Change Management

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…

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, cutting…

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 managers…

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 the…

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 approached…

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 have…

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. My…