the future state. True implementation helps an organization actually achieve the benefits it expected from the project, and it goes far beyond installation. It needs a critical mass of people to be committed to the change involved, to learn new behaviors and to sustain them willingly. I don’t think project management and change management are the same approach and management style. Project management depends on strong skills in analysis, planning and organization, and rigorous attention to the detail and processes that ensure activities are performed on schedule. Change management, however, is fundamentally about people. It’s more like a messy ‘contact sport’ that involves learning new behaviors, influencing people to change their mindset, and encouraging people to give up entrenched ways of working. However, project management methodologies offer little practical guidance in how to motivate and mobilize people to change. Most project managers will spend the majority of their time worrying about practical issues with deliverables and timelines, not the people risks of the change process. It is these people-focused skills that will determine the success of a project and ensure effective implementation, not just installation. They are essential to ensure that lasting change takes place in an organization. It’s vital for an organization to acquire these skills, either by helping project
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