Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organisation. In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders. Leading Change by John P. Communicating Change by Elizabeth Harrin.

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How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Way back when I started managing projects, change management was a specific role in large organisations. Big projects – and lucky project managers – had their own Business Change Manager. This person’s role was to integrate the change delivered by a project into the operations of the company. Change Management has Changed.

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How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

Project-Management.pm

Change is normal and sometimes constant in every organization. It’s a process to enhance the organization’s performance, as well as paving the road to numerous opportunities such as changes in job roles, structure, and work system. With these changes come a set of process or approaches to take into account to ensure that changes benefit the organization. Hence, the need for Change Management. Change Management Is Not Easy as It Seems.

What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities. Change management, similar to project management, involves people, processes, and tools to effectively help organizations manage all the changes that occur, whether as a result of project initiatives, or other factors that might impact the business. Characteristics of Project Management.

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Unable to keep the pace with rapid changes. Latest Articles.

Change Management: What do Project Managers Need to Know?

Online PM Courses

Projects create change for the people in the organization where we are working. And the success of your projects will often depend on how well you manage that change process. So, too many project managers shy away from it. They either leave it to a ‘change manager’, or worse: they ignore it. So, in this feature article, we’re offering a primer in Change Management. What is Change Management?

Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s Project Managers are Change Managers webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Project Managers are Change Managers. Walter serves as a program manager for Edwards Performance Solutions. He manages a large federal government training contract and teaches primarily Microsoft Project and project management courses. Articles

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. We are not process workers, production line operations – or trained gerbils.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Change management is one of the most challenging components of a project’s success, but having acceptance for the changes a project brings will help realise the benefits of the project. Otherwise known as leading change from the middle , this approach is achieved when project, programme and portfolio managers are equipped with the skills to respond to the complexity of rolling out projects, while at the same time accounting for inevitable change.

Changing Technology, Process or organizations – Mistakes to Avoid in Change Management

Fear No Project PM

I recently had the pleasure of participating in an article on Process Change. Kathleen Irwin had been tasked with putting together the article to uncover tips on Costly mistakes that organizations should avoid when attempting to change technology, process(workflow) or team structure. You can read the entire article over at Software Advice’s site – Process […]. Best Practice Change Management Project Management change management

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

Over 70% of organizational change initiatives fail, but change itself isn’t the stumbling block. Change is common and natural, even inevitable. Seasons change, people change, mountain ranges change — yet successful change management remains a lofty, even insurmountable challenge for many organizations. Organizational change happens every day as a matter of course. Successful change management starts with a sound strategy.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

A stable and sturdy project management is one of the crucial factors to make a project process work. In the corporate world, an organization needs more than just top-notch tools and up to date process to bring the project to its full potential—it also needs a strong manpower, a human resource that has a particular set of skills and capabilities that will greatly contribute the entire organization. Such elements are geared toward changes and they are called business drivers.

Change Management & Scrum: Gamification Perspective

Stepping Into Project Management

Introduction to Gamification I have been studying about Gamification for a while and after having been part of several change initiatives, I started appreciating how the game design concepts can be used for change initiation and management. Assess the organization readiness for the change? Figure out who will lead the change? How will the change initiative be facilitated? How will the change participants be engaged and motivated?

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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

You need to apply knowledge and skills from all aspects of project management. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. For me, planning is one of the most exciting parts of the project management. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from.

Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes

Ganttic

Communication is the life force of each and every project and business so it needs to be fully effective to enrich the process. A dysfunctional communication process will undermine what you are trying to achieve. Use management software. This is a guest post by Michelle Gillam.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Effective Change Management. When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. In this article, we’re going to take a moment to share three best practices we’ve discovered while working with our clients over the past 15 years. Flexible Resource Management. Demand management.

Why You Should Use Neuroscience to Master Change Management

Wrike

Managing a project for the first time can be overwhelming. First, there’s the technical side to learn: project management methods and tools, organizational techniques, etc. Most project managers and team leaders learn the hard way that appropriately managing people and change is the key to a smooth and sustainable execution. SCARF: Your New Management Framework. Provide team members with public praise, especially in front of their managers.

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NLP for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Peter Parkes, author of NLP for Project Managers. At the same time I identified some lessons for leadership styles for project management. As a background to the project, it was an assignment on performance management through behavioral change.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I Get Stakeholder-led Project Management on Amazon.

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior. It can also encourage sloppy product management. Agile Project Portfolio Management agile project management Change management governance

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The true value of change

The Lazy Project Manager

On that basis now is the time for you to ‘do the math’ and work your change portfolio investment out, an example was covered in ‘Challenge 1 – Invest in the right portfolio management’ – so you can reference that if you wish. And then select or identify the Cost/Impact ratio and the growth Value Add ratio – these really should be part of your business case approval process by the way.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

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. There are some things that are coming that will have a fundamental impact on project management, if I am right.

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How to Write an Effective Project Charter

nTask

If you are in such a position that you are responsible for setting the direction and scope of a team to work on a project, then you should be able to write an effective Project Charter and in this article, we’ll guide you on project charter examples. Team Management. Because of this severity, the project managers have a proper duty that they should learn how to make an effective Statement of Work. The Benefits of a Project Charter for the Project Manager & Team.

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One Minute Manager and 6 Apps to build Self-Leadership

nTask

This concept is just as important today as it was more than 30 years ago when the organizational culture started booming because of that lead to the advent of an amazing self-help book known as the ‘ One Minute Manager by Spencer Johnson and Ken Blanchard ‘ The book is a beautiful reminder of the harsh reality that time waits for no one and especially in the organizational culture where the stakes are so high that mere seconds can result in a loss of billions.

How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? In this article I am answering: What are the processes? What are the Process Groups for? What are the Project Management Knowledge Areas as per PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition ? What are the processes. In PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , all processes are defined in terms of input, output, and tools & techniques. What are the Process Groups for?

60 Important Business Metrics Your Company Must Know

nTask

Business metrics are used to track, monitor and analyze quantified measures that assess the business process’s success or failure. It helps in effective decision making for business management. It is important to note that business metrics address the business stakeholders, like; customers, managers, business owners, investors, and vendors. How to Manage a Project like a Pro in today’s Work Environment? Top 12 Project Management Tools for Agencies and Creatives.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. ” In this Article. How much do you value predictable delivery vs the ability to adapt to change. Step 9: Manage Communication.

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8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

Girl's Guide to PM

So here are some places to find free project management templates and other resources, and some low cost/high value resources that I find myself recommending frequently to people who are on tight budgets. Projectmanagement.com has a huge free library of free project management templates. Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? Finally, my free project management templates are here.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be better. Sharing round a link to one more ’10 ways to be more productive’ article just isn’t making change happen. They don’t waste time looking for stuff or trying to work out how to get things done because there are systems, tools and processes that support them. Do the hard stuff and manage out people who are underperforming. Make changes slowly.

The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work

nTask

If you start the selection process unprepared, you can literally spend weeks where you try a new app every single day without ever finding which one is the right one. Trello is the most famous organizing tool of all when it comes to managing your work activities. One of the best organizational tools which you can use is an effective Project Management Software that will let you keep track of all of your activities in a central location. Email task management.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. You'll also have the option on the next screen to opt into my awesome newsletter - weekly project management tips. The extension of self-care is caring for others, also crucial for project management and change management.

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Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. If you want to know that you’re on the right track when you’re leading a process or product improvement project, how can you be sure you’re addressing the right concerns? Depending on the culture of your workplace, if your customers are internal, they can get frustrated if the processes and tools are modified with little or no consideration for the user.

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Why Time Management is Important (25 Proven Hacks)

nTask

If we talk in the context of why time management is important, I have to agree that a lot of us waste it as an indispensable resource. Why Time Management is Important. These are the kind of statements that are a living testament to why time management is important for your work life as well as personal life. In this article, I’ll be highlighting why time management is important and give you 25 Super Tips for mastering the art of productivity.

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7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. These days I’m doing a lot less technical project management and a lot more business-led project management and change management. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. Software This article contains affiliate links

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What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a programme in project management terms? A programme is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits. If you work on a programme, either as a project manager, or in a programme office role (or as the programme manager) you’ll know that the idea is that your work contributes to the organisation’s strategic aims. Book Recommendations for Programme Management.

2018 318

If It Was My Organization

Agile Coach

Do these coaches know what it’s like to sign a big name client with an account manager who’s a complete a **e, and you have to kiss their ass because we need the money? What about the managers? Tell them to manage the system? When I was managing a small team a looooong time ago, I wanted to hire an Agile Coach. I’d say it was for process improvement and such, but have nothing to show and eventually, I’d cave and terminate the coaching contracts.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

In doing so, I am of course taking as read that a brilliant project leader will have solid project management expertise and be able to plan and deliver their projects with confidence and assurance. How is management different from leadership? For me, the yellow bus driver is an able manager: the purple bus driver is a leader. To summarise, a project manager creates a project plan for what how and when to do things and directs actions. Can project managers be both?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. It’s how we can help people and organisations adapt in fast-changing times.

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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

The third piece of data that sparked this post was a recent Linked In discussion where a project manager asked a simple question: This prompted a response you could probably guess without reading any further: So I chimed in: To which one of the guilty parties replied: Hopefully the irony of preaching respect for people while clearly disrespecting the original poster was not lost on this person, and this is someone I know. Then the industry changed. agile Change Management movement

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