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Five Best Practices PMOs Can Use to Effectively Support Organizational Change

Published: 14 September 2017

ID: G00301948

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen


The fast pace of change requires program and portfolio management leaders to escape the traditional confines of "technical PM" and start integrating OCM practices into project and program management. Failure to do so results in low acceptance and resistance to change, and erodes benefit realization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Perform a Stakeholder Impact Assessment Early to Identify and Address Concerns
  • Understand the Magnitude of Change and Align Your Resources Accordingly
  • Communicate Repeatedly and Frequently to Ensure Project Objectives and Benefits Are Well-Understood
  • Integrate OCM Activities Into Your Project Management Life Cycle
  • Form a Coalition of Change Champions to Accelerate Stakeholder Buy-In
  • Conclusion

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