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 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. Our 9 part Guide to Change Management will focus on how to prepare the customer, stakeholders, and team for change. Part 1 of 9: Change Management-What Is It? Part 3 of 9: Change Models.

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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.

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.

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 support an organization’s adjustment to the changes due to either internal processes or external factors.

What is Change Management and Why Does Your Company Need It?


This is also true for adopting new technology solutions, which will not only change the systems that your team members interact with on a daily basis, but also fundamentally change the processes tied to their purposes. The Benefits of Change Management.

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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?

Change Management in Project Management- An Ultimate Guide

ProProfs Project Management

Unexpected changes in project activities.’. This factor cannot be taken lightly because unplanned changes not only shift your priorities but also cause delays. That’s why change management in project management is deemed as a crucial element. Project Management

Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers


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. Kyle: You can access your member training history by logging onto, click My Account and then click on the webinar reports link. Walter serves as a program manager for Edwards Performance Solutions.

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! Download This Template However, bringing in change without accounting for all the implications in the organization and without understanding the readiness and capacity of the organization for that change can lead to disaster. Projects need effective change management. Change Management

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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Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management


If you’re fresh out of Certified Scrum Master training, you are likely invigorated to start applying the Agile and SCRUM based techniques to your next project. After all, your two-day training class and one online test later makes you a certified Scrum Master! Hours worked just fine for them so they didn’t see a need to change. Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management. Some managers took interest and others preferred to continue working their own way.

The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. At scale, it’s creating networks of loosely coupled teams, coordinating dependancies, managing trade-offs, getting things into market fast, and measuring throughput instead of productivity.

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Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. To support a change you need to understand the change. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Change management personal development

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Management Training Programs to Consider in 2019


Management Training Programs to Accelerate Professional Success. Whether you are fresh off the single contributor track and into management role or simply want to learn how to become better at your job and rise through the hierarchy, there are many great opportunities to develop your management skills. A management training program can be a great option because it is like taking a short elevator ride to get yourself higher up the ladder of success.

How open are YOU to changing your launch plans?

Kiron Bondale

During the last week PMI announced that, based on the feedback they had received from stakeholders, they would be delaying the significant changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam which had originally planned to be launched in mid-December 2019 to July 1, 2020. The proposed changes to the exam are likely to be more significant than others made over the past decade. They were open to hearing negative feedback about the changes.

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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. 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.

20 Online Training Resources for Project Managers


What makes a great project manager? We’ve collected 20 online project management training resources for you to sharpen your skills, broaden your knowledge, collect PDUs, and earn notable certificates to advance your career. Corporate Education Group presents a variety of individual classes on topics like risk management and project scope, plus PMP exam prep. Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Partner; PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organization. .

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The ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshow for Project Practitioners

Arras People

SPOCE, the project management training organisation and partners AXELOS and APMG are running three events soon called the ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshows. Change! It is what underpins all objectives in Project Management approaches. If you or your organisation are being or have been affected by change in any way then this is an event which will be very useful to you. Change Management. A Cocktail of Project Management Approaches.

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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. Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

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How to Perform a SWOT Analysis (Example Included)

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. They went for the ones, maybe new into it, that they were training and teaching. Project Management Project Management Training Videos

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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.

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Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

This is a very exciting time for Project Management with the APM Chartership elevating us to be a profession in our own right. Project Management Qualifications. What are your training options (intensive course, night/weekend college etc)? Starting out in Project Management.

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60 Important Business Metrics Your Company Must Know


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? If you have 200 sales opportunities and your sales team manage to win 50 among them will give a win rate of 25%. Top 12 Project Management Tools for Agencies and Creatives.

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How to Know When to Kill a Project & Cut Losses

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. Also administration changes.

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7 Benefits of Working as a Team for Successful Project Management


nTask is always motivated to hone project management skills. Since I am an Agile Project Manager, part of my responsibility is to orchestrate different activities that lead to team-building experience – for that to work, it is imperative for our organization to have a sense of teamwork. In Agile project management, working as a team goes to the advantage of the business. Part of the reason is the misconception about the roles of the scrum master and the project manager.

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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. I know that being an Agile project manager at nTask sounds like a bit of cliché’, but at the same time, I cannot help but think otherwise. If such business is to use a project management software, it will increase their productivity. Kathy trained the entire staff in one day!

Is a PRINCE2 Virtual Classroom For You?

Arras People

She began working as a freelancer in April 2016, providing reward consulting and project management services to clients. Anyone familiar with the language of PRINCE2 will tell you that the managing of issue and risk registers is a very important part of PRINCE2 project delivery.

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.

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5 Must Know Facts Before Implementing Agile in 2020


Implementing agile in 2020 requires more than a vocabulary change. You want to change the way people see their work, see its purpose, and how they approach it. However, agile methodology requires as much planning, if not more, than traditional project management.

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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

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.

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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. What I’d like to do: Fire all the managers. Sorry, “the manager” is an endangered species. Grown ups don’t need managers.

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60 Important Business Metrics Your Company Must Know


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? If you have 200 sales opportunities and your sales team manage to win 50 among them will give a win rate of 25%. Top 12 Project Management Tools for Agencies and Creatives.

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Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning

Project Management Essentials

Most organizational change efforts do not succeed. An oft-cited statistic is that 70% of organizational change efforts fail. A more recent Harvard Business Review article suggests that the glass is really half-full—60% of change efforts either fully or partially meet the objectives with only 10% of being outright failures. Regardless of your perspective, it is fair to say that change efforts are challenged. Next, we may provide training.

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Road Trippin’ Organization Change: The Journey

Project Management Essentials

Organizational change and transformation efforts are often challenging. In last month’s article, ”Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning” , I recommending using adaptive-agile planning practices and treating the effort like a road trip: Set the direction, not the destination. Set high-level goals and the strategic direction of the change, motivate the “what” and “why,” but do not dictate the “how.” Recognize there will change; and.

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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Join me at the Project Management Telesummit

Guerrilla Project Management

I am excited to be bringing you the first edition of the Project Management Telesummit on March 8-10, 2011. When budgets get tight, training and professional development are usually the first things out the door. Taking charge of your own training and professional development and investing in your future is the best way to create. Leadership Mindset Change Management Self Mastery

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

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. He still has a working knowledge of other Project Management skills, though. Why are T-Shaped Project Managers vital?

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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.

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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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