We talk a lot about change management in the context of projects and getting something done. This often has to do with how to deal with the inevitable change that the client or project sponsor will request, and analyzing its impact on our budgets and timelines.
Today I’d like to invite you to think about change management in a different way.
Projects, by definition, create something new and unique, and therefore are agents of change. A project changes the world in some way.
So, how is your project changing the world around it? How is your organization affected by the project? How is the industry it belongs to being impacted by your project?
Today I have change management expert Gary McGugan to talk about just that.
This is an audio podcast episode. To listen to my conversation with Gary McGugan, press the play button above this post.
Gary McGugan is the co-founder and principal of the consulting firm NEEDS Selling Solutions, a company that helps organizations plan strategically, grow their businesses, hone their negotiation skills, improve customer service, and nurture healthy company cultures.
Gary has more than 30 years of experience building new businesses on three continents in the financial services, automotive, and motorsports industries, working with companies such as GE Capital, Deutsche Bank, Suzuki Motor Company, and others.
Gary is also the co-author of the book NEEDS Selling Solutions, a published collection of practical advice to help sales professionals identify opportunities, qualify prospects, and sell more effectively.
On this episode I bring back our friend Dave Gordon, from the Practicing IT Project Manager blog.
Dave shares with us his curated list of the “must read” articles related to project management that have been published in the last week or so.
If you don’t have time to read the entire internet, check out his list for this week by listening to this episode.
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