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?
In this webinar, we are going to address the urgency of Change Management with focus on ‘Internet of Things’ in its various ‘avatars.’ We shall also solve the puzzle of the five imposing Ws that force us to think out of the box.
As the organizations become more mature in launching projects and designing programs, the key question remains is – did we get the value for the change initiatives we manage? If not, how to go about enhancing it?
Lean practices have revolutionized the manufacturing industry; the application of lean principles have also had a big impact in construction, IT, services and health care. In this webinar we will share some of those principles and practices and give examples how they can be used in a large variety of projects.
Do you find yourself thinking that this benefits management stuff just seems really complicated and you’re not sure what to do? Then this webinar is for you!
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This template is used when project artifacts are reviewed by a review team and certain changes are being requested.
Change management requires continuous communication, active sponsorship, stakeholder buy-in and tailored training. Project leaders can use this spreadsheet-based assessment tool to evaluate their organization's change readiness and to provide guidance on better preparing for change initiatives.
Individuals or teams may react negatively to change for a variety of reasons, from lack of information, to fear or misunderstanding about the implications, among others. Use this worksheet to invite communication and develop an appropriate response that addresses concerns while conveying the need and vision for the change.
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.
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.
Complex projects can be intimidating. A good PM will help the team focus on its own work and not be overwhelmed by the bigger picture—but the PM has to strike that balance.
Why do you have to make things so complicated? Using buzzwords and bafflement as a tactic to gain approval is diminishing in practice, and PMs lead the way with their ability to analyze, educate and prioritize to get approvals right.
As a portfolio-driven approach to project delivery shifts the focus from outputs to benefits, changes become much more common and the organization needs to also shift from a control-based change management environment to a culture that empowers its project teams to make clearly communicated course corrections along the way.
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