In the sourcing, selection or candidacy for the role of Project Manager (“PM”) I become aware that other professional folk could do with a bit of help in making that job real to them. I and we at Phase 3 Consulting are asked what is and should be going on in the PM office. I have a personal respect for admirable sub-text about how therefore to engage with project management, or indeed perhaps as HR to act as a project manager when it’s not “in the training”.

To think in terms of project is certainly different. Whilst a PM role can be crafted contractually, logistically and semantically in different ways, to think in terms of project may be not a professional default but it has merit.

Download here the formal (less so!) Project Manager JD White Paper

Read on to….

  • Source and select a project manager as a project sponsor or recruiter.
  • Engage well with your PM within a project team.
  • Succeed in your candidacy and/or:
  • Get to grips with acting as PM when it’s not your normal day job!


About the Author: Kate Wadia

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. Kate is currently the Managing Director of Phase 3 Consulting, offering an independent take on the HR systems market in the UK, through a network of experts and a talented, growing internal team. 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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