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Upcoming Webinars

How to implement IT change projects successfully and gain team engagement

Apr 1, 2015 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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The technology sector is the fastest changing sector globally. With so many changes succeeding one another in organizations, it is important for project managers to engage people to make the transformation successful. Change already defies people, so it can be a challenge to engage people for transformation projects from start until delivery.

Sneak Peek into EMEA Congress - Change Management

Apr 9, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Description: Please join us for a discussion on Change Management and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA. Topics to be discussed include, managing change, the role of sponsors, emotional intelligence, change intelligence and cultural intelligence.

On-demand Webinars

Using DiSC to facilitate the people side of Change Mgt.

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Although we all experience transitions emotionally, our reactions may be quite different. Using a psychometric model to understand these differences may go a long way to facilitating change and managing people more effectively. In this webinar, you will learn about the DiSC model and how it can help you relate better to the people around you once you identify their style preference.

Organizational Transformation for Paradigm Shift in Business

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Fast changing circumstances and growing complexity are making it difficult for businesses to effectively pursue their strategic goals. This webinar highlights the emergent challenges that have created a paradigm shift in business management.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Personalized Change Management Outline Template

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Change management is a comprehensive, cyclic and structured approach for transitioning individuals, groups and organizations from a current state to a future state with intended business benefits. It helps organizations to integrate and align people, processes, structures, culture and strategy. This outline will help you shape your Change Management Plan.

Change Management Plan

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The change management plan is a component of the project management plan. It describes how change will be managed on the project. Use this template to help guide the process.

Learn From Others

Change Agility: Readiness for Strategy Implementation

white paper

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

white paper

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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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.

A Plan for Managing Change: Process and Approach

by Mike Donoghue

Putting a well-documented change management plan in place can reduce the problems associated with scope creep, while at the same time establish a timeline of activities. By having your organization establish its own change management plan, clients have a method through which they can submit change requests for product fixes and enhancements.

Dealing with Change Requests and Issue Management

by Angela Bunner

Change to a project means the potential for resource relocation, budget mishaps and delayed deliverables. It is important to have an evaluation process in place for the change requests that come in. Setting these guidelines will ensure that everyone is on the same page and responds to change requests unanimously.

The Dimensions of Change in Requirements Management

by Victoria Cupet, Michael Frenette, Salah Haswah, Thea Hughes & Leandro Mingoti

Although requirements define the desired state of the organizational change, they are themselves subject to change. Regardless of the whether a project is using a traditional or adaptive framework, controlling changes through established processes is necessary. Learn about four steps to create a common vision and get the necessary commitment and compliance from the involved stakeholders.

The Big Switch: An Interactive Story About Change Management

by PMI

Ready to test your change management skills? Read “The Big Switch”, an interactive story that shows the importance of managing change. You’re the project manager of a print magazine that’s going digital, and your decisions determine whether the project succeeds or fails.

Portfolio Management from the PM's Perspective

by Andy Jordan

Many organizations fail to recognize that they are driving significant change to a PM’s job--and even fewer do anything to try and make the transition a constructive one. Here, we look at portfolio management in terms of the impact on PMs--and offer some guidance on how to help ensure that those PMs are champions of the evolution rather than resistors.

Topic Teasers Vol. 31: Change Rests On You!

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP

Question: We have a massive internal change coming, and lucky me…I get to head the project! We have tried this before and had to pull back because of negative employee reactions. I know that this time we need some change management processes, too, but who is responsible to do that part of the project?
A. The good news is, it’s you. You need to take the responsibility and coordinate the change processes in with your usual team activities.
B. The good news is, it’s not you. Focus on the project and on meeting your metrics of time, cost and quality as usual. Corporate management is responsible to make sure employees accept and use these new changes.
C. The PMO is “where the buck stops” when endeavors move from simple projects to create products or software and billow out to vague objectives like “employee acceptance” and “corporate compliance”..
D. Ask your manager. Your project charter is limited to producing the usual product or services and your team is not skilled or experienced in change management processes. Your manager can deal with getting the changes accepted and getting them to stick.
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