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...
Santa has performed an organizational assessment and is considering new portfolio ideas to move into the 21st century. One of the business case "winners" is drone delivery. Let's consider and evaluate the business benefits associated with this business idea. Shall the elves leap to implement this or is project execution caught in the fog of cloud business hype?
This presentation addresses the effect of change within an organization and offers suggestions about how to plan for change in creative and innovative manner that will encourage buy in among those affected by change and a willingness to collaborate. The session will provide suggestions about how to involve the entire organization, and how to minimize the fear and anxiety generally associated with change.
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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.
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.
In recent years, executive leadership has come to a realization: The traditional “point of delivery” decision-making process for which project management practices to apply across thousands of ongoing projects, in multiple geographies and across different sectors is not achieving business goals. Read how one company affected change.
Most organizations experience high levels of change in their strategic projects. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes it’s bad. How do you know which is which?
What role, if any, do PMOs play in shaping the future of project management? PMOs must not only understand the trends that are occurring within project management as a whole, they must act as the shapers of those trends within their organizations.
Organizations are never static; there are constant changes by design and by accident. Making changes in the organization should be guided carefully and managed just like any other project.
Project management processes need to be redefined. We must bring in flexibility and adaptability to adopt changes for enhancing the benefits that were originally envisaged during the initiation of the project. Here we look at critical factors for effective project change management.
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