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The 7 Best Practices for Change Management

“Change is the only constant in life” is a popular saying first uttered by Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus. We know in both our personal and professional lives that change is certain. Perhaps no one knows it better than a seasoned project manager. No matter how well we’ve planned and thought things out, most project…

The PMO Lifecycle – Building, Running & Shutting Down – Organizational Change Management: What is the role of the PMO Manager?

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Are you struggling with project adoption and unsure what to do about it? Does your organization have an Organizational Change Management (OCM) framework? Are you a PMO Manager…

Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Seeing a project through to successful completion is a team effort. While champions for the content and process are needed among stakeholders, there are two roles that are extremely critical to the successful delivery of the project: the sponsor and the project manager. These individuals have a symbiotic relationship that requires constant collaboration and observance of…

How SpaceX is Transforming Project Management Practices

As children, many of us had a fascination with the extra-terrestrial. Interestingly, humans have always wondered if the other planets of the solar system have the ability to sustain life like our very own planet Earth. Over the years, scientists have conveyed multiple theories about the existence of alien life. One such example of someone…

4 Steps to Tune Your Project Adoption Strategy for Success

Achieving a successful deployment of Microsoft Project Online or Project Server requires a well-tuned focus on driving adoption and making sure everyone understands the benefits of working with the new solution. You need to understand the business challenges to be addressed by the new system and ensure your organization is prepared to recognize and reap…

Increase Your Project’s Impact with Change Management, Part 2

As I explained in part one, the Prosci ADKAR Model is one of the most widely used frameworks for managing change. Practitioners say that it makes sense, is easy to explain to others and helps them see and unlock numerous and various types of change. Whether a change is impacting five, 50, 500 or 5,000…

Increase Your Project’s Impact with Change Management, Part 1

Projects come in all shapes and sizes. Some impact the entire enterprise while others may affect a single workshop. Some are disruptive while others are incremental. Projects can aim to improve processes, systems, tools and structures. But despite all the wonderful variety in the project world, there is one universal constant in terms of both…

5 Common Agile PM Transition Pitfalls to Avoid

Agile transformations do not take place overnight, which is the stark reality. They require discipline and consistent inspecting, adapting and follow-through. Any well-intended transformation is at risk of slipping back to old ways if certain challenges and pitfalls are not addressed and avoided. Here are five major pitfalls organizations face in their agile transitions: 1….

Breaking the Barrier: How to Set the Groundwork for Change

Change is about winning hearts and minds — and sustaining this win. In order to understand how to manage change, you need to understand resistance to change. Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “I am more interested in knowing about people than businesses.” He understood that it’s actually the people you need to think about…

Change Management during a Project Server Implementation

In general, an implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is done to replace or supplement the existing the project management and resource management systems and processes.This kind of change impacts most, if not all, levels of the organization,especially, the end users who have to live the “new life” after the implementation. In this scenario,…

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