Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented. This is a fairly common problem and is likely one of the reasons that the volunteers who updated the PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition added Implement Risk Responses as a new process within the Project Risk Management knowledge area. Risk management requires investment from stakeholders outside of the project team to really make a difference.

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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. Change Management: What do Project Managers Need to Know?

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5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager

LiquidPlanner

But championing change is a hard thing to do, because people naturally have a resistance to change. Further Reading: How to Make Your Team Active Participants in Organizational Change]. Organizations have to be open to changing the way they do things, and on a regular basis. Which means: The single most challenging task most leaders will ever face is leading their cause or their organization in real change. Sell the need for change by broadcasting a vision.

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.

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.

Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. Context : it’s important to understand what triggered me to move away from agile, and into org change. It’s also important to understand what influenced thinking about org change differently. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. change always starts from you.

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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.

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I, for one, welcome our new PM AI overlords

Kiron Bondale

Some contributors worry that sufficient advances in AI will render the role of a project manager obsolete whereas others remain bullish about the prospects for the profession. In the article, the author asserts that roles in which emotion and context play a strong influence will still need to be performed by human beings. What might projec managers do with all of this extra time?

2019 184

What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

Delivery frequency matches stakeholders’ change appetite. Empowered Product Owners with sufficient capacity, capability, knowledge and influence. Agile Facilitating Organization Change agile project management Change management transformational projectsI’ve frequently said that agile transformations are marathons and not sprints.

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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. A key enterprise partner is the Finance department and the organization’s model for project funding will have significant influence over successful agile delivery. It can also encourage sloppy product management. Agile Project Portfolio Management agile project management Change management governance

2018 153

Understanding Politics, Conflict, and Influence in Projects

Guerrilla Project Management

In this interview, I have the pleasure to speak to Bernardo Tirado about Politics, Conflict, and Influence in projects. Bernardo brings a fresh and unique perspective to this very important topic in project management, combining his background as an Industrial Psychology practitioner and a Project Management Executive. In this interview, I have the pleasure to speak to Bernardo Tirado about Politics, Conflict, and Influence in projects.

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Are your agile transformation blockers like agents in The Matrix?

Kiron Bondale

Delivery and control partners who cannot be influenced to transform their delivery models. Agile Facilitating Organization Change agile project management Change management transformational projectsAgile transformations are susceptible to a variety of impediments but sometimes these hurdles are not as high as we believe them to be.

2018 165

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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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change. While it is ideal if this urgency is tied to What’s In It For Me, at a minimum, we all want proof that committing our time and political influence to a particular initiative at this very moment is cheaper than the cost of doing nothing.

2018 146

How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community. Years of failed transformations which started with practice, methodology or tooling changes are convincing many that changing the hearts and minds of all stakeholders involved in value delivery provides a more safer road to organizational agility. But how do we change people’s minds? While it is common for staff to pick up bad habits from their managers, the same holds true for positive behaviors.

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Three key ingredients motivating personal change

Kiron Bondale

My friends have previously worked for more mature organizations and can clearly visualize and articulate what needs to be done to get their company to this next level but are encountering resistance from long-time staff who are reluctant to change. This discussion made me revisit my own views on the critical ingredients which motivate individuals to change their behavior. Kotter) and understanding how the change will personally benefit the individual (a.k.a.

2017 131

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Getting used to a new PMO function is a significant cultural change for any project community. An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. Kelman suggested that there are three different levels of acceptance for change, and it’s important to know which one you’re aiming for when you start introducing anything new.

The Extinction of Agile Coaching

Agile Coach

” Had today’s-me existed along side of 7-years-ago-me he’d have wondered why in the bloody hell a relatively newly minted Certified Scrum Master, was having an organizational-level conversation with a senior manager and director. I’ve spent the last number of years in the Agile and OD/Change spaces, have had almost 200 people through my non-certified workshop on change and I’ve noticed something. Over the next decade, the old guard will change.

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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

Delivering business change outcomes is tough work. The Emergent Change approach can help us to make sense of us make sense of a fluid, messy, unpredictable change environment. In my project management community, it’s always comforting to talk to others about things we have in common. The idea that projects deliver change is a universal maxim. How is Change Delivered? Is change delivered by projects? BUT is change delivered by any other means?

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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

Delivering business change outcomes is tough work. The Emergent Change approach can help us to make sense of us make sense of a fluid, messy, unpredictable change environment. In my project management community, it’s always comforting to talk to others about things we have in common. The idea that projects deliver change is a universal maxim. How is Change Delivered? Is change delivered by projects? BUT is change delivered by any other means?

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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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Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Guerrilla Project Management

Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. Leadership Mindset Podcasts Change Management Self MasteryDan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others.

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What it takes to be a great project manager

Moira Alexander

Many challenges confront today's project managers -- new technologies, remote workforces and a global market to name a few. But what sets apart good project managers (PMs) from the truly great ones? What does it take to go from being the manager of projects to a game-changing leader? Become a customer relationship management expert. Related story: What’s difference between project management and change management? ].

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Here are some tips for selling Agile project management methodology to stakeholders: 1. Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy. We don’t need to make any changes !,”

2018 577

How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

Scope creep in project management is where additional requirements are added to the project, beyond what was originally agreed and these additions are not formally authorized. It’s normal to make scope changes as you go. Scope creep is caused by lack of requirements management.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Project Integration Management Plan. Project Scope Management Plan. Project Time Management Plan. Project Cost Management Plan. Project Quality Management Plan. Project Human Resource Management Plan. Project Risk Management Plan. Define how you will identify, evaluate, manage, and control risks. Project Procurement Management Plan. Project Stakeholder Management Plan. 2=Planning integration management project plan

2016 221

Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

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 She goes on: Stakeholder management is not a series of steps to be gone through, but a perspective that when fathomed and its implications understood, always makes a difference to the conduct of the project. Get Stakeholder-led Project Management on Amazon.

2016 288

What is a Program Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. Each of these are projects with a project manager, but together they deliver a transformative change for the business. What is Program Management? Read next: Project Management versus Program Management.

2020 288

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career. Project management blogs and resources can be a primary source of knowledge, especially if project management (PM) experts contribute to them. To help you save time searching for the best resources, we have thoroughly analyzed more than 300 project management blogs and resource websites. Project Management Software Developers. Influence.

2018 87

How to Facilitate the Resolution of Conflicting Ideas

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever encountered conflicting ideas when facilitating change within a department, business unit, or across an organization? Do you often see resistance to your change efforts? Stakeholders include individuals, groups, or organizations — internally and externally — that may be impacted by the change initiative. Who can influence the change in a positive or negative manner? Change can be deliberate (planned) or emergent (unplanned).

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Project Controls: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Project managers are well aware of this and spend much of their time planning in order to avoid negative risk and its potential impact. Project controls are a set of tools, processes and people skills that are used together to help project managers have the right information, at the right time, to make the right decision. In project management, project controls address the following: Project strategy. Risk management. Project Management The Project Manager Blog

Conducting Project Management Interviews

Arras People

We recently put together a top five list of project management interview questions after speaking with some of our clients. The questions below are generic open questions that can be asked regardless of the project management role being recruited for. Project Managers that stand out in the crowd are ones that have been associated with project failure at some point in their careers either directly or indirectly.

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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

A question which I’m frequently asked by learners attending my agile foundations courses is “ I’m quite comfortable with what’s required for a waterfall project and what’s required for an agile project, but how do I plan and manage one where some of the scope is going to be delivered in a waterfall manner and some will be delivered using an agile approach? Another attribute which influences this is an understanding of who is delivering which work streams.

2017 131

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Project management is thriving. We’re just happy to help people manage their projects with our project management software , blog posts and videos that offer practical solutions to things like time management, using resources more effectively and managing teams. Best Blog Posts on Project Management from ProjectManager.com. The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers. A project needs a manager. Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers.

2018 278

Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

The momentum at which project management is evolving is making it tough for project managers to keep pace with it. New project management methodologies , tools, best practices and trends replace old ones. Project management conferences help you stay updated with all the latest developments in the project management industry. Moreover, it also enables you to hone your project management skills so you can manage projects more efficiently.

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Finding the Right Project Management Solution for your Project Management Maturity

Keyedin

When you decide to progressively develop your project management approach, methodology, strategy and decision-making processes, decisions should be formed by a number of factors, with the main focus being what are you aiming to achieve for the business. This process is known as project management maturity and involves a detailed assessment to see where you can either develop your company, improve operational procedures, optimise your processes or transform your business altogether.

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Finding the Right Project Management Solution for your Project Management Maturity

Keyedin

When you decide to progressively develop your project management approach, methodology, strategy and decision-making processes, decisions should be formed by a number of factors, with the main focus being what are you aiming to achieve for the business. This process is known as project management maturity and involves a detailed assessment to see where you can either develop your company, improve operational procedures, optimise your processes or transform your business altogether.

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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. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 25-26 April 2019. The theme is “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives.”

2019 308

How to Know When to Kill a Project & Cut Losses

ProjectManager.com

When determining whether a project is worth continuing or if it’s a lost cause, Jennifer said project managers need to focus on losses. Only then can you make the right decision when managing your project. Projects Change. Situations and conditions change. Technology change. Management change. Administration changes. Any one or more of these changes will impact the project. They might influence the quality of the project.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Sharing round a link to one more ’10 ways to be more productive’ article just isn’t making change happen. Do the hard stuff and manage out people who are underperforming. I’d love to say the answer is to introduce a team productivity tool (especially as I literally wrote the book on collaboration tools for project managers). Be the change you want to see. People are influenced by the people around them. Make changes slowly.