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Change Agility: Readiness for Strategy Implementation

white paper
by Marge Combe

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.

The Dimensions of Change in Requirements Management

by Victoria Cupet, Michael Frenette, Salah Haswah, Thea Hughes & Leandro Mingoti

Although requirements define the desired state of the organizational change, they are themselves subject to change. Regardless of the whether a project is using a traditional or adaptive framework, controlling changes through established processes is necessary. Learn about four steps to create a common vision and get the necessary commitment and compliance from the involved stakeholders.

Change Readiness: Focusing Change Management Where it Counts

white paper
by Marge Combe

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.

Organizational Culture and Its Effects on Project Management

by Sunil Raikhanghar

Organizational culture is made up of the attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors of its employees and underlying assumptions. If an organization’s culture is not supportive of project management, project management tends to be viewed as an additional burden and interference to the daily work. If there is no effective project management office and no standard processes, procedures, measurement, and organization culture across projects, projects will operate differently from one project to the next as well as from one department to the next. Project culture within an organization can essentially can make or break the projects undertaken by that organization.

Effecting Corporate Culture Change through Project Management Methods

by James G. Trexler

The author presents a case study detailing the attempts of a company to bring accountability to its inefficient IT operations. After several failed attempts, organizational change is achieved through the establishment of a project management office (PMO). The benefits realized through creation of the PMO are explained along with lessons learned.

Portfolio Management from the PM's Perspective

by Andy Jordan

Many organizations fail to recognize that they are driving significant change to a PM’s job--and even fewer do anything to try and make the transition a constructive one. Here, we look at portfolio management in terms of the impact on PMs--and offer some guidance on how to help ensure that those PMs are champions of the evolution rather than resistors.

Building Bridges: The Integration of Acquired Companies

by Nancy Kramer

There are many aspects to the successful integration of acquired companies. This paper suggests considerations and approaches to establishing the stakeholder connections. The optimal situation is for the project manager to be part of the main acquisition integration team; this article focuses on this scenario, with a separate set of suggestions for other scenarios.

Organizational Project Change Management Plan

deliverable

Some project changes are huge and impact three areas: people (staffing), process (the way things get done), and corporate culture. This document serve as the basis for an impact study of the effects change will bring.

Enterprise Agile Rollout at AOL

This webinar is a reflection of how AOL identified a need to change development methodologies and grow team creativity and ownership. The company reinvested in agile training and support over the past twelve months with the goal of a complete paradigm shift for the technology arm. This webinar discusses some critical decisions, adaptations, and the responsiveness of the organization to agile rollout.

Motivating Change Across Cultures by Dr Keely Killpack

by Dr Keely Killpack
January 23, 2014 | 60:58 | Views: 804 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.45 / 7

This interactive and fun session will focus on tactical experiences motivating change across multiple geographies and cultures. Dr. Keely Killpack will share stories from two large software implementation projects and how she approached communication activities in various regions of the world. She will also share some useful tips & tricks from her specialization in work motivation. Participants will leave the session with helpful tools to motivate change more effectively across cultures or geographies.

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