Managing Projects and Change
A good understanding of change and project management techniques is essential for all managers
The increasing importance placed on managing change and innovation means added complexity for most managers. Today’s managers need to understand the essentials of change management, then often become far more involved in the projects needed to implement changes.
Effective change, continuous improvement and organisational development all require project management skills. Yet how many general or operational managers feel totally happy when initiating or managing projects, either directly or through delegation? Especially when the burden of project management is added to the day job!
An understanding of project management guidelines is becoming increasingly important for today’s managers. Managing projects effectively: delivering outcomes on-time; on budget; and to quality standards, arguably requires specialist skills. All but the most straightforward projects were once considered the responsibility of specialists, managed either by in-house teams, or by external consultants.
No site dedicated to the happy manager would be complete without guidance on both project management basics and how to mange change. Scroll down to find our articles, information and practical tips both on this site and beyond. Pages on this site are intended to support non-specialists charged with projects to manage.
Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull – Dr. Dennis O’Grady