Change Management

Process Change Management

By Byron Johnson I have been involved in many process change initiatives, focused on improving the development lifecycle of high-technology programs. These initiatives have all been led the same way: the big bang approach. All processed are defined and agreed to by the stakeholders, and then are attempted to be implemented all at once,...

Manage Scope Change or Let It Creep?

By Andrea Brockmeier One of my favorite definitions of projects is “Projects are how organizations adapt to change.” Projects are essentially the vehicle for organizational change. Getting stakeholder agreement around that idea would not likely present much of a challenge. Change within a project, however, is often the source of great consternation among project...

BMC Buys Partnerpedia for Secure App-store Technology

IDG News Service (Boston Bureau) — BMC is continuing its push into the consumerization-of-IT trend with the acquisition of Partnerpedia, which makes software companies can use to roll out secure, governed app stores to their end users. Terms of the deal, which closed last month, were not revealed. Partnerpedia’s AppZone software gives IT departments...

How-to Guide: Change in Project Management

By Cora Systems Change is expected (things in life don’t always work out the way we planned). In project management change is expected and sometimes is the norm. Merely stating that something must change isn’t important; it’s the way in which you manage it. Change in project management is not something that should be...

As BYOD Explodes, IT Managers Learn to Cope

Computerworld — Pity the poor IT manager trying to get his arms around the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement. Even the most cutting-edge tech leaders — those who are working to make mobile devices secure and productive corporate tools — are feeling overwhelmed by the frenetic pace of change in the marketplace. While Apple iOS devices...

Bracing for Change

 By Saira Karim, PMP A colleague recently started leading a department responsible for maintenance projects for a manufacturing organization. The project manager wanted to implement changes such as rolling out new project software, increasing administrative transparency, and revising team and stakeholder communication methods. Naturally, he was concerned about how these changes would be received....

Project Management: Arbitrary Deadlines Can Be Your Friend

By Preben Ormen A lot of projects are launched with plans based on essentially arbitrary deadlines. By arbitrary deadlines I mean the finish dates were set by decree, which may or may not have been accompanied by a rigorous feasibility analysis of the plan dates themselves. This may sound bad, but arbitrary deadlines can...

A Real-World Example of the State Transition Diagram

A Real-World Example of the State Transition Diagram

Click image to view larger. This diagram demonstrates the status progression of the submitted thesis. Starting from the left, we see the first status is “Pre-Upload”. This is before the thesis is uploaded by the student. The circle following that status is the “Thesis Uploaded” event. Any circles like this one that have a...

Why It Makes Sense to Have a Strategic Enterprise Office

By Michael Stanleigh Many organizations create a number of project management offices (PMO) in different departments. According to the findings of a global research study of over 750 organizations, this may not be a good idea. To be most successful, a PMO needs to have direct influence on the entire organization, not just one...

Change Readiness – A Huge Success

I once worked on a program of work, which was the merger of the 2 top-five banks in Australia. It was between St. George and Westpac banks. As you can imagine, the merger of two enormous banks is quite a big piece of work. Obviously, it was broken down into multiple programs of work...



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