Change Management

Author: Frank Voehl
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482214199
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Change Management: Manage Change or It Will Manage You represents a substantial core guidance effort for Change Management practitioners. Organizations currently contend with increasingly higher levels of knowledge-driven competition. Many attempt to meet the challenge by investing in expensive knowledge-driven change management systems. Such systems are useless, and sometimes even harmful, for making strategic decisions because they do not distinguish between what is strategically relevant and what is not. This Management-for-Results Handbook focuses on identifying and managing the specific, critical knowledge assets that your organization needs to disrupt your competitors, including tacit experience of key employees, a deep understanding of customers’ needs, valuable patents and copyrights, shared industry practices, and customer- and supplier-generated innovations. The authors present two aspects of Change Management: (1) traditional Change Management as it impacts the project management team’s activities and (2) a suggested new approach to Change Management directed at changing the culture. The focus is to prepare the people impacted by the project and change activities to accept and adapt to the new/changed working conditions. The first half of the book deals with traditional Change Management, which covers the topics of remembering, understanding, and applying. The second half presents the authors’ new approach to changing the culture, which deals with analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

Innovative Change Management ICM

Author: H. James Harrington
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351248537
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Innovative Change Management (ICM) represents the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of one of the world’s foremost performance improvement specialists. It includes a clear and thorough explanation of the necessary critical tools for creating a system that results in a much higher percentage of your initiatives progressing to successful projects. Studies conducted by organizations such as Gartner, Ernst & Young, and Harrington Management Systems indicate that on average less than 25% of the innovative projects achieve sustained success. The American Productivity Quality Center's 2018 survey report pointed out that 88% of the organizations felt that process management discipline must be changed and 53.8% felt they must create a continuous improvement culture. Through the effective use of the ICM methodology, you can turn thousands of lost employee hours into millions of dollars in increased profit. This book unveils to the reader for the first time how ICM combines project change management, culture change management, and project management concepts to create an effective and innovative organization. These concepts combined result in homogeneous improvements in performance improvement and cultural change. The book outlines a step-by-step procedure designed to apply ICM to complex programs such as process redesign and supply chain management as well as to simpler ones such as relocation of offices. In addition, it provides field-tested change methodologies to help you systematically include change into your strategic management plan. This book shows you how to: Set the stage for ICM. Develop a new management style that encourages innovation. Develop and implement a project change management methodology to support the project management methodology. Develop a cultural change management program. How to reward and recognize the innovation activities generated by your employees. Make ICM an important part of the strategic plan. Help employees understand the career-enhancing aspects of change How to maximize your organization’s ROC (return on change). Most of the activity related to change management focuses on successfully implementing individual projects. Statistics indicate that this is not enough to keep up with today’s rapid changing innovative competition. As most profitable organizations are working diligently on increasing their innovation capabilities, this focus is requiring a completely new restructured management style and behavioral patterns that are foreign to most of today’s successful managers.

Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080489773
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The definitive work for IT professionals responsible for the management of the design, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of enterprise wide security projects. Provides specialized coverage of key project areas including Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, and Access Control Systems. The first and last word on managing IT security projects, this book provides the level of detail and content expertise required to competently handle highly complex security deployments. In most enterprises, be they corporate or governmental, these are generally the highest priority projects and the security of the entire business may depend on their success. * The first book devoted exclusively to managing IT security projects * Expert authors combine superb project management skills with in-depth coverage of highly complex security projects * By mastering the content in this book, managers will realise shorter schedules, fewer cost over runs, and successful deployments

Project Managing E Learning

Author: Maggie McVay Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135981426
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Project Managing E-learning provides an essential framework, based on the globally accepted IPECC model, for planning, designing, delivering, managing and evaluating e-learning projects successfully. It focuses on practical, easy-to-understand methods and offers applications of project management principles in the real world. Illustrated by case studies of projects undertaken in business and academia it provides a step-by-step guide and highlights where projects typically fail. Each chapter begins with a definition and conceptualisation of the process, provides examples of how the process steps may vary dependent on organization or project size and discusses the typical problems organisations face when performing steps in the project management process. Covering all of the essentials as well as cutting-edge technology, it guides designers and managers through all stages of implementing and managing a project. Selected themes include: using focus groups gaining sponsors risk management pedagogical considerations testing quality control how to know when trouble is imminent PM software systems podcasting. The practical framework and sound advice offered in Project Managing E-learning is essential reading for all those who want to successfully implement and manage high quality e-learning in both academic and corporate training settings on time and to budget.

The Organizational Master Plan Handbook

Author: H. James Harrington
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466558881
Format: PDF, ePub
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For visionary leaders, an Organizational Master Plan and associated technologies have become essential components of strategic decision making. Written for leaders, planners, consultants, and change agents, The Organizational Master Plan Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Planning and Results explains how to merge the four planning activities that compose the Organizational Master Plan to manage, improve, and maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Written by recognized leaders in applying Performance Improvement methodologies to business processes and entire organizations, this book defines the makeup and highlights the differences in the operating plan, strategic business plan, strategic improvement plan, and the organization’s business plan. It defines each and explains how to link them to reduce costs and cycle times. Describing how to use controllable factors as the foundation for constructing your Organizational Master Plan, it demonstrates how the plan fits into organizational alignment activities. Examines all the plans that should go on within an organization and details the purpose of each Unveils a novel approach for preparing a Strategic Improvement Plan Lays out a well-defined roadmap of the Organizational Master Plan process Explaining how to make the strategic planning process a part of performance plans for individuals within your organization, the text incorporates sufficient flexibility so you can adapt and revise the plans discussed according to changing business needs and marketplace opportunities. It explains how to develop a set of vision statements to define how your organization will function five years in the future as well as how to develop the strategies needed to make the required transformation a success. Praise for the Book: Harrington and Voehl present the most comprehensive and effective approach to optimizing an organization’s performance developed to date. —Tang Xiaofen, President of the Shanghai Association for Quality & President of the Shanghai Academy of Quality Management Compulsory reading for all leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness while navigating business in this risky global economy. —Acn. Shan Ruprai President APQO, National Chairman Australian Organisation for Quality, and Chairman AIBI Australia A Note from the Authors: Organizational Master Plans are tangible and often visible statements of where the organization is now, what it should be in the future and what is required to get there. While processes for developing them vary, master plans are most successful when they represent a vision that brings together the concerns of different interest groups, and their recommendations create a ground swell of business community and political support. Good Organizational Master Plans are flexible, and have involved the business leaders and other stakeholders from the outset, giving the plan a legitimate base, and a better chance to come to fruition. While circumstances vary from place to place, the decision to develop a master plan is often determined by the need to understand the current conditions of the marketplace, to generate and build stakeholder interest and participation, to create a new and common vision for the future, and/or to develop a clear and solid set of recommendations and implementation strategy. Susan Rademacher, executive director of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, had this to say about the process of developing Louisville’s Organizational Master Plan: . . .When we got started with our master plan, there were a few important things that we focused on. One was that we started with a belief in the native intelligence of this community, from 1888 forward. And we invited the public to really dream about what these parks could be, what they remembered the parks as, and we tried to change expectations in that way. Typically in the past, ...the little changes that come about in parks are politically motivated to get a big bang in the short term for the next election. And ... our parks were suffering from that. So when we invited the community to dream large, we changed the expectations and also changed the expectations of what the public sector was looking to do.

The Organizational Alignment Handbook

Author: H. James Harrington
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439877335
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the same way that a well-defined approach is needed to develop an effective strategic plan, an equally well-designed approach is needed to support the alignment of your organization's structure, management concepts, systems, processes, networks, knowledge nets, training, hiring, and reward systems. Examining top-down, bottom-up, and core planning and execution processes, The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration provides a systematic approach for establishing the infrastructure needed to support a successful transformation and make your strategic plan a reality. Bridging the gap between macro and micro approaches with a single unified theory, the book provides the understanding needed to assess the effectiveness of your organization’s current management system. It explains how to identify potential projects, introduce new practices, plan for resource allocation, and define and recommend decision governance. Identifying the capability constraints you must resolve in order for your company to thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the book explains: How the organizational master plan fits into alignment activities How strategic planning process and outcomes can be made part of the performance plan for individuals How to use controllable factors as the foundation for your master plan How to develop a set of vision statements that defines how your organization will function in the future The management skills your organization currently possesses might be effective in today’s environment, but are they the skills needed to meet strategic objectives in the future? This book outlines a step-by-step approach for achieving organization-wide alignment of processes, applications, and systems, and to ensure acceptance of the results by all stakeholders. It includes examples of organizations implementing the strategies discussed as well as a review of the activities you need to follow to minimize the time it takes to reach your performance objectives today and in the future.

How to Manage Organisational Change

Author: David E. Hussey
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749432515
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A handbook on managing organizational change. Among other things How to Manage Organizational Change considers analysis of change situations, why change may be resisted, and envisioning, energizing and enabling. It aims to help managers to prevent confrontation and deal with problems before they become insuperable.

The Effective Change Manager s Handbook

Author: Richard Smith
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749473088
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The change management profession is no longer in its infancy. Readily identifiable in organizations and in business literature it is no longer reliant on parent disciplines such as organizational development or project management. Change management is itself in a state of change and growth - the number of jobs is increasing and organizations are actively seeking to build their change management capability. The Effective Change Manager's Handbook, the official guide to the CMI Body of Knowledge, is explicitly designed to help practitioners, employers and academics define and practice change management successfully and to develop change management maturity within their organization. A single-volume learning resource covering the range of underpinning knowledge required, it includes chapters from esteemed and established thought leaders on topics ranging from benefits management, stakeholder strategy, facilitation, change readiness, project management and education and learning support. Covering the whole process from planning to implementation, it offers practical tools, techniques and models to effectively support any change initiative.

Financial Times Handbook of Management

Author: Stuart Crainer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273675846
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The state of the art The world of business never stands still. Today¿s dominant force is tomorrow¿s sideshow. Fashions change and best practice evolves. For managers one certainty endures; the more you know the higher you go. From crafting strategies to delivering results, questions of management will always be too varied, perplexing and challenging to yield a single answer. They are best explored with the help of many perspectives. The third edition of the Financial Times Handbook of Management encapsulates this world of management thinking, reflecting what matters to managers in organizations in the first decade of the new century. A compelling and comprehensive companion to management¿s big ideas, brilliant minds and better ways, the Handbook is packed with intelligent writing to bring management alive for the thinking executive. The Financial Times Handbook of Management captures the state of this indispensable, inspiring, invigorating and essential art: The thinkers: Including Igor Ansoff, Chris Argyris, Warren Bennis, James Champy W Edwards Deming, Peter Drucker; Henri Fayol, Sumantra Ghoshal, Marshall Goldsmith, Lynda Gratton, Gary Hamel, Charles Handy, Phil Hodgson and Randall White, John Kay, Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Philip Kotler, Ted Levitt, John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge, Henry Mintzberg, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Mullins, Kjell Nordström and Jonas RidderstrSle, Kenichi Ohmae, Richard Pascale, Tom Peters, Michael Porter, CK Prahalad, Edgar Schein, Hermann Simon, Jonathan Story, Don Sull, Fons Trompenaars, Bruce Tulgan, Elizabeth Weldon, Jerry Windand many more. The foundations: Strategy and competition Globalization Managing Human Resources Operations and Service Marketing Finance Organization Ideas, information and knowledge Entrepreneurship Ethics The Skills: Managing globally Leading Managing change Communicating Managing yourself and your career Making it happen Developing and learning

The Handbook of Project Management

Author: Trevor L. Young
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749449841
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by an experienced practitioner, The Handbook of Project Management will be particularly useful for those starting a new project, wishing to acquire new skills, or training others in project managment skills. It is written specifically to help project managers improve their performance using tried and tested techniques. Packed with concepts and processes, tools and presentation materials, this comprehensive handbook will assist anyone responsible for converting strategy into reality. The package comprises a book plus free CD-ROM containing a collection of tools, templates, and procedures which support the methodology used in the book.