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Once a change management project is underway, it is important to monitor the progress of the project, make changes as necessary and prepare the organization for the outcome of the change. Discuss the role of the leader in the change process, the different responsibilities that leaders and HR managers have in a change project and tactics the organization can use to ensure the success of a change process.

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Leaders play a very major role in the change process in an organization. Leaders set the direction for the new change in the organization and lead the employees towards such change by overcoming their resistance and fear. Leaders use their experience, charisma and knowledge to resolve the apprehensions, concerns and fear about the change among the employees and motivate the employees to embrace the change with full enthusiasm and confidence. Effective leaders set the tone for the change by leading from the front and setting examples in front of the employees. Further, they engage in effective communication with the employees to instill ...

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Discusses the role of the leader in the change process.

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Assistance #1

List the skills that will enable the project manager to most effectively manage change. As companies recognize the synergistic results of integrating processes, project management is typically integrated with which six management components? How does this integration create an environment for excellence?

1. Describe the nine components of the planning phase.
2. Explain the following Deming quote, "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."

Provide the general specifications and requirements for a project information management system that will facilitate project control and enable change management.

Issues:

How can you create an environment that enables employees to adapt to the inevitable changes that will occur on your project? What tools can you provide to your employees to facilitate their adaptation?

Assistance #2
Explain how the project manager gathers information that is useful for developing and managing project scope.

Using your selected project, develop your preliminary work breakdown structure. Use Microsoft Project or other tool as
appropriate to complete the assignment.

Issues:

Provide a synopsis of an article or an Internet piece on work breakdown structures. Please provide at least 4-6 sentences
Assistance #3
Discuss the responsibilities of the project manager in the ongoing maintenance of the project schedule.

Using the work breakdown structure for your individual project, develop your preliminary schedule. Include identification of dependencies. Use Microsoft Project or other tools as appropriate to complete the assignment.

Identify the key problem/constraint you feel will be most likely to impact the schedule you have developed.

Issues :
1. How can schedule changes impact the scope, resource allocation, and duration of the project?
2. What types of reporting of schedule changes will be required to control the total project?
3. When should you use resource leveling?
4. How can you best present your schedule to your stakeholders?

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