Smooth Technology Projects: 12 Significant Steps to Success (Part 2)

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11 Aug Smooth Technology Projects: 12 Significant Steps to Success (Part 2)

Part 2: System Selection: How to make the right choice

In this 12-part series, Kate guides the HR professional through how to navigate, succeed and lead with HR tech project-work. From the inception of the business case to the handover into BAU, we’ll follow an indicative project timeframe to explain the way and the why of a project step-by- step, to give you a full toolkit of practical points, a deciphering of definitions and the top tips to get results important to HR and the wider business.

We are really pleased that HR Zone are sharing a 12-part series covering the steps to successful HR technology project-work. Enjoy that content via the Phase 3 Insights library or pick up the same advice from Kate’s column. The aim is to complete a toolkit of real, practical advice for professionals for whom systems project management is not the day job to navigate those projects from start to finish with confidence and to success. Each article includes key questions, useful tips and small actions you can take away to make your own personal progress.

The plethora of choice in the HR technology market today makes system selection a point of fantastic potential, but difficult and daunting too. In the opening article to this series, I looked at creating a relevant, realistic and real case for change. Business case beside you, the exciting part is the approach to market.

In Part 2, I examine the options available, highlight some of the key considerations in selection and explain for you about the right choice thinking to undertake.

Start your reading of Part 2 here:

https://www.hrzone.com/perform/business/system-selection-how-to-make-the-right-choice

To re-cap on the start of the journey with the Business Case – ‘How to make the case for HR technology implementation’ click here:

https://www.hrzone.com/perform/business/how-to-make-the-case-for-hr-technology-implementation

In Part 3, I will look at the practical steps of the right choice process.

Kate Wadia
Kate Wadia
kate.wadia@phase3consulting.co.uk

Kate’s passion at work is for bridging the gap between technology and people at work, translating for HR professionals the language of HR systems and making meaningful their potential. She believes that success with people technology is through people and that people are the differentiator. Using simple techniques drawn from HR experience, project management, business psychology and analogy with everyday life, Kate presents and explains how to work well with technology and technology projects in an HR leadership role. With a background in contrasting private and public sector HR management, Kate developed her thinking in seeking for herself to understand her first HR systems project-work. Currently she leads the Service Delivery for Phase 3 Consulting, offering an independent take on the HR systems market in the UK, through a network of experts. Kate’s guiding principle is that openness offers knowledge-sharing, credibility and trust. Incorrigibly enthusiastic and up absurdly early for a working morning, she swears that she only drinks three good coffees a day, but nobody believes her! Kate also writes as an HR Zone columnist.

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