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Utilizing Change Management Tools to Improve Stakeholder Management

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Jeralyn Rittenhouse

Project / program management and change management are distinct practices that work to create and manage change in unique ways. As a project or program manager, you can leverage change management tools to help identify and manage stakeholder challenges.

Effective PM-BA Role Collaboration

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by Ori Schibi, Cheryl Lee

Learn how to streamline the relationship and enhance the collaboration between the Project Manager and the Business Analyst. Learn how to address the challenges associated with role definitions, gaps, overlaps and touchpoints between the PM and BA functions.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Program Change Request Template

by Andy Jordan

This template is a simple variation on a change request that focuses on the impact on schedule, effort and dollar budgets. It is best suited for projects with lots of activity around the critical path where any change is likely to impact the program’s ability to deliver. Although structured as a program-level request, it is identical to a project request if the wording is changed. It is designed to be used with the Change Control Log Template.

Change Request Template (Simple)

by Andy Jordan

Changes are an inevitable part of projects. While changes can be disruptive, they are far better than to deliver the wrong thing! This simple change request also turns into an analysis sheet once it is submitted.

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Change Agility: Readiness for Strategy Implementation

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by Marge Combe

This white paper explores how an organization’s change agility--its ability to quickly and effectively focus and implement change--paves the way for successful strategy implementation. Author Marge Combe of Vernal Management Consultants, LLC affirms that organizational change agility is a crucial strategic enabler and worthy of intentional nurturing by every organization. This is a companion piece to Building Change Agility: The Strategic Process for Agility Improvement.

Change Readiness: Focusing Change Management Where it Counts

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by Marge Combe

Marge Combe of Vernal Management Consultants, LLC explains why it’s important for organizations to perform a change readiness assessment when launching a project or program. She suggests organizations evaluate their capacity, commitment and culture to uncover hidden factors and influences that may impede change implementation.

One Solution for Project Success: Project and Change Management in the PMBOK Guide

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by Thomas Luke Jarocki

Project management is primarily an integrative job. This includes the integration of change management principles and activities throughout the project lifecycle. Unfortunately, many practitioners--regardless of their backgrounds--find it difficult to integrate strong change management principles and techniques with project management practices. PMI standards hold many of the keys required for developing structured and robust change management activities without the need to create a separate or adjunct change management plan.

Evaluating the Organization

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Whether your organization is the most dysfunctional place in the world or one of the best offices in the city, there is always room for improvement. But it's important to not make changes based on knee-jerk reactions. Instead, the organization should be evaluated first before changes are implemented.

Effective IT Leadership: What is the CIO's Role?

by Sreekumar Menon

CIOs holds the key in establishing IT as a part of the strategic business plan, which can help drive initiated changes across the organization. However, CIOs must also focus on maximizing outcomes with results in order to dramatically change the perception and actual value of IT in the eyes of the business.

Programs for Your Future: Projecting and Projects for Growth

by Mike Donoghue

Having steady growth can mean being able to strategically predict and anticipate when to make the necessary changes to keep the organization going without much interruption. But when the escalation of activity is dramatic, planning for change becomes very problematic and unsustainable.

13th Annual Change Management Conference Wrap-up

by Braden Kelley

Recently, Braden had the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual Change Management Conference hosted by The Conference Board. The event represented a convening of 200-plus change management professionals from around the United States. Here he shares the key takeaways.

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