Change Management 101 for Beginner-Level Project Managers

nTask

Any number of projects that an organization undertakes has an impact on the organization’s processes and resources. Project management is not simply about the project itself but also establishing any necessary organizational changes. What is Change Management?

Checklist Template for Your Change Management Process

Techno-PM

Change Management Process Let us not trick ourselves: change management can be complex. There is plenty to consider and forgetting just one of these can ruin your change management effort. Not just planning change but ensuring that it sticks!

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How to Make a Change Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

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. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Make a Change Management Plan. Jennifer started by saying how important a change management plan is for a successful project. What Makes Up a Change Management Plan?

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.

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?

Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management

LiquidPlanner

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. Hours worked just fine for them so they didn’t see a need to change. Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management. The roles within the team can change gradually.

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

Teamweek

Wintour, project managers have a word we don’t greet with enthusiasm: change. No one is overjoyed at the prospect of backtracking or changing direction after laying a lot of groundwork, but if you have a system in place to accommodate it, change can be relatively painless and even make the final deliverable exceed expectations. Welcome to change management! What is Change Management? Step 3: Create a Vision for Change.

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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. 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. The motto of a Project Manager. A PM facilitates the process.

Leverage Change Management for Better Projects

Brightwork

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.

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.

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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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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Adkar Model - Change Competency Assessment

Techno-PM

Adkar Change Management If you have ever been involved in a project, you certainly know by now that change management is a fundamental competency to have if the project is to be successful. To address this scenario, consider doing a change competency assessment.

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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.

Change Curve | Download Change Curve Model Template

Techno-PM

Change Management How many times have you seen this happening? Download Change Management Pack Change Curve The thing is organizations don’t just change because of new systems or structures – they change because people change. Change Managemen

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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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Introducing Clarizen Panels

Clarizen

Clarizen’s configuration platform allows you to create a vast array of business rules, custom actions, and custom fields to help automate business processes, customize Clarizen to meet your needs, and most importantly, have workflow processes collaborated between all members of your team as well as your clients. In the user view below, you can see an organizational chart displaying the direct manager, team, and direct reports of a team member.

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Unlock All Your Team “Kan” Do With a Kanban Template

Wrike

In 2001, software developers changed project management forever by introducing Agile to the world with the Manifesto for Software Development. Agile is an umbrella of methodologies that boost productivity by empowering teams to operate with more flexibility than traditional hierarchical styles of project management. Japanese for “visual signal” or “visual card,” Kaban is centered on managing workload capacity. Ready to leverage the Kanban style of project management?

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant. Major changes to project management will occur in 2020 due to much of the new material that the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published and will be testing on in the new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® exam beginning in June 2020. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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What Is a Project Management Plan

Project Management Resource Network

In project management there will be a number of project plans like the risk management plan , the change management plan , and the communications management plan. All of the different plans put together is your project management plan. . So often the project schedule is referred to as the project plan but technically the project plan is the combination or integration of all the different project management plans.

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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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 Each chapter ends with reflection questions and references.

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Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Managing a project can be complicated, especially when different departments have to work together. This can make project collaboration between departments difficult, due to differences in process and methodology. To create harmony between the various departments and parts of a project, project integration management is implemented. What Is Project Integration Management? Project integration management is a way of making various processes work together.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

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10 Best Mind Mapping Software for IT & Non-IT Businesses

nTask

“A mind mapping software helps project managers to capture, catch and connect newly formed ideas.” Some people call it a statement of intent, but it serves the same purpose when we look at it from the perspective of project management. And that would be the actual application of mind mapping tools in project management. Coming back to why or why not a mind mapping software is essential to project management, it is all about perspective.

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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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Different Project Management Terms Beginners Should Know

ProProfs Project Management

Project managers , who have just begun working on a project, may find it really stressful and time-consuming to manage multiple tasks, especially if they don’t know the basics. . Imagine you get a promotion as a project manager and are now solely responsible for various management tasks. You winged the entire project execution process, and now the theory of it all is taking a toll on you. . Let’s dig into our project management glossary. Processes.

10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

ProjectManager.com

It might seem dense or, worse, a way to exclude people and make them feel outside of the process. Therefore, as a start, we offer 10 of the top project management buzzwords from the jargon-heavy world of project management. While not all of these buzzwords are exclusive to project management, they’re used in our field, so we explain what they mean and why they’re important. Scalable is being able to change size. Project Management The Project Manager Blog

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are struggling to understand the visual reference, this image may help. But can we apply the same principle to Project Management? What does it mean to be a T-shaped Project Manager? There are different ways to consider T-shaped Project Managers. The first is to judge all Project Manager skills inside the Project Management framework. The deep focus would be on a single management framework or concept. How do you do it as a Project Manager?

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20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan. Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that. Risk Management Plan.

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How to Perform a SWOT Analysis (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. It will also help to reveal possibilities and limitations for change. Related: How to Lead a Change Management Process. It also helps to reveal possibilities and limitations for change, to revise plans to best navigate systems, communication, or even organizations, and act as a brainstorming device. Project Management Project Management Training Videos

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Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

After nine years there is a new edition of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) guide. It’s a best practice so I assume the changes will be incremental and not a revolution. The first thing you see when opening the guide is a summary or quick reference card of MSP. Looks like they embraced my idea to add a quick reference card as I did when writing the official Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guide. MSP 5 th edition contains one additional process.

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The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

ProjectManager.com

What do you need to know to succeed at project management? While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager. The vast range of project management tools , terms, skills and knowledge that are within its discipline can be intimidating. What is PMBOK in Project Management? PMBOK stands for Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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How to Create a Great Project Plan in Just 7 Steps

Workamajig

A great project plan can make your life as a project manager much easier. While we’ve talked about communication plans , risk management plans , and even work breakdown structures , we haven’t written about the one plan that rules them all: the project plan. A detailed project plan, as you can imagine, is crucial for project managers. In this guide, I’ll talk about everything that goes into creating a great project management plan and how to get the most out of it.

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Integrated Change Control

MPUG

Outlining the Purpose of Project Change Requests and Change Control Boards. The bottom line is that you should expect changes to happen! Integrated change control (ICC) is the process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes, and managing changes to deliverables with documentation. Integrated Change Control. This ensures that any negative effects of a change are minimized. Change Control Board Overview.

Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation forces companies to adapt to an ever-changing environment and to be able to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”. INNOVATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. The change can be incremental or radical.

10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

They can then use this as a reference while you are away and update it with anything that changes. If you have an automated approvals process or a project management workflow, such as the change management process, set up a delegate for your time away so that you don’t inadvertently stop changes or processes moving forward while you are away. Remind your manager and/or project sponsor.

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How to avoid a Project

The Lazy Project Manager

It goes something along these lines: Corporate change initiative approved and announced, everyone cheers loudly. A department or team are asked to pick up the project and implement the change in relation to their day to day work. Fast – Then immediately ask a) what is the fastest way to get this done and dusted and b) can you just copy another team/department and make the change – even if it doesn’t really fit your real needs. Change’ comes the loud reply from all.

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20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan. Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that. Risk Management Plan.

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Foundational Elements for Agile PPM: A Phased Approach – Part 1

Keyedin

One of the common concerns about implementing Agile in project and portfolio management (PPM) is the impression that it requires broad, sweeping and instantaneous change in order to be successful. Agile Portfolio Management is based on the concepts of Agile methodology created by software developers applied to the portfolio level of projects. Rather than relying on inflexible, long-range plans with a series of set tasks and processes, Agile projects are completed iteratively.

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