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Want project success? Don’t leave change to chance!

As explained in this blog, the structure of technology projects can be explained using this diagram.

The left-hand side is focused on delivering the solution and the right-hand side is focused on implementing it.

The overlap is the joint project team, with responsibility for ensuring that both things happen.

The left-hand side is the realm of project management and the right, change management.

So, the first thing you need to do if you want your project to be a success is to make sure that you do actually do something about the right-hand side of this diagram and

Don’t leave change to chance

Change management is the line in the consultancy proposal that tends to be the first thing to get deleted and often any change management activity disappears from the joint project plan completely. This is generally down to one or more of the following reasons

  • The cost of change management pushes the project out of the ‘doable’ range into