Organizing HR Projects

Your company has had embedded HR generalists in business units for  the past several years. Over that time, it has become more costly and  more difficult to maintain standards, and is a frustration for business  units to have that budget “hit.” The leadership has decided to move to a  more centralized model of delivering HR services and has asked you to  evaluate that proposition and begin establishing a project team to  initiate the needed changes. The project team is selected, and you must  now provide general direction.


Write a 5–6 page paper in which you:

  1. Review and define the five steps of strategic planning  depicted in Exhibit 2-1 in the textbook on page 34. Based on the  information, provide a statement of overall importance of these steps to  your project team.
  2. Develop a vision and mission statement for the project team  specific to the current project. Hint: It is highly recommended to  follow the guidance offered in the textbook about vision and mission  statements.
  3. Explain to the project team what a project charter is and why  it is used. Then, review Exhibit 3.3 in the textbook and select any  three charter elements you feel are more important and explain why.
  4. Provide a statement of emphasis to your project team based on  the information you provided in the previous three sections above. The  goal is to ensure your team understands the importance of the  information.
  5. Go to the Strayer University Online Library to locate at least three quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources for this assignment.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards  (SWS). For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer  Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Create an overview of project planning, a project vision and mission statement, a project charter, and a statement of emphasis.