Adding Change Management to an Existing Project

Heather Stagl

In my latest Fundamentals of Influencing Change at Work course, one of the participants asked a question: How do I integrate change management into the structure of a project that’s already happening?

Guest Post: Change Management Models

Change Starts Here

The following article shares one practitioner’s journey to uncover new models and expand his change management toolkit. Change management models. I am a process guy by training, but I make my living from change management. Changing systems and processes is easy, but unless you can change people’s behaviour as well then your new process is worthless. The ADKAR® change management course by Prosci. Change Management


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Change Management: Objectives, Components and Models


What is change management? . Change management is a collective term used to describe the different approaches that are adopted in order to prepare, help and support individual employees, teams, departments and organizations to make an organizational change.

The Fourth Dimension of Change Management

Change Starts Here

Earlier this week, James Lawther shared his story of researching change management models in order to expand his toolkit beyond the initial training he had received. As a result of his search, he discovered that change management models typically cover one of three different dimensions: Process (how change happens), People (what people experience during change), and Environment (designing context to support change). The change practitioner.

The Importance of Change Management in Global ERP Implementations

IT Convergence

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Understanding Change Management: The 4 Keys to Transformation Acceleration

Apps Associates

A Change Management Strategy should be a part of every digital transformation. In this multi-part series, we dive deep into the Apps Methodology for Change Management and this service should be a part of any digital transformation initiative.

What is change management and why is it essential for digital transformation

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

“When it comes to change management, “implementation” isn’t the end—it’s just the beginning.” What is change management? Change management may be defined as a structured process that ensures that required changes are thoroughly and smoothly carried out, and that the long-term benefits of the change are realized. The “change” may be a simple process change or a major change in company strategy or policy.

Five Ingredients of a Successful Internal Change Management Program

Change Starts Here

As change becomes ubiquitous in the workplace, more organizations are developing internal change management capability to help keep the pace. Rather than leaving change implementation up to individual departments and projects, some organizations are opting for a more structured process and a standardized set of tools to help ensure success. When developing the change methodology, successful teams account for the organization’s culture. Organizational Change

The Standard for Change Management is Flawed – It’s Also a Step in the Right Direction

Change Starts Here

When the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP®) first introduced the idea of a change management standard, I was intrigued. While many of my suggestions were adopted into the current version, The Standard for Change Management© still has some major flaws: It’s too generic to be truly helpful, and yet can’t be specific because 1) they’ve (thankfully) chosen to be methodology agnostic and 2) there is no one-size-fits-all approach to change.

Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management

Change Starts Here

A recent study by the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) shows that 73% of change management professionals surveyed also have other, non-change-related job duties. I suspect for many of the respondents, the “other” job duties are really their primary job, and those who consider themselves change agents do so because they’ve realized change management is a necessary function of their primary job. Project Management.

So You Want to Be an Independent Change Management Consultant…

Change Starts Here

It seems to be a trend that after spending enough time as an internal change management practitioner that you’ll have the desire to go out on your own and become an independent consultant. I suspect that the tendency to want to escape is due in part because influencing change from the middle of an organization is at best challenging and at times a seemingly fruitless effort. Change Management is a large field with many possible avenues for adding value.

Why Change Requires More Than Training and Communication

Change Starts Here

It’s a common belief that to get people to adopt change, all you really need is training and communication. If we tell people what to do and why, and show them how to do it, that should be enough to get them to change, right? It’s a logical conclusion, but then people aren’t logical, especially when it comes to change. The following are other crucial activities that comprise change management, and what happens when you don’t do them. Clarify the Change.

Gamification, Learning and Change Management

Rapid BI

There are many people in the field of training, learning and people development, that seem to think that gamification is about “games” in the classroom. Management change gamification L&D learning and development people development It’s not (just) about the learning! It’s not. At least not in the way many people assume. It’s wider, more systematic and holistic/ integrated than that. Sure games at a transactional level [.].

Interval Training for Leaders: The Value of Confidence Bursts

Let's Grow Leaders

As a marathon runner, I believe in endurance training. Lasting change can come from running hard and long. I have also been intrigued at how it is possible to achieve similar fitness levels, in much less time, through carefully organized interval training. Communicate Vision with Energy and Big Fun bursts change change management interval interval training leader leadership oonfidence training value

Training and educational resources

Rapid BI

If you are looking for PowerPoint resources for management or leadership training or coaching then look at our powerpoint set. The post Training and educational resources appeared first on RapidBI. Business Change management Coaching download e-book education Leadership Learning Management powerpoint resources Training

Training: The Change Agent


Organizations that embark on process journey initiate rigorous training programs to ensure that everyone is trained to perform activities associated with specific roles. I have seen training programs becoming more of a “necessary evil” over a period of time. Trainers take these trainings for granted and completely lose the sight of their objectives. They conduct trainings simply because they have a budget/training process/calendar that they have to comply with.

Speak-up Culture: How to Encourage More (and Better) Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s the three managers who came before you who abused their trust, told them they weren’t hired to think, stole their idea, and then took credit for it. Change Resistors. Resisting change actually makes a lot of sense. Change always starts with desire or dissatisfaction.

9 (More) Ideas for Effective Trainings


Trainings are at the core of most knowledge-oriented organizations and often considered to be key driver of employee behaviors, and hence culture. Here are 9 (more) ideas to ensure that trainings are effective (related ideas in links below): Training is not a silver bullet. Sometimes, business leaders over emphasize on trainings when other things are not working. Often, we end up imparting detailed trainings on processes that are faulty.

When Resistance is Justified: Three Tales of Leaders Who Should Have Listened

Change Starts Here

Business history is littered with companies that missed the change boat. But what about companies that changed when they shouldn’t have? But what about the train […]. Change ManagementWe’re all familiar with the stories of Polaroid, Blockbuster Video, Borders Bookstores, Nokia. Companies try new strategies and processes all the time. Experimentation is good and leads to innovation.

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Training vs. Learning: do you want to train? Or have someone learn?

Strategy Driven

Training successfully educates only those who are predisposed to the new material. The problem isn't the value of information or the eagerness of the learner: It's a problem with both the training model itself and the way learners learn. It's a systems/change problem. For real change (like learning something new) to occur, our system must buy-in to the new or it will be automatically resisted. How We Train. Effective training must change beliefs first.

If you can’t think strategically, you may be out of a job


A new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) underscores the daunting training challenges facing organizations and employees around the world in adapting to job requirements in the workplace of the future. OECD research projects roughly one-third of jobs (32%) in the 32 countries analyzed “are likely to see significant changes in […].

Eight Elements of Change Ability

Change Starts Here

Much of the focus of change initiatives is on motivating people to change. However, even if someone wants to change, they still need to be able to do it. When people resist change, it may not be that they won’t change, but that they can’t. Your job as a change agent is not just to convince people to change, but to enable them to do it. Enabling people to change goes beyond training. People may need other resources to change.

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A Simple Way to Make Your Change Initiative Fail

Change Starts Here

Despite what you may have heard, most change initiatives do not fail. There are few change initiatives that are total failures – but it does happen. A change manager who attended a recent workshop shared the story of one such change initiative. If you want people to change, you have to cut off their ability to keep doing things the same way as before. Given the option to change or maintain the status quo, many people will stay on their current path.

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How Should CIOs Implement Robotic Process Automation?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs have an education component and their expectation setting for management is key. RPA Requires Change Management. Change is coming and it sure looks like the robots are leading the way. The robots are coming, will the CIO be ready? Image Credit: Jonathan Pearson.

Developing the developers – CPD for trainers

Rapid BI

There are in effect two primary roles in learning and development – those that plan and manage and those that deliver training or facilitate learning. Human Resources & Talent Management Change management CPD develop the developer Learning Learning & Development train the trainer Training Trainers

Four Facets of Measuring Change

Change Starts Here

It’s no coincidence that my transition to change practitioner included balanced scorecards to measure strategy execution. Even now, my work helping people influence change still includes identifying measures to track progress and increase accountability. When you start to consider how to measure change, it’s easy to get stuck. The following are the four facets of change you should measure to track the progress of your change initiative. The change.

Training vs. Learning: Do you want to train? Or have someone learn?

Strategy Driven

Training successfully educates only those who are predisposed to the new material. The problem isn’t the value of information or the eagerness of the learner: It’s a problem with both the training model itself and the way learners learn. It’s a systems/change problem. For real change (like learning something new) to occur, our system must buy-in to the new or it will be automatically resisted. A training program potentially generates obstacles, such as when.

Whose Job Is It Anyway? A Checklist for Change Initiatives

Change Starts Here

Contrary to what some might think, the task of implementing change does not lie solely with the change manager, or anyone else for that matter. Defining accountability for the many moving parts of change is a necessary – and continual – step in the change process. So then, whose job is change? Consider which of these parties would ideally be actively involved in implementing your change initiative: Change manager. Change Management

2020 leadership – 4 steps to sustainable success for organizations

Rapid BI

I have seen many discussions on HR and training forums about the needs of leaders and managers. As a result of my research recently, I have noticed that practitioners often talk about the contents of training. Employee Engagement Leadership Management Training Change management Communication sustainable talent VUCAWe cannot ignore the need for 2020 Leadership in our organizations.

How to Leverage Organizational Silos to Implement Change

Change Starts Here

When implementing change, it can seem impossible to get conflicting organizational silos to work together towards a common goal. Getting divisive groups to cooperate to implement change is a challenge. And yet, you can use the nature of silos to work in your favor during change. Find out what drives each silo, and customize your change approach to align with those values and goals. Find advocates for change and collaboration away from the power struggle.

Two Questions to Ask on a Regular Basis During Change

Change Starts Here

Several years ago, in preparation for a transformation workshop with a client’s top management team, I was designing the feedback to collect at the end of the session. The first question assesses the positive side of change. Some people are excited about the desired outcomes of the change. This is good feedback because it tells you what part of the change they’re connecting with (sometimes it’s not what you thought it would be). Change Management

What can Learning & Development learn from childrens education part 1 #hrblog #edtech #learningtechnologies

Rapid BI

BETT describes itself as being for: If you’re a Learning and Training Professional, come to Bett to discover how technology can […]. Big Data Change Management Robots Technology bett change floor walking future of work it training Learning robots technologySo what can Learning & Development learn from children’s education? Recently I attended one of Europe largest exhibitions for technology in education.

The Irresistible Change Guide is now available with more tips and templates to help you influence change at work!

Change Starts Here

for the Define Your Change webinar. when you order your Irresistible Change Guide toolkit. Two years ago, I introduced the Irresistible Change Guide  as an easy-to-use change management toolkit to help people with the essential yet often elusive components of implementing change. Since then, it’s helped scores of change agents design and influence change at work. Define Your Change webinar ($75) on September 17!

HR trends survey 2016 in just one word #hrblog #cipd #oneword

Rapid BI

Business Human Resources & Talent Management Change management gamification HR HR Survey HR Trends human resources Leadership lrndev one word orgdev survey talent management TrainingIntroduction to One Word HR Trends Survey What is the One word HR trends survey 2016? Early in 2015 we ran a simple survey among HR professionals. They were given 10 topics and asked for one word which represented there understanding or meaning for that word or phrase.

Three Ways to Avoid Making People Feel Irrelevant During Change

Change Starts Here

During the closing keynote of last week’s Association of Change Management Professionals conference in Dallas, shame and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown threw down a statement that made the audience take pause: “The #1 cause of shame at work is fear of irrelevance. The #1 cause of fear of irrelevance is change.” Besides being a morale buster, shame causes people to disengage – the exact opposite of what we want people to do during change.

HR trends survey 2016 in just one word #hrblog #cipd #oneword

Rapid BI

Business Human Resources & Talent Management Change management gamification HR HR Survey HR Trends human resources Leadership lrndev one word orgdev survey talent management TrainingIntroduction to One Word HR Trends Survey What is the One word HR trends survey 2016? Early in 2015 we ran a simple survey among HR professionals. They were given 10 topics and asked for one word which represented there understanding or meaning for that word or phrase.

The four steps to learning

Rapid BI

Management change management conscious competence jung Learning Training Training Trainers trainthetrainer unconscious competenceFour step learning ladder – a model for learning to learn. Personal learning four steps, conscious competence. The Learning Ladder describes the steps we go through when learning a new skill. Four levels or steps of learning. Unconscious incompetence – We don’t know what we don’t know.

Change Reboot: How to Recover When Your Project Gets Off to a False Start

Change Starts Here

Ever get through part or all of a change implementation and discover that it didn’t quite take? If so, it’s likely your change got off to a false start. The following example shows how you can recover with a change reboot. Along with the transition, the college had implemented an enterprise resource management system to automate many processes that had previously been done on paper, spreadsheets, or staff members’ tools of choice. Change Management

Competencies – are they dead? Or are we ignoring the true 3 core competencies?

Rapid BI

Are competencies and how HR (and managers/ professional bodies) often relate to them irrelevant in today’s business world? I was at a training workshop recently, and the trainer was talking about competencies. He was talking about the fact that the core competencies had changed […]. Competence Human Resources & Talent Management behaviour Change management competence core competencies Learning minifig Relationships skills

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills. In the field, project managers function as multidisciplinary professionals that have to draw on a variety of skills to be effective. Change Management.