Organizational Project Management Is a Strategic Capability

The only thing for certain is change. When investing in a project execution infrastructure, it is important to build that capability to support change. The capability itself needs to be adaptable and can be tailored. This post looks at what Organizational Project Management is, and how it can become a strategic capability for the right … Read more

What’s Needed in an Organizational Change Management Model?

This post looks at how you can leverage what you need from 10 different organizational change management models to effect change. The Change Life Cycle Framework is covered for the first time among of these frameworks in this blog. It imports pieces from the other models and provides a framework for building a strategic agility … Read more

Nudge Theory and Cognitive Bias for Change Management

‘Nudging’ is a technique that can drastically improve results. This post bridges the gap between the theory and practice. It looks at what Nudge Theory and Cognitive Bias are, and how you can leverage them for better performance in strategy and project management. What Is Nudge Theory? ‘Nudging’ has been around for a long time … Read more

Maurer 3 Levels of Resistance & Strategic Project Management

Rick Mauer has developed a simple and common sense framework for dealing with resistance to change. It is profound in its simplicity – and can really make an impact on how you manage resistance through the change process. This post outlines what the 3 levels of resistance are, how you can approach people at each … Read more

Strategy, PM, W. Edwards Deming and the PDCA Cycle

The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle, developed by W. Edwards Deming, provides a simple and effective means to create a virtuous cycle in an organization. It can help you to structure initiatives to solve problems and seize opportunities. This post looks at what the PDCA cycle is, dives into the specifics of the four steps, looks at … Read more

Strategic PM and the William Bridges Transitions Model

Among many models of the change process, none embrace the process of Transition like the William Bridges Transition Model. This post explores the nuances of the Bridges Transition Model, dives into the uniqueness of each piece, and identifies at how strategists and project managers can leverage it. What Is the William Bridges Transitions Model? The … Read more

Strategic PM and the Kurt Lewin Change Management Model

Kurt Lewin’s Change Management Model is known for its simplicity. It breaks an organizational change process down into three basic steps. This post examines the details of the three steps, offers come comparisons with other change models and frameworks, looks at strengths and weaknesses of the Lewin approach, and identifies insights for application by strategists … Read more

Managing Change Using the Kubler-Ross Change Model

The Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Change Curve has come to be widely accepted as a model for the stages of change. It provides a useful perspective that is helpful in identifying where people are on their change journey. This post explains the Kubler-Ross Change Model, explores its foundation, identifies strengths of the model, and identifies how strategists … Read more

The John Kotter Change Management Model for Strategic PM’s

John Kotter’s 8 step Change Management Model is a strong framework that has been used to implement change in many organizations. This post examines the model, its advantages and disadvantages, and its value to strategists and project managers. What Is the John Kotter Change Management Model? John Kotter, a change management expert and Harvard Business … Read more

A Strategic PM’s Guide to the Satir Model for Change

The Satir Model for Change provides a very personalized approach to the stages that we as individuals, teams, and even organizations pass through during times of change.  This post examines what the Satir Change Model is, how it is an important consideration for strategy, and how project managers can leverage it to provide leadership. What … Read more