The paper "Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management" is a Management Case Study. BroadMap Company is in need of an electronic system that will aid the company to enhance its records of information pertaining to employees, benefits, payroll, training, development, and manpower. With the new system, employees will be able to access company information through online services. In addition, the new system will provide the company with a back up of records just in case of a disaster or technology failure. Project Description In-Scope Because of the challenges faced, the company has resorted to the introduction, development, and running of the project in order to review, order, install and train employees in HR management systems.
The entire project must be completed before the end of 2012. Out-scope This project is an initiative the company has taken to identify, explore and develop alternative HR models that will minimize the overall paperwork process at the company in the future. The project aims to provide additional facilities online in which the employees will submit documents online. Quality requirements Technology testing: BroadMap Company is introducing a new electronic system to keep the employee information, payroll, training, benefits, overtimes, manpower, and development.
In this context, the introduction of this new system requires some business applications. This will involve testing steps to verify the new system. These steps will include operational testing and non-functional testing to the fact that the new system is a new technology in the company (Roberts, 2011). The company will have to establish new ways and tools for monitoring the system. Further, the company will employ new operational procedures to ensure that there is high availability. Alternatively, these performance tests will help the company in determining the initial benchmarks.
The company will conduct a thorough test of the above aspects before rolling out the entire system. Operational run books: this is a document that describes how a new system will be operated. It involves the best practices and procedures, provides prescriptive and guidance information, and serves the needs of the support personnel and operators of the new system. This book exists for all companies that have chosen to adopt electronic HR systems. The employees of the company will be involved in the introduction of the new system as early as possible.
This means that the runbook is the best way that the company can use in getting them acquainted with the new system that they have never operated previously (Field & Keller, 1998). Financials: every project has its own approach to funding its activities. Since the project is being sponsored by the business, this means that the budget of the project will be based on the case of the company that balances the benefits against costs. As the company continues with its normal business, the new project will come with extra considerations that have to be handled carefully.
For example, as described above, the introduction of new technology is a process that needs to be funded (Nagarajan, 2007). The company will not burden the project to stand on its own: this means that either the company will look for investors to support the project or it will fund the project itself. This calls for operational teams that will help in estimating the costs involved in operating the new HR system.
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