Project Management

Organizational Change Management: Agile vs. Waterfall

Following 20 years at a large Canadian telecommunications firm, Bruce established the project management consulting firm Solutions Management Inc (SMI). Since 1999, he has provided contract project/program management services, been a source for project management support personnel and created/delivered courses to over 7,000 participants in Canada, the United States and England.

Understanding and acting on the organizational impact of project implementation has evolved as the role of project management matures. Gone, thankfully, are the days of the “Full speed ahead!” approach without considering the associated impacts of project completion.

There are several strategic benefits of organizational change management:

  1. Improved efficiency and effectiveness: Change management can help an organization streamline processes, eliminate waste and reduce inefficiencies
  2. Increased competitiveness: By implementing changes that align with the organization's goals and strategy, change management can help an organization gain competitive advantage
  3. Enhanced customer satisfaction: By implementing changes that address customer needs and preferences, change management can help an organization improve customer satisfaction.
  4. Improved decision-making: Change management can help an organization gather and analyze data to inform decision making, leading to more informed and effective decisions.
  5. Greater agility: By always being aware of project organizational impact, organizations can quickly and effectively be more agile and better able to respond to changes in the market or industry.
  6. Increased innovation: Change management can create an environment that fosters innovation and encourages employees to think creatively and come up with new ideas.…

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