Project Management

Change Management __ The Heart Of Project Management

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Contents
1 Characteristics
2 COMMON OBSTACLES TO CHANGE
3 WHERE TO START?

Change is an indispensable trait for development so it’s an important organ of Project Management. A change effort or initiative must start with a vision.

What is the change? Why should it be given importance? What are the outcomes?

This I will explain through project experience.

Characteristics

  • Imaginable – conveys a picture of what the future will look like
  • Desirable – appeals to the long-term interests of employees, customers, stakeholders, etc.
  • Feasible – comprises realistic, obtainable goals
  • Focused – clear enough to provide guidance in decision making
  • Flexible – General enough to allow initiative and alternative responses

COMMON OBSTACLES TO CHANGE

  • Employee resistance
  • Communication breakdown
  • Insufficient time devoted to training
  • Staff turnover during transition
  • Costs exceeded budget
  • Uncommitted sponsor
  • In one of my projects these characteristics were implemented & a lot of stress given to this. We procured new Extrusion machine & did internal R&D thus increased the production to 6% more than the rated capacity of the machine thus with the same amount we were 6% ahead of our competitors in every aspect.

    WHERE TO START?

    Before embarking on a change initiative, spend some time answering the questions below to assess how you feel about the change. Consider the following questions to help you gauge your preparedness for the initiative:

  • Do I know the changes, their impact, rationale and benefits?
  • Could I explain them to anyone I work with?
  • Do I believe the change is worthwhile?
  • How is the change impacting my existing workload?
  • How can I communicate the need for change, the first steps, how people will be supported, and when we have achieved quick wins?
  • Are there other parallel projects that will have an impact on the changes I’m managing?
  • Will the changes impact the same group?
  • Can we combine forces and integrate plans and communication?
  • What changes will happen and when?
  • Has change successfully occurred in these groups in the past?
  • Can we learn from what did or did not work well?
  • What level of trust exists between groups and how can this be improved?
  • When is communication necessary?
  • How can I make the messages clear, interesting, and engaging?
In the project which I stated, we have a vision, a team, a clear layout, a plan, etc. We compete with market and today we are more efficient than our counterparts.

Thus this way we achieved a brand name by the change management.

Thanking You for giving your precious time, looking forward for your suggestion for improvement.

Pawan

+918800387260 (WhatsApp)


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