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Change Management – What’s in a Name?

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Hands-up, which of you has named their project based on the technology being implemented? That simple act may have just sealed the failure of the project. Let me explain why……. by naming the project from the technology, it has just become an IT project (in the literal sense of…

How to handle your Project Sponsor getting TOO involved!

We all need engaged project sponsors, its one of the key success factors for projects. But what do you do when they are so engaged that they want to be in all of the detail, they want to be a team member, they want to be part of every decision? Do you embrace it? Or … Continue reading

The Question Every Project Team Should Answer

Many projects fail because they are launched without a clearly articulated reason why they’re being pursued. Exploring the four dimensions of a compelling “why statement” can improve a project’s chances of success. Source: The Question Every Project Team Should Answer Why Why Matters The why statement is a pivotal element in any project’s brand. Without … Continue reading

When an IT Project “Goes Red”

Declaring to your whole company that the project everyone is excited about is in trouble can be demoralizing. But it’s exactly what can turn things around, says a recent article on MIT SMR – When an IT Project “Goes Red”. They recommend: Focus on the upside of admitting a project is in trouble: You get more … Continue reading

Don’t Commit before you Define – A Two Stage approach to #ProjectManagement #CIO

Why should I read this? This presentation describes a best in class approach to managing your projects so as to avoid wild guesses or assumptions that lead to inaccurate planning, disappointment, failed prtojects and damage to the reputation of the IT Department. Approaches similar to this have been used for a number of years by companies such … Continue reading

The Vicious and Virtuous Circles of Change – #ChangeManagement

Organisational Change Management is a complex, interconnected set of events where people’s actions have a major impact upon success or failure. Common Change approaches like John Kotter’s Leading Change, Prosci’s® ADKAR® model and LaMarsh Global’s Managed Change™ all emphasise the need for strong leadership to achieve successful change. In order to try and understand some … Continue reading

Why Project Managers should care about Change Management and Change Leadership?

I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the PMI Chapters late last year on why project managers should care about Change Management. While Change Management has been around since the 1950s, it is still fairly early in its maturity curve, perhaps where project management was 20 years ago. it is however beginning to … Continue reading

IT Project Guiding Principles

Over the last 25 years I have been involved in many projects as everything from a junior analyst, to project manager, program manager and in recent years overseeing them as a senior leader. This article is a follow-on to a previous article on Success with IT Projects and tries to build on those thoughts with some … Continue reading

Change Management – What’s in a Name?

Hands-up, which of you has named their project based on the technology being implemented? That simple act may have just sealed the failure of the project. Let me explain why……. by naming the project from the technology, it has just become an IT project (in the literal sense of the phrase) and therefore the responsibility … Continue reading

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