Project change management (or product adoption)

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After project execution there is a new or improved product in place – perhaps a new building, policy, process, plant or item of equipment. While the PM challenge is to create the optimum new product, the change challenge is to make most effective use of the product after its launch to produce the required outcomes and benefits. However, new products mean change and few people like change, although as I write this Britain has been hit by a massive self-imposed change as the EU referendum delivered clear backing for “Brexit”, or should the result be viewed as an escape from a failed project?

A successful change initiative requires we prepare our organisation for the change, obtain stakeholder buy-in, and engage the sponsor and functional managers to champion and support the change before, during and after product launch and during the product’s … Read More »


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