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Upcoming Webinars

Simple Steps Toward Communicating More Effectively

Aug 3, 2016 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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In order to fully complete a project on-time, within budget and with the available resources, the project leads and managers must tenaciously drive to influence the appropriate people at all levels of an organization to take action. Having excellent communication skills becomes of paramount importance to successfully achieving that result.

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Enabling Organizational Improvement Initiatives

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by Karen Chovan

Sustainability and the circular economy are fast becoming a reality, impacting all business entities. As a result, the industrial realm has been working hard to improve its historic reputation and change operating and management practices. But, particularly when many sectors continue to experience extended market fluctuations and economic impacts, it can be difficult to engage and sustain momentum on improvement initiatives.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Resource Change Analysis Tracker

by Andy Jordan

This template is designed to assist project managers in preparing for a change in resources in the project team. PMs are frequently faced with the substitution of team members, and this template helps to identify the areas where the change can be most easily accommodated and areas where additional work may be required to prevent the change from causing difficulties for the project.

Project Change Request Form

by Ralph Moore

Need to initiate a change on your project? Use this form to get started. It includes sections for a detailed description, justification and potential impacts of the change on various items like scope, requirements and cost.

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.

Learn From Others

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.

Digital Transformation Strategy: A Matter of Survival

by Kevin Coleman

Digitization has fundamentally altered the essence of business and our personal and professional lives. Organizations need to create appropriate goals when it comes to digital transformation--and a clear leader must establish a vision of the future that includes the path that will be followed to get the organization there.

Leading Beyond the Iron Triangle

by Byron A. Love, MBA, PgMP, PMP, CISSP

The failure of a “successful” project came as a shock to an experienced PM. Turns out that managing projects according to the triple constraints alone is not enough.

Lessons in Change Management

by Suresh MK

A recent trip to South Africa had this writer pondering how the actions and teachings of Nelsen Mandela correlated to an eight-stage process for creating major change in project management.

Project Failure as a Scapegoat for Organizational Failure (Part 2)

by Majeed Hosseiney

Organizations often talk of project management failure and put us in a vicious cycle of cause/effect analysis loops. The problem is that we look for the cause of project management failure where the light is--and not in the dark spot where the true issue is. This three-part series helps to uncover some key underlying and recurring sources of confusion within organizations. Part 1 looked at decision-making dilution; we now turn our attention to methodological and structural confusion.

The 8 Change Mindsets

by Braden Kelley

There are many different reasons why people will do the right thing to help you build and maintain the momentum for your change initiative and to help you achieve sustained, collective momentum. The key to building and maintaining momentum is to understand and harness the different mindsets that cause people to choose change.

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