Managing Projects in Human Resources, Training and Development

| June 14, 2011

Title: Managing Projects in Human Resources, Training and Development

Author: Vivien Martin

Publisher: Kogan Page

Call Number: EBOOK

About the Author: Dr Vivien Martin works at the University of Brighton Business School in management and professional development. She is the author of a number of books and materials on management, leadership and project management.

From the Publisher:

This book will provide the reader with a practical approach to managing a project in a human resource, training or development setting. Each chapter discusses a different aspect of project management and includes recognised processes and techniques.

Managing projects in HR, Training and Development is an essential handbook for both operational staff and senior human resource managers and covers all aspects of project management. The book examines how to carry out an effective project intended to make an improvement in a context where human resources, training and development are central concerns. This includes workplaces, universities, colleges, training and development organizations.

The book introduces a framework of techniques and processes that provide practical tools and approaches and there are numerous examples that demonstrate how these tools can be used and applied to achieve change and improvement. Each chapter discusses an aspect of project management and includes examples drawn from human resource, training and development settings. Techniques are introduced and applied to examples and there are ‘pauses for thought’ to encourage the reader to think ideas through. The book also puts an emphasis on structured learning from experience and critical reflection. This practical and thoughtful approach provides an ideal guide for anyone who takes responsibility for leading, managing, supervising or contributing to a project in this area of work.

From the Web:

“A dependable guide for anyone who takes responsibility for leading, managing or contributing to a project.” Advance Magazine.

“Developing an effective project team with a good leader has many benefits for an organisation, even after the original objectives have been achieved, according to Vivien Martin’s handbook.” Learning and Development.

“People are often expected to manage projects as part of their day-to-day work but few receive special training to help them to take on this task… Vivien Martin describes the best way to manage people and performance.” Training and Learning Magazine, Volume 2, Issue .

“This essential handbook is designed for both operational staff and senior human resource managers who require information and guidance on all aspects of project management.” Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and the Environment.