Change Management for Projects

Adriana Girdler

All the basics you need to know about change management in projects! When you’re approaching change management for the first time, you might feel like …

All the basics you need to know about change management in projects!

When you’re approaching change management for the first time, you might feel like you don’t know how to handle it.

It’s important to understand change management – and how to implement it in your project successfully – because projects institute some form of change, and there’s an end user who will be receiving that change.

So, change management MUST be incorporated into your project plan – no matter what, for ALL projects!

Definition of Change Management

Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip, and support people to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational/project success and outcomes.

Preparing for Change

The first step of any change management process is understanding the change.

You need to know:

  • What is changing
  • Why it’s changing
  • How you want to see the change come together

You’ll want to also do a stakeholder analysis of everyone being impacted by the change around how these changes will be impacting them, because you may need to put together a different approach for different stakeholders.

Once you do all this background work, you’ll be well set up for successful change management.

The 3-Step process to follow for successful Change Management

If you’re new to change management, make sure you head over to YouTube to watch the video I just released on the 3-step process that will set you up for success when it comes to change management.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every tool you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to use them.

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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