GMA SHRM HR Roundtable

Fundamentals of Project Management for HR Professionals

June 1, 2011 

Facilitated by:

Keith Clark, Madison Area Technical College


Presentation Description


7:30 am




Location & Directions

Administration Building Board Room
(Administration building is in the front/South side of the campus)

Click here for map and directions.

Fees & Registration

Roundtables are smaller and less formal meetings for GMA SHRM members.

Advance registration is requested.

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Presentation Description

It is vital that Human Resource Professionals understand Project Management for many reasons. First, because of the stress that the Project form creates for functional business units. Second, because of the unique organizational reporting structures that often are necessary for project success. Finally, as a tool in your toolbox when the HR Department requires a project focus to accomplish a distinct objective.

In discussions, the group will:
1. You will learn how project management fits within the larger scope Organizational Strategic Planning.
2. You will learn the difference between project management and process management, as well as when to use each.
3. You will learn the fundamental tools of project management.
4. You will learn the main causes of project failure and how to reduce the risk.
5. You will participate in a facilitated discussion that allows attendees to learn the role that organizational culture plays in project success.
6. You will learn how to anticipate and deal with the resources dilemmas (time, people, money) that are inherent in the framework of project management.


Keith Clark, Madison Area Technical College.
Keith is an Instructor in the Business Management Program at Madison Area Technical College, and teaches Project Management. In his past, Keith was the Director of Business Excellence for the Commercial and Consumer Equipment division for John Deere and Company. Keith has been a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Examiner and an ASQ Certified Black Belt.



For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.