge
  • The One-Page™ Project Manager for the Human Resource Leader
    • A context or framework to encourage logical thinking
  • Simplicity
    • The ultimate sophistication
  • 16 Communication Keys
    • Essential for project managers
  • The One-Page Plan
    • Traditional and Agile
  • The One-Page Performance Report
    • Agile and Traditional
  • Project Management Office
    • The eight requirements
  • Portfolio of Projects
    • Cascading and customizing for optimal stakeholder communication
  • The One-Page™ Downloads
    • The full suite of OPPM templates