Title: 7 Change Management Strategies to Transform Your Projects
Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Change management is the application of a structured process and set of tools
for leading the people side of change to achieve a desired outcome.
And in today’s fast-paced world, every organization can benefit from a better
way to manage change.
Leading corporations, governmental entities, institutions, and non-profits
are adopting change management as an organizational and leadership competency,
viewing it as a competitive advantage in our ever-changing business world.
When change management is done well, people feel engaged in the change process
and work collectively towards a common objective, realizing benefits, and
Yet it’s been almost 10 years since “Why Transformation Efforts Fail” was
published by Harvard Business School professor and New York Times best-selling
author, John Kotter. And although his suggestions for how to improve
the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of major corporate change
programs remains essentially unchanged - it still hovers at 30%.
Change management increases the success of transformations and project initiatives
by applying a structured framework of methods, tools, and processes managing
the change from a current state to a future state. This presentation
will focus on the top 7 change management strategies that will transform
your projects. These strategies and tools have been proven and ‘stress’
tested across a variety of projects to include (but not limited to):
This presentation will provide you an overview of:
- Post merger and/or acquisition integration
- Business process analysis and redesign
- Outsourcing and/or shared services
- Technology implementation
- Operating model / Organization design & restructuring.
Deepak Lalwani has been working as a change management and business transformation
professional for 15 years. His experience includes working as a management
consultant at Accenture as part of their Talent & Organization Performance
practice. He also worked at Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group,
a mid-sized management & technology consultancy voted Top 10 Best Places
to Work for in 2014 by Consulting Magazine. His work included creating
the People & Organizational Change practice during his time there.
- Where to start, and how to answer stakeholder questions
and concerns about your change management strategy
- How to frame and drive change management as a project manager
- Key change management strategies and tools
- Change management in the marketplace
- What skills and capabilities you need to be a strong change
Prior to that, he’s worked as an internal consultant and manager at Fortune
500 companies including National Grid and Anthem (WellPoint – Empire BlueCross
BlueShield). His clients have included Mondelez International, Pfizer,
MasterCard, JPMorgan Chase, American Express, the Hartford Financial Group,
Barclays Capital (Lehman Brothers), EMC, the US Army, AllianceBernstein,
the New York City Housing Authority, Interfaith Neighbors, CIBC World Markets,
Deutsche Bank, MetLife, and Avon Products. He’s also the founder and
host of an Information Technology - Small Medium Business ‘meetup’ called
As for his educational background, he graduated with a Masters degree specializing
in Organizational Change from Columbia University. He’s also taught
Management at New York University (NYU).
None this month.
Career Networking LCI:
Topic: Open Networking
Get acquainted with your fellow PMs and spend time practicing
your networking skills! Develop contacts, let others know what you are looking
for, and how they can perhaps help. And find some way to help someone else
- share contact info and follow up with them after the meeting.
Topic: Interactive Session: Current Topics on PMO
The PMI NJ PMO LCI will host its Interactive Session facilitated
by the core PMO LCI team. It will be a session where participants will have
an opportunity to discuss current topics on PMOs. We look forward to your
active participation and welcome your input to make this informal discussion
session useful to you and fellow LCI members.