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Four Steps to Overcoming Inertia When Seeking Application Organizational Change

Published: 03 January 2013

ID: G00235330

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle


Many application leaders ask how to begin building a case for organizational change driven internally or by business needs. IT and application development leaders should use these four steps to overcome inertia and build a logical case for application change.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Crushing Inertia of Reality


  • Overcome Inertia
    • Step 1. Define Reality, What's Wrong With It and How You Can Tell
    • Step 2. Determine Who Cares, and Why
    • Step 3. Define What Must Change
    • Step 4. Link Who Must Change, When and How
  • Whether Institutionalized or Fragmented, Overcoming Inertia Is the Same

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