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I ran across a post that I wrote several years ago about the skills HR needs to remain relevant and valuable. On some level, I think HR still needs those skills. One of the skills I talked about is project management.

As a human resources professional, I honestly do not remember a time when I’ve had no projects on my plate. There’s always some project going on. It could be a large project, like implementing a new Human Resource Information System (HRIS) or a small project like updating the employee handbook. And everything in between.

Whatever the project, there are some basic rules that are helpful in project management. These rules help build the right foundation for the project…