The terms “project management” and “change management” are often used interchangeably. But at best, the core functions and skills merely serve to complement one another. Failing to recognize the differences (and when one and not the other is needed) is a risk—not only for a project, but also for the organization.
Many organisations are on a change treadmill – from continuous improvement to operating model transformation - that can stress their people, processes and technology. How can leaders and project managers reduce the people impact of this “change treadmill” – where people can lose their bearings and ultimately impact performance? This is where a compelling case for change comes in.
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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.
調査によれば、「成功戦略を実行する」は上級指導者にとって懸念事項のトップ2です。私達はすばらしい戦略を開発することの一つだと知っています。実行戦略は真の課題が発生する場所です。破壊的な環境では、成功するためにはしっかりとした変更コンパスが不可欠です。このエキサイティングセッションでは、ベストセラーの著者Jeroen De Flander教授が、戦略を成功に導くために、シニアリーダーが習得する必要のある3つの重要な変更レバーを明らかにする予定です。
One of the truths about change is that it is deeply personal. This article addresses three methods (develop relationships, address fear and build trust) that project managers can employ to address the personal side of change.
As project work shifts and evolves to meet the changing needs of the business, what are the implications for our teams—and how do we manage them?
Our webinar Lean-Driven Project Management shared some lean principles and practices and gave examples of how they could be used in a large variety of projects. Here, the presenter continues the conversation with this Q&A session that followed his presentation.
Are you prepared to wear armor in the face of oncoming changes in a wide spectrum of avenues affecting our craft? Are you up to date on emerging technologies? This is where change management comes into play as the foremost tool in the arsenal of an effective project manager.
In Part 3 of our look at political challenges for portfolio-focused PMOs, we explore project delivery work and some of the political challenges involved.
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