How to Make a Change Management Plan

A change management plan can be the difference between project success and failure. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to create the right change management plan for your project. In Review – How to Make a Change Management Plan.

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. Acceptance is a risk response strategy, but project managers are not supposed to just report on accidents, they are expected to prevent them.

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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. Change Management has Changed.

How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

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.

Change Management: What do Project Managers Need to Know?

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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. What is Change Management?

Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?


Manage changes to projects or initiatives within an organization on both a technical and human level. Project management is the process of supervising a project team through a series of tasks that ultimately reach completion of a defined goal with a specified target date for completion.

How to Implement a Change Management Process


Change management is a fundamental part of every project and, every day, companies face changes, such as launching a new product, or restructuring the organization. Knowledge Management

Change Management Plan Template - Sample and Example


Projects are ALWAYS about Change Projects are a vehicle for change. In fact, it is not in vain that projects are sometimes also known as change initiatives! Projects need effective change management. Even worse, what if the change is not embraced and adopted?

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


It can also be observed in people, organizations and processes—and in these instances it’s not such a great thing. But championing change is a hard thing to do, because people naturally have a resistance to change. Further Reading: Why Is Organizational Change So Hard?].

Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?


Manage changes to projects or initiatives within an organization on both a technical and human level. Project management is the process of supervising a project team through a series of tasks that ultimately reach completion of a defined goal with a specified target date for completion. On the other hand, change management is intended to […]. The post Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?

Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

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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. Resistance to Change. Returning to the purpose of the change and the overall vision.

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. After all, project managers are not process monkeys.

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Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management


Everyone is already Agile, and they don’t need a formal process like stand-ups, backlog grooming, sprint reviews or retrospectives. Everyone is using Agile as the buzzword to hide their lack of processes and continue to implement in a waterfall manner just in two week chunks.

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


Over 70% of organizational change initiatives fail, but change itself isn’t the stumbling block. Change is common and natural, even inevitable. Organizational change happens every day as a matter of course. Successful change management starts with a sound strategy.

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.

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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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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. Figure out who will lead the change?


Podcast: Jen Frahm – The roadies and rockstars of change management

Fix my Project Chaos

The roadies and rockstars of change management, with Jen Frahm Dr Jen Frahm (PhD Management) is the founder of Conversations of Change and a world-leading organisational change expert. She has worked in culture change, process change, digital transformation, legislative change, mergers and acquisitions and technology/systems change for a wide range of industries. Jen believes change […].

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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 is a responsibility of the program manager. It is a role that is underappreciated, underutilized, and not performed well by some program managers. Change management is complex, and there is no cookbook recipe to apply.

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Change Management Explained In 8 Easy Steps (We Promise!)


Wintour, project managers have a word we don’t greet with enthusiasm: change. Welcome to change management! What is Change Management? So what causes projects to change direction midway through the cycle and even beyond? Step 7: Build on the Change.

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

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You need to apply knowledge and skills from all aspects of project management. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. For me, planning is one of the most exciting parts of the project management. The motto of a Project Manager.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process


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.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


For Beginners, it is important to understand essential elements of Project Management. These are called constraints because, once fixed, we cannot change one of these elements without changing at least one of the others, may be two or may be all of them. Project Scope Management.

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. It is a Catch-22; unless you already have an OCM process in place, you will most likely fail at implementing it. Putting one in place, however, is a change—one of the most difficult cultural transformations your company will undertake. "Kotter, ADKAR, or CAP which methodology should we be using to build our approach to improving project adoption?"

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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 You Should Use Neuroscience to Master Change Management


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. SCARF: Your New Management Framework. Project Managers and Change Management.

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Leverage Change Management for Better Projects


The essence of project management is change, something individuals will resist for many reasons. You must manage the ‘people’ side of the change to ensure that the outcomes are implemented. In this piece, I will explain the role of change management, how it relates to project management, and practical approaches for managing change. Change… The post Leverage Change Management for Better Projects appeared first on BrightWork.

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.

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One Minute Manager and 6 Apps to build Self-Leadership


The book is a seamless presentation of a young man on an adventure to find and work for the perfect manager that will teach him everything he needs to know about the organizational culture and be a manager himself one day. Let’s see what those lessons are for one minute manager: .

Streamline Business Processes With IT Project Management Software: The Ultimate Guide

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Now, if I ask you what’s the process of hiring an employee in your organization, what would you say? Some of you wouldn’t know the entire process in detail, while some of you might have an idea but don’t really know how the HR team goes about it. What are Business Processes?

Transformation is More Than Just Having an Agile Checklist

Leading Agile

From an intellectual perspective, the notion of agile being a mindset and a different way of seeing and acting in the world rather than a methodology or a process usually resonates. Agile Agile Adoption Agile Transformation Business Agility Change Management Coaching Transformation

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PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group


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 ?

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.

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How to Write an Effective Project Charter


This guide will explain what a project charter is, give some project charter examples, the difference between a project charter and a Scope of Work, and how you can successfully embed a project charter in various phases of a project management life cycle. 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.

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.

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Who Approves Your Project Change Requests?

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Some organizations lack clarity about who approves the project change requests. On one project, the sponsor tells the project manager to make the decisions. And yet, in other cases, senior management gets involved. So, who should approve project change requests?

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Is JIRA a Counterproductive Project Management Software In Today’s Market?


There are numerous complaints about project management software since the inception of the IT industry. Some of the complaints elicit the counter productivity factor of task management tools. If such business is to use a project management software, it will increase their productivity.

Designing the Plane While Flying It: Organizational Change Management at Cisco

Guerrilla Project Management

shares insights on how Organizational Change Management helps Cisco chart a course for continuous change in the fast-paced, competitive, and global high tech industry. How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? Change Management Conferences Leadership Podcasts Program Management ProfessionalDoug Walton, PhD.,

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Are you missing a musketeer on your projects?

Kiron Bondale

This is logical as the first is responsible for the delivery process, the second what needs to be delivered and the third how it will be delivered. Your core delivery team should be the Four Musketeers instead of the Three Amigos through the addition of a change lead.

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