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Projects are how change is brought about within organizations. For many projects (e.g. the launch of a new product, a change in internal processes, changing to a hybrid work environment) project success (and value) are achieved only once the changes resulting from the project have been adopted.
Change Management is often viewed as being a separate discipline to that of project management, often called as part of the project roll-out. This is why the time and cost required to training staff on how to use a new software system is often only considered once the software has been developed. It is also why we often fail to identify other key processes that may be impacted by the project, and why key stakeholders may resist making the required changes.
This 1-day course addresses the enabling of change adoption through the effective integration of change management activities throughout the project. Rather than treating change management as a separate entity, change management activities are integrated within the overall project management processes.
Well known change management models such as ADKAR and Kotter are introduced during the course and course participants are encouraged to adapt and scale their change management approach based on the culture of the organization and the magnitude and complexity of the changes.
The course is applicable whether you are using a predictive, adaptive or hybrid project management approach to manage your projects.
Benefits of this more integrated approach include providing earlier and more cost-effective opportunities to adapt project outcomes to those that will encourage widespread, and earlier, change adoption and sustainment to takes place. This, in turn, results in greater project success and overall value.
Learning, during both in-person and live-virtual sessions takes place through a combination of discussion and the application of learned techniques through hands‐on group exercises that revolve around a realistic project scenario.
Who Should Attend
- Program Managers
- Portfolio Managers
- Project Managers
- Change Managers
- Delivery Leads
- Project Leads
- Product Owners
- PDF course workbook
- PDF of interactive group course exercise results (for virtual sessions)
- Related tools and templates
- PDF Certificate of completion
After this workshop participants will be able to…
- Identify projects for which change adoption is required to achieve project objectives
- Integrate change enablement strategies into projects and project management approach
- Identify key change management models and understand their similarities and differences
- Apply specific change management techniques to encourage change enablement and the realization of project value
Participants of this workshop should have formal training in project management fundamentals. We recommend:
- Project Management Essentials: Part 1 – the Fundamentals (or similar workshop)