Project Management Fundamentals for HR Professionals Workshop

Date and Time

Starts:03/03/2021 9:00 AM

Ends:03/04/2021 11:00 AM

Event Type: Workshop

7 CPD Hour(s)



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HR Professionals are often asked to lead or play key roles in important projects in the workplace that can cover from the implementation of tools & technology to a broad range of HR Corporate initiatives.

This workshop uses a case study, as well as other tools and engaging resources designed for HR professionals to help them apply the theoretical concepts of the PM discipline. Participants will benefit from a special emphasis on people change management through the project lifecycle.

This 7-hour workshop (6 hours in class, 1 hour self study) is designed for HR professionals to apply to practical situations the theoretical concepts of the PM discipline as outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This program is offered in three two hour modules over two days.

Session 1: March 3, 2021 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Session 2: March 3, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Session 3: March 4, 2021 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Key Topics include:

  • Enterprise environmental factors
  • Differences in PM approaches such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Project governance
  • The initiation of projects
  • Project planning
  • Project executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Closing a project
  • Emphasis on people change management through the project lifecycle is given

  • Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the relevance of enterprise environmental factors and project governance for project success
  • Describe the differences of the two main PM approaches: waterfall vs agile
  • Explain the five PM Process Groups in a project lifecycle and its relevance to the success of a project: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing
  • Identify the knowledge areas associated with the PM Process Groups and key tools and resources to support the effective management of a project
  • Identify and explain how project metrics and reports help PMs and key stakeholders track and anticipate risks, issues and challenges throughout the project lifecycle
  • Describe how HR professionals have a key role to play supporting and leading in projects through people change management best practices

  • Who should attend?

    HR professionals / individuals with no previous exposure to PM and/or willing to learn more about the application of PM’s theory and principles in the workplace.

    Speaker bio(s)
    Ernesto Solari Fierro, CHRP, CHRL, PMP, B.A. I.R., M.I.R., CTDP, Prosci, ACTP

    Ernesto is the founder of Kamaleidos Change Solutions  a consulting business focused on all aspects of project management, learning, people, and organizational change management. Over the last 25 years, Ernesto has worked in public and private-sector industries in Canada and Internationally in different capacities in the Human Resources, Learning & Development, Project Management & Change Management specialty fields. His work experience covers a diverse range of industries such as Manufacturing, IT Consulting, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Transportation, Retail, Education, and Banking.

    Ernesto is an active member of the HRPA, I4PL, and PMI professional associations and holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, an HR Management Certificate from Sheridan College and the CHRP & CHRL professional designations. He is also a certified Trainer (CTDP), Project Manager (PMP), Change Manager (Prosci), and most recently, a certified coach (ACTP) by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

    In 2017 Ernesto joined the Centre for Continuing Education - McMaster University as an Instructor for the HR Program where he has taught Strategic HR Management and the Talent Acquisition online course that contains an Experiential Learning Project (ELP). To-date, Ernesto has guided the project work of approximately 150 students working in virtual teams to produce actual recommendations and solutions to employers facing recruitment and selection needs.