In a recent tutorial, Prosci proposed some models for organising a change team with a project team. They came up with four models described below. I think they missed the most important model. Read through the article and see if you agree with me.
Is Managing Change the same as Project Management?
A recent tutorial from Prosci identifies three critical areas of activity needed for change success. The model is both simple and elegant. However, it opens the question about where should change management professionals go for their support. The three areas are: project management; sponsorship; and change management. Not only does each activity have to work well, they have to work well together for change success. The schism between the three areas is becoming more evident as change failure continues, see how the model can help.
Recent data reported by Prosci show that both the amount of change expected by organisations and the number of organisations saturated by change have increased. This is a gloomy outlook given the problems most organisations have in doing change. Lets put these three ideas together and see what can be done.
Its the stakeholders that decide if a change is a success or failure. No matter how hard the change team plan a change, nor how creatively the team designs a change; if the stakeholders don’t buy in the change will not happen. Prosci are collecting data for their next research survey of organisations. To promote the research they have released a few facts from their previous research survey in 2011. The facts can be characterised in two areas:
- Dealing with stakeholders
- The problems of doing change management
This blog explores the stakeholders and their importance identified by the research.
Prosci and the Change Management Learning Center have released the second free webinar series for 2013. This special six-part series includes a selection of webinars that we feel you may find of interest.
The webinars are run from the east coast in the US so they happen from 4pm to 5:30pm here in the UK and provide some real insight from their research.
The special six-part series includes the following topics click to read on