What is project change management?
Project change management is defined as body of concepts, strategies and steps used to manage, control and implement “change” within a project. this applies to all elements of the project and project management process, covering the scope, vision, related procedural components. The key to effective project change management is to control the change, to identify, evaluate and adopt changes for project enhancement. This is the process to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome. this includes tools that can be utilized to help stakeholders to make successful transition.
When a change is introduced in a project, this would impact the following: –
Job roles, Organization structure, process, scope of the project, schedule, budget, quality, system, risk
Consequences of project change management:
Project Level impacts:
Costs: delayed projects, over budget, rework of the project, loss of work.
Risks: Project on hold, unavailability of resources, failed results, project abandoned.
Organizational Level Impacts
Costs: Productivity drops, Loss of appreciated employees, Reduced quality of work
Risks: Impact on clients, Impact on vendors and suppliers, confidence declines, confusion, Stress, fatigue.
Benefits of Change Management:
Better position to be ready for change.
Develops better thoughtful of the kind of change required.
considerate different features need different approaches.
Helps you contrivancea process to steer the required change.
Brings precision to why change is necessary and what would be the outcome.
obligation to work together with people.
appreciating the work done well.
carries change that results in real enhancements