Changes can come at an organization in a fast and furious
way that forces change practitioners to be fast and furious with their planning. When this happens, it’s easy to get ahead of
yourself and just start developing a list of things you need to do, but your
list is just a guess unless you take the time to get to know your audience and
what is in it for them.
Stakeholder analysis is one of the most important tools in a
change practitioner’s toolkit. I spend
more time on this part of the process than most of my colleagues because I find
having a thorough stakeholder analysis in my pocket helps build a much more
solid change strategy.
Learned a project management tool or a change management tool? The answer
is: both. Especially when collected periodically, rather than just at the
end of a project.
primary tool for evaluating the successes and shortcomings of a project,
Lessons Learned are traditionally categorized under project management – a
categorization that makes a lot of sense. Project management tends to be about
managing the tasks and processes around a project so that the product comes in
on time, on budget and meets all the requirements. Lessons Learned helps
identify improvements that can be made, kicks off improvement processes and
documents them so that future projects can benefit. This is project