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Hiring a Consultant: What to Do, What Not to Do...and Why

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Is "consultant" a dirty word? Many consultants get a bad name from the fact that they become indistinguishable from the organizational employees that they work alongside. How do you know that hiring a consultant is a good idea?

Business Demands and Project Managers’ Skills: A Quest for the Right Fit

by Enrique Sevilla

This article describes an approach to answer a recurring question from upper level management: Do we have the right people managing our projects? It provides a systematic tool to determine whether there is a good fit between business needs and the project managers’ skill profiles. The resulting action plan may provide the required starting point to improve the efficiency of the project management workforce.

Human Resource Management Plan

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by Cyndi Stackpole

Have you assigned all of the roles and responsibilities for your team? Decided authority levels for various managers? Detailed the organizational structure? Those are just a few of the vital tasks that this plan will help you record.

Project Management Resource Planning Sheet

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Use this Excel spreadsheet to plan and keep track of your project's human resources (i.e., your project and development teams) across the life of a project. Compare resource-level estimates that you make throughout the project to better understand where you were "off" and how to make better predictions going forward.

Lessons Learned Analysis: Employee Performance Management & Individual Development Planning

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by Joe Wynne

Alignment is always an important issue - and not just on a business level. Organizational interests and personal interests must be aligned to really make things happen. Post-mortem focus - How did corporate performance reviews and individual development planning programs impact your project? This questionnaire will allow you to analyze these processes, develop conclusions and make recommendations.

Lessons Learned Analysis: Employee Performance Management & Individual Development Planning

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by Joe Wynne

Alignment is always an important issue - and not just on a business level. Organizational interests and personal interests must be aligned to really make things happen. Post-mortem focus - How did corporate performance reviews and individual development planning programs impact your project? This questionnaire will allow you to analyze these processes, develop conclusions and make recommendations.

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