Change Management

Ready to Make a Change to Agile? Make it STICKY!

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“Change means uncertainty; uncertainly breeds opportunity.”      Japanese saying  “Uncertainty is the breeding ground of all great possibility!”        Jennifer Chrisman Are you ready to adopt Agile project management to improve project delivery and complement and enhance “traditional” project management rigor? If yes, then you need a change management approach with actions that can make change happen —…

Increase your resilience to change

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By Audra Proctor, Head of Learning Development, Changefirst Major change in organisations can be an exciting time of re-invention and learning, but the sheer volume of change is dampening that excitement and making us want to retreat rather than step out and take action to make change happen. Outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, cost efficiencies, downsizing, competitive…

Top 5 Actions for Managing Change Risk

By David Miller, CEO, Changefirst Recently I spoke to a group of project managers about change management. We discussed what change data can actually tell you about change projects. And, in particular, what does it tell you about the risks to project success and how can they potentially be managed better. I presented data we…

Don’t Force Typical Templates on Packaged Software Projects

Written by  Angela Wick One of the most interesting trends I’ve seen in my business analysis career is the shift from custom software development to package software implementation. Traditionally, large corporations created in-house teams that supported business functions by developing software from scratch. Gradually, package software made its way onto desktops via word processors and spreadsheets.…

4 Simple Ideas for Great Leadership

By Martin McKern I’m fortunate to have worked for several outstanding leaders. I believe that the humility of exceptional leaders makes them hard to spot until you listen and watch closely for lasting results and personal growth in their teams. I have some simple ideas to keep my own leadership journey on track. My personal…

Masters of Change

By Cyndee Miller, senior editor, PM Network In a world fueled by change, project practitioners — the people who truly understand it — should be revered, said author Jon Duschinsky, a keynote speaker on the third day of PMI® Global Congress 2014 — EMEA. “And yet you’re not,” he said. “A project manager isn’t respected within society.…

Orgs Must Take on Innovation and Complexity — Or Else

By Cyndee Miller, senior editor, PM Network Organizations tend to look to the past to predict the future — yet that’s not the best path to innovation, said author James Burke, Tuesday’s keynote speaker at PMI® Global Congress 2014 — EMEA. “Conformity is essential to security in the present moment,” he said. “But unless an organization updates…