Agile is a collaborative, user-focused approach to software delivery. Change management (CM) drives the successful adoption of solutions. At first glance, these two approaches seem very different from each other. One of these things is more like the other… CM is, at the core, focused on adoption and therefore customer-focused. The key components of Agile […]
The Conference Board’s Change Management Conference for the third year in a row, provided valuable insight into a rapidly advancing practice. Below are the top three takeaways I plan to integrate into my change management mantra: Change Can Change Your strategy today should be agile. As your change is further defined, desired behaviors understood and […]
When you set a New Year’s resolution, you are determining and defining that you want to make a change in your life. So, how does it work? Can you just decide to lose 50 pounds today and do it tomorrow? Unlikely. The fact is, the techniques that organizations and project teams use to manage change […]
Skills and a Certification to Become a Change Management Specialist Recently, someone asked me what it takes to become a change management specialist. Since this is a rather new field with limited programs (see links below) for certifications, I pulled together key skills you should have to plan, deliver and execute the change management approach.
So you’re going to create and execute a change management strategy for your next project. Good for you! You’ve taken an important step on the road to success: recognizing the need for thoughtful planning when it comes to implementing change. As you pull together your plan, here are a few things you want to avoid:
I’ve posted before about change management being misunderstood with and as communications. But, there are also misconceptions about change management for those who know how it is, just not how to do it. Let the debunking begin!
I have heard clients and colleagues ask for a “communications or a change management person” during discussions for rolling out a new program or technology. It seems to be common that change management is confused with or mislabeled as communications. The needs differ because the disciplines differ. Let’s take a closer look…
In today’s world of technology and globalization, change is inevitable. Your organization cannot function the same as it did 20 years, 10 years ago…and maybe not even 5 years ago anymore. What if Apple continued to stay in the computer business, and did not expand into smartphones? What if Facebook did not realize the additional […]
If I had a nickel for how many times I have been asked these questions by a client (even ones that hired me to do change management for them!) then I would be rich. But, I would practically be a millionaire if we added a nickel for how many fellow consultants have asked me the […]