Project manager's spotlight on change management by Claudia M. Baca

By Claudia M. Baca

A part of the recent venture Manager's highlight sequence from Sybex, this useful e-book was once created for venture managers, group leaders, and crew participants who search speedy and powerful strategies to alter administration. It highlights the severe parts of swap administration and gives transparent and concise assurance that's hugely obtainable and acceptable. by way of shining the highlight in this crucial yet usually ignored company functionality, writer Claudia Baca presents venture managers with real-world abilities that may be placed to exploit instantly on small-to-medium sized tasks.

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Execute If you arrange your project management activities in this order, you’ve set the basis for a good change management system. Have you ever been asked to take over an “already in progress” project? If you have, you probably realized fairly quickly that you either had a mess on your hands or a a perfectly planned project in the middle of its execution. When you get an in-flight project, first stop and examine what the previous project manager has accomplished. If they did not finish the planning before they began executing, or if they did not baseline prior to executing, you need TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine !

23 24 Change Management to stop the project and go back and finish those steps. Let’s examine each of these steps and why this sequence is so important to change management. Initiating The initiating process is always the first set of activities on a project. It is during this phase that the concepts of the project are usually formalized. Everything discussed in this phase is then expanded upon during the planning phase. Because this phase is all about concepts, you will not employ change management in this phase.

Setting Up for Success note Be sure to check out the other books in the Spotlight Series: Project Manager’s Spotlight on Planning, by Catherine A. Tomczyk (Sybex, 2005), and Project Manager’s Spotlight on Risk Management, by Kim Heldman (Sybex, 2005). While you are creating your project plan, also create your change management process. You’ll want to develop and document the process. You also need to communicate the change management process to your project team, client, and sponsor. Once you’ve finished planning the complete project, review what you’ve done with the project team.

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