Free PMP Prep Podcasts PMBok Chapter 9 Project Human Resource Management

Must read

IT Project Teams are STILL driving competitive advantage

IT Projects are perfectly placed to shape the future of business as we emerge from this pandemic Businesses need to be leaner and more innovative. It’s time for IT Project teams to say, “Hold our coffee, watch us do our thing” – this is our moment.

Embrace the change: Getting to grips with new IT systems

New IT systems for a growing business can be an exciting prospect and deliver many benefits, but how do you convince employees to embrace...

5 Skills Needed To Drive Future Projects

Why do projects fail? It's a question that invites a lot of interest and significant statistics. And there are no wrong answers here. Skills shortages...

Does a Project Manager Need PM Qualifications?

What makes a successful project manager is a combination of their academic abilities, experience and skills, both "soft" and "hard" skills i.e. communication skills...
Paul Naybour
Paul is a project management consultant and account manager with particular expertise in the analysis, process development, and implementation of change program management, risk management, earned value management, and bespoke project management training development and delivery. Paul is the Business Development Director of the company Parallel Project Training

PMP Prep Podcasts PMBOK states clearly in Chapter nine that a project manager should be responsible for the team and not one member of the team. It is the duty of the manger to make sure that the team develops competency, team interaction and create a good environment for the team so that performance of the project can be enhanced. The team manager should be responsible for creating good training plans for project members so that they can gain competency in executing the project.

If members of the team go for training together they will build the team. There are team building activities that can be schedule like: informal communication and trust building activities when the team meets for meeting the first time. Members who help the team to reach its objectives should be rewarded and this should be part of human resources plan before the team starts work. According to PMP Prep Podcasts PMBOK personal preferences as well as cultural differences should be considered when establishing a project system reward. The rewards should not only be monetary compensation but also opportunities that are required to grow and apply new skills to face challenges that will rise. Rewards that will be awarded during the project are vital because they are going to be shaping the behavior of the project compared to those rewards which will be given when the project is complete. For project managers who have undergone training in small groups they vividly understand how to teams are suppose to be formed. PMBOK describes the whole process of team building as forming, storming, performing, adjourning and norming.Human resource-management is the process of ensuring that all members in the team are working in the project. Good human resource management is whereby everybody body in the team is working efficiently with other members of the team and tasks which they have been assigned to do. The key to any successful project is human resources-management. According to PMBOK human resources-management is grouped in to four processes. The first process is known as human resource planning. This is the process of planning members who are required in the team to do the project. The project manager must know how many members are required so that the job can be done and completed on time. Besides that, it is also the process of knowing what specialists require. Human resources plan should not be removed as part of the project but included.Another process of human resources-management is acquisition. This is the process of hiring, negotiating, training and interviewing people. But, for the process to start there must be a good human resource plan as well as estimates that are reliable. If few employees are employed, the over allocation is going to be at risk but if many people are employed the project is going to be scattered. The third process of human resources management is developing members of the team. At this stage some of the activities that are highly encouraged are team building practices. Some of the team building activities are facilitating communication, having a meeting with the members and taking the team to different types of games.Team building activities are essential because they create a sense within the community. When members of the team clash the best way of solving this is through conflict resolution. Therefore, it is vital to make sure that potential problems are settled before the condition becomes worse. The last process in human resources management is team management. This is whereby all human resources plans are implemented in the right way. The project manager must make sure that teamwork is practiced and everybody in the team is working efficiently.

This PMP Exam Prep Podcasts is available from Parallel Project Training and PMP Certification
- Advertisement -

More articles


  1. Human resources is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector or an economy. “Human capital” is sometimes used synonymously with human resources, although human capital typically refers to a more narrow view; i.e., the knowledge the individuals embody and can contribute to an organization. Likewise, other terms sometimes used include “manpower”, “talent”, “labour”/”labor” or simply “people”.,*:”

    Please do look at our favorite web page


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Project Management Lessons learnt from Covid Holiday Disruption

The very definition of Holiday (Noun - an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling), is an entirely flexible parameter to work within, so how do we adapt? And what Project Management lessons are to be learnt from this summer?

Project management for the ‘new normal’

We live in strange times. Who would have thought last year that 2020 would be the year of Covid-19, the year of...

Long-Term Strategies To Help Manage Your Team Remotely

The world has changed profoundly since COVID-19. No one saw a global pandemic coming but now isn’t the time to panic. Instead,...

10 Steps for Planning and Implementing a Successful Branding Project

Your brand is perhaps your most valuable asset. It defines your organisation’s reputation and visibility in the market. The strength of your...

4 Ways AI is Transforming How We Manage Projects

Project management is more than a simple planning of phases. It is an extremely dynamic function. Companies hire project managers to provide...