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Communication Cascades and the Importance of Change Management

Posted by Kevin Hollo on November 22, 2016

A Match Made in Communications Heaven

How often have we seen a robust communication strategy fail during its implementation? No matter how great the idea, how creative the approach, our best communication efforts are only as strong as their execution. A hallmark of solid execution is measurability, and the best way to create a framework for reporting the efficacy of a communications cascade is via change management.

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Topics: Change Management, Communication

Change Management with Agile isn't so Fragile

Posted by Mark Deans on June 1, 2016

I recently attended Change Management 2016, the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) annual conference held in Dallas, TX. One of the most heavily attended sessions was “Executing OCM on an Agile Project: Getting Down to the Tactical How.”

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Topics: Change Management

Business Transformation

Posted by George Armstrong on May 19, 2016

Business Transformation HOPE is not a Plan- Use OCM to ensure success.

Why do executives say employees are their most important asset yet consistently avoid investing in them with proven Organizational Change Management (OCM) practices?

OCM is often the last item included in project planning, and the first to be cut to contain costs. The truth is, the success of any program or project is tied directly to the level of OCM effort. 

Managing the people side of any project, business change, or technology implementation is not new. Project managers have managed this for decades. What is new, are the methodologies and formalized processes that streamline the people side of an event.

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Topics: Change Management

Why Projects Fail-and How to Avoid it

Posted by Pat Ferrell on December 21, 2015

Until recently, poor communication was typically cited as the number one impediment to project success, followed by lack of change management sponsorship and resistance from stakeholders.  

In recent years, however, a new challenge has emerged: A lack of good working relationships between project management and change management.

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Topics: Change Management, Leadership Development

7 steps to a Successful Business Transformation

Posted by Beth Thomas on November 12, 2015

Change can be difficult. When there is a significant change across an entire company or department, managing that change effectively is critical to the success of the initiative. It requires the support of leadership, a plan, and the time and resources necessary to see it through.

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Topics: Change Management

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