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.
Attendees will learn a comprehensive approach to making your organization more responsive to change with effective structuring, planning, and measuring of change management across portfolios, programs and projects.
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.
Introduction webinar for June Book Club: Project Management for Small Projects, Second Edition by Sandra F. Rowe, PhD, PMP
Este webinar define el concepto de los cambios en las organizaciones, muestra los factores de resistencia a los mismos, y proporciona herramientas para potenciar las habilidades de los líderes que llevan adelante los proyectos de cambio organizacional
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
This white paper is a companion to Change Agility: Readiness for Strategy Implementation. Author Marge Combe of Vernal Management Consultants, LLC, takes the concepts presented in her first white paper and provides practical suggestions you can use to assess change agility at your organization.
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.
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.
Planning benefits before you start is key to ensuring that you realize them once the project is completed. In this article, the author highlights the importance of benefits realization management for realizing project benefits.
Change is always hard, but incremental change is much easier to work with than a shift in paradigm. Can you deal with a seismic change that affects everything and everyone in the project or organization?
In this article, with the help of theory, literature and real life examples, the authors try to explain innovation in construction projects while differentiating the same from invention. The article also discusses two more vital “I” words: improvisation and improvement.
It feels as if the world is changing faster than ever before because the expectations of our customers—and our expectations as customers—are changing faster than ever before. Why?
Just receiving work packages for change initiatives is not enough. The teams need to know what is expected from those work packages, and they need to undertake tasks to achieve those results. The processing tasks—the actual work that is done—is akin to chewing what is bitten off, with the express intention of deriving the benefits that the change initiative proposes.
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