Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.
Closing Q&A webinar for January Book Club on Managing the PMO Lifecycle
PMOs Leading Transformation and Change: Whole System Transformation as an Approach for Driving Business and Sustainability
This presentation will focus on how key essentials of a Whole System Transformation modality contribute to the success and sustainability of PMOs efforts in driving business results.
Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.
Organizations change. They must change, or they disappear. Amidst change, they then struggle to ensure that the different changes they implement are really creating value. In this session we'll explore how to determine if a change has to occur, and how to ensure it delivers value.
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This template is used when project artifacts are reviewed by a review team and certain changes are being requested.
Projects undergo changes due to various reasons at different stages and timelines. The change order log helps to record things in a simplified manner, giving brief details of the changes the project has undergone. The change order log can be used either for a project or for a portfolio. This one-shot template will record the event date with the impact on project schedule and cost.
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.
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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 will always be instances in a project where something gets missed, a new feature is identified or some kind of customization needs to occur. When a successful PMO gets involved, there is an opportunity where a change-control process can take charge of requests.
When you are committed to a project or position, there may come a time when you question its validity or usefulness. But a thorough review may help you get the renewal you need.
Human resource-related projects can be high visibility and affect a large number of employees. Understanding organizational change management critical success factors will help you monitor effectively—and focus the attention of your project team on the highest-priority risk areas.
Over the years, this practitioner has found that when working on long-term initiatives or on multi-phase projects that never seem to come to fruition, it is worth doing a few things to stay on track.
By their very nature, compliance projects should be regarded as strategic—as non-compliance could lead to far-reaching implications for business survival and continuity management. But they pose unique challenges for project managers...
For organizations and teams, change is a factor whether it is intended to be or not. Making change part of the DNA of the organization is difficult—but can provide great rewards.
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