The Catch-22 of Organizational Change Management

Troubled and Failing Project

I hear this question repeatedly from people trying to implement an organizational change management (OCM) program. Putting one in place, however, is a change—one of the most difficult cultural transformations your company will undertake. As a result, people jump to the solution stage, which is well down the change management process path (which, they did not know, ironically, since there was no procedure in place).

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Comparing Organizational Change Management Models

Troubled and Failing Project

A few weeks ago, I set out to write a post on the comparison of various organizational change management (OCM) methodologies and realized that would be a disservice to my readers. Hence, comparing methodologies like Kotter's model (the peel), Prosci's ADKAR (the core), and General Electric's Change Acceleration Process (the whole fruit) need a different approach.

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Why your business strategies must constantly change

Moira Alexander

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Lao Tzu In the business world, change is all around us, almost every minute of the day. Management. Regulatory/legislated changes. Merely acknowledging these changes is not sufficient to provide for successful business outcomes. This is especially true in the world of project, program and portfolio management, where obstacles and ambiguity are inevitable at every juncture.

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The Value of Having a Change Expert on Your Next Technology Project

Gina Abudi PM

They require significant change management work as well as regular and consistent communications to stakeholders to keep them engaged. The post The Value of Having a Change Expert on Your Next Technology Project appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management change experts change management cultural change IT projects project best practices technology projectTechnology projects can be difficult to implement within an organization.

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Dealing with Change Requests and Issue Management


Ask any project manager and they will probably tell you they aren’t a huge fan of change. Change to a project means the potential for resource relocation, budget mishaps and delayed deliverables. Project managers spend a lot of time allocating these pieces of a project and having to rework the plan can be messy and time consuming at best, detrimental the budget and company at worst. Changes can be major or minor and effect projects accordingly.

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How good is your ability to build trust?

Susanne Madsen

For project and change managers a high-trust environment is particularly important, as the very nature of our job is to lead people through a period of high uncertainty and change. Lack of trust on projects comes about when managers fail to communicate important information, deliberately withhold information or when they are not truthful, reliable or consistent. In my experience, lack of competence isn't the main reason why project and change managers struggle.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. Benefits of Project Management. —1A. Project Management Methodologies. —1B. Project Management Best Practices. —1C. Agile Project Management. Project Management Salaries. Project Management Training & Certification.

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7 Advantages of Online Project Management Software


Project managers of a certain vintage may find themselves, as I sometimes do, reflecting on the old days – as in a bygone era when rotary phones ruled the earth, when personal computers were neither very personal nor computed all that much, and when project management software was little more than clunky gaant charts and an extraordinarily annoying animated paperclip offering un-asked for advice. Take cloud-based project management software , for example.

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Plan your Stakeholder Engagement Campaign

Mike Clayton

You are a project manager. What all experienced … Continue reading → Brilliant Project Leader Change Management communication How to Manage a Great Project Stakeholder Management The Influence Agenda engagement campaign project communication stakeholder engagement stakeholder engagement managementYou care about getting things right. So you plan meticulously, identify threats and take steps to mitigate them.

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The Value of Engaging Stakeholders

Gina Abudi PM

Last year, three particular projects in which I was involved with clients was focused on managing the change management and communication process for large technology projects the clients were undertaking within the organization. I’d like to focus this article on one of those projects where the client did not quite recognize the need for change [.]. Project Management IT projects project success stakeholder engagement technology implementations

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Time for a Demo?

Zen Project Management

On these projects, we need to consider organizational change management. When I first learned Scrum , the idea was to have 30-day (4 week) iterations with a demo at the end of each iteration. Today I see teams that have iterations from 1 to 4 weeks, or in the case of Kanban, no iterations at all. So the question is, how often should there be a demo? I’m a believer of getting sign off on a user story once it's done.

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Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi PM

Managing Stakeholders Expectations around Change Managing business process improvement (BPI) projects are challenging enough. Add to that the need to manage stakeholders’ expectations around change as it relates to the BPI project and your challenges have doubled! One of our responsibilities when managing BPI projects is to ensure we also manage the expectations of our [.]. The post Managing BPI Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi.

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The Annual Performance Review – is it Time for a Change?

Fear No Project PM

All managers (Project Managers, department heads, Executives) in most organizations have a responsibility to provide feedback to their staff members. Best Practice Communication management Professional Development staff change management HR project management resource managementOver the years I have found that many people view this as an agonizing task and some completely ignore performing this key process.

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Podcast 63 – The Rhythm of Organisational Change

Fix my Project Chaos

About This Podcast: Successful organisational change has a rhythm and a pace that needs to be embraced. Instead of fighting change and forcing it into a corner, learn to harness the beauty and rhythm of organisational change. In this podcast, Gillian Klette, a very experienced Organisational Change Manager,shares her expertise on how to embrace the rhythm and […]. Podcast63 Podcasts emotional engagement organisational change

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7 Keys to Project Stakeholder Management from the #PMChat Community


Two Wrikers helped host a #PMChat discussion on Twitter last Friday, where a community of project managers comes together once a week to discuss and share knowledge on various topics related to project management. Our team asked everyone to share advice on best practices and common roadblocks in a challenging project management area: stakeholder management. Implement their advice and improve stakeholder management for your next project.

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5 Valuable Project Management Skills You Forgot About


Project managers have their work cut out for them — they must manage all the various project stakeholders and keep the project on track by successfully juggling and directing their roles and responsibilities. It’s easy to get bogged down by office politics, looming deadlines, and last-minute project changes. As a project manager, focusing on professional development and cultivating important skill sets can be vital to work success. Horizontal Management Skills.

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From Toyota, to AirBus, to Wrike: The Lean Journey of Errette Dunn (Podcast)


Our very own Implementation and Project Management Coach, Errette Dunn, was featured on the PM for the Masses podcast hosted by PM Influencer, Cesar Abeid. In this episode, Errette discusses his work — how he started out as an engineer at Toyota and transitioned to Airbus just as they transformed to using Lean Management methods. Airbus’s transition to Lean and how it influenced change management and culture.

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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

This year at Agile and Beyond was the first Agile event I attended since I presented with Declan Whelan at Agile 2015. We designed a system of work that suited the type of work, the variability in the work, and how often things changed. This movement was led by the framework people, and the “agile project management” people, including PMI. Then the industry changed. agile Change Management movement

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The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute for Learning

In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam. In this post, I will provide important information about the new PMP ® Exam and answer the following questions: When is the PMP Exam changing? Why is the PMP Exam changing? What is changing in the new PMP Exam? When is the PMP Exam changing? Now that we know when it’s changing, let’s see why.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. The APM has already made huge inroads to gaining Chartered status for Project Managers.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. Elizabeth Harrin speaking at EVA 2015. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 25-26 April 2019. Change Management 2019: Orlando, Florida, USA, 28 April-1 May 2019.

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

Moira Alexander

To address this widespread and costly problem, on December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed bill S.1550 -- the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA) into law. This piece of legislation was fully supported by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and garnered staggering bi-partisan support. Related story: What’s difference between project management and change management? ].

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers. It might happen at pace, and it might feel uncomfortable some of the time, but it’s not truly a sea change in how we run projects.

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What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2019 Changes


The Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination offered by Project Management Institute (PMI) is changing by the end of this year. Why the Change? Project management as a profession is increasing in complexity. PMI understands the shifts taking place in project management. PMP exam questions obviously link to the role of the project manager, so shifts are unavoidable. The last time such a study was conducted was in 2015.

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The 20-Percent Startup Solution


It’s likely that management would never buy into four day work weeks, so you have to stick with the standard five days, but you should set the maximum units of availability for each resource at 80%. Managing Risks Wisely. Most IT organizations talk a lot about their risk and issue management policies/processes which gives’ one an impression they spend about the same amount of time in each area. This is an update of PMI’s PM Network article from December 2015.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Presumably, it will just happen now that senior management have expressed the strategic direction? Of course, it won’t: the figures depend on which report we’re reading, but as a good middle figure let’s pick McKinsey, who tell us that 70% of strategic change programs fail. [2]. How do they respond when budgets are changed? Executives must be communicating the strategy in practical terms, avoiding ‘management speak’. Academy of Management Executive 2005. [4]

The 5-Step Expert Guide To Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

. Since my book Collaboration Tools for Project Managers came out, one of the things I’m asked frequently is ‘how do I choose the right collaboration tool for my team?’. If you were managing this as a project for a client, you’d expect user involvement, wouldn’t you? Think about the business problem you defined in Step 1 and the data you need to manage it. I have definitely read it – a good book on working with stakeholders and leading change when it’s hard).

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. Any professional or person in a management position could benefit from this book. The book provides a well-organized set of 175 underlying principles in 8 major areas such as improving economic decisions, managing flow in the presence of variability, and decentralizing control. 123 pages, ET to Read: 2 hours, Published July 8th, 2015 by Pragmatic Bookshelf). Are you new to Kanban?

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How to Fix a Troubled Project by Falling Back on the Fundamentals


According to the Standish Group’s 2015 Chaos Report , I have a 64-percent chance of guessing you’ve been on a challenged or failed software project. Project heroes” emerge, trying to be the sole project savior only the realize one person can’t change the entire project. I’ve even caught a few of the projects in my portfolio going off the rails; however, I’ve always found that, when a project is in trouble, the team needs to return to project management fundamentals.

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

As has been already discussed the reality out there in ‘PMO land’ is that there is not a plethora of wise and experienced PMO managers, directors, leaders, heads, etc., And there are communities you can connect to – on LinkedIn, through the project management bodies such as PMI and APM, etc. They must be enthusiastic about leading change and critically must have the strength of belief in their own uniqueness and that of the PMO they lead.

Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2020, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. Use the calendar or scroll down to see some featured project management conferences for the year. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 23-24 April 2020.

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Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

So we could set the conditions so that we could deliver a great product, but it wouldn’t continue to change the overall organization without being engaged at the right level of the organization. So they’re more the management type practices than they are the technical practices.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management.

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Webinar Recap: Project Management, Critical Event Management and COVID-19: Reflections


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jigs Gaton’s session, Project Management, Critical Event Management, and COVID-19: Reflections, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Project management, critical event management, and COVID-19 reflections.