Organizations spend huge amounts of money and effort on change initiatives, but sustaining the new ways remains a formidable challenge. How do we ensure transformation is supported for the long-term? Here are four critical elements that encompass learning, design and planning, leadership and mindset.
An exploration of how companies can begin using change management principles to increase project effectiveness in times of significant change. The presentation will focus on change management, as well as stakeholder and sponsor management.
February 2018 Book Club Q and A Closing Webinar - Implementing Positive Organizational Change - A Strategic Project Management Approach
Closing Q and A webinar for February 2018 Book Club on Implementing Positive Organizational Change – A Strategic Project Management Approach by Gina Abudi.
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Change management is one area of project management that will cause serious problems if not carefully managed. This change log template can be used by the project manager to log and track change requests throughout the life of the project.
This single-page PDF flowchart depicts the process for facilitating communication about requested changes among the stakeholders of any project, providing a common process for resolving requested changes and reported problems, and reducing the uncertainty around the existence, state and outcome of a change that has been requested in a work product. Use it as a visual refresher or teaching tool.
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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.
The uncertainty that can go with change can subconsciously make us feel unsafe. The associated emotions trigger our brains to go into the fight-or-flight responses that protect us. It's time we position change in a frame of reference that invites alignment and a willingness to contribute.
Change initiatives rarely get people to actually change their behavior because of four key factors: no ownership of the change; little understanding of what’s needed after the change; loss of control for those involved in the change; and little appreciation of the difference between reinforcement and reflection.
No matter how many projects you have worked on in your professional life, every single one of them has some form of change. Change is a constant throughout the project life cycle. This article provides details on what off-specifications are, and how an off-specification can be managed effectively.
Multiple dynamics are forcing organizational readiness to be “other duties as assigned” for project managers. Here’s why…and some proven methods to empower PMs to perform change management properly.
Project managers are key players in organizational transformation. You can stand out as an effective change agent during these high-profile projects if you prepare for unique transformation project realities.
Business transformation is becoming more and more common, but will that trend continue? As projects and organizations continue to evolve, what will the impact be for transformative change?
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