The Skeletons in Your Closet…What Your Past Implementation History Indicates for Your Future

by Don Harrison on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

In a perfect world, all your past project implementations will have gone exceedingly well, and the lessons learned from them would all be constructive and positive. Effective strategies from the past would then be reviewed and systematically applied to the present. 

Building Readiness For a Technology Implementation

by Don Harrison on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:18 PM

Field research over the last thirty years indicates approximately 70% of major systems installations fail to achieve on time and on budget the benefits they promised their organizations. In over 85% of those failures technological integrity is not the issue. Ultimately, whether timely or not, the technology will do what it is supposed to do. The problem lies not in the quality and elegance of the technical solution, but rather in the process of integrating the human beings with the technology, by gaining acceptance and building commitment to its optimal utilization. 

Understanding the Role of Sponsors in a Project Implementation

by Don Harrison on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 @ 10:29 AM

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…Sponsorship is the single most important factor in a fast and successful implementation. But what exactly is Sponsorship? And why is it so important?

Leading People Through Business Changes: The AIM Methodology Explained

by Don Harrison on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 10:53 AM

Business changes come in all sizes. Some are limited to a few small, procedural modifications while others will completely transform your organization. But no matter what size change you are working on, employing a structured change management methodology is key if you want to ensure return on investment. 

The Top Ten Things That WILL NOT Transform Your Organization

by Don Harrison on Wed, Sep 04, 2019 @ 01:08 PM

Let’s get real. If you are working on a transformational change are you doing more with less or doing different things differently? Are you looking for incremental change or transformational change? It’s your choice, but if you say the latter and deliver the former (or nothing at all) you are going to pay a heavy price in your organization. 

10 Buzzwords You Need to Strike from Your Vocabulary When Talking to Sponsors

by Don Harrison on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 @ 01:30 PM

I have a little secret to tell you. If you are a Change Agent it is probably something you don’t want to hear, but I’m going to let you in anyway. Ready? Here it is… your Sponsors don’t care about change management. 

Getting to Launch of a Project is Critical… But, It’s Not Enough!

by Don Harrison on Wed, Aug 07, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

If you are currently working on a business change whether is it transformational in scope or a small procedural modification, chances are you are extremely focused on getting to the “go-live” date. Most likely, there are strategies in place and resources dedicated to ensuring the project is going to be on time, on budget and to scope. In other words, once the project is launched you can check the box that it is complete and move on to the next change, right? WRONG! 

A Few Real-Life Examples of Resistance to Change with Tips on How to Manage Them

by Don Harrison on Wed, Jul 24, 2019 @ 10:40 AM

In my 40+ years of Change Management Consulting, I’ve seen a lot of resistance to change. In fact, I’d be surprised if someone could come up with an example of resistance I haven’t experienced! To many of my clients, resistance is one of the most frustrating aspects of implementing a business change. But, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be. 

Innovation Without Implementation Leads Nowhere

by Don Harrison on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 11:24 AM

We all know a culture of innovation can make a company wildly successful. But the growing challenge innovative organizations face is how to ensure enough attention is being paid to how to implement all the fabulous ideas they come up with! 

What to Look for When Choosing a Change Management Training Program

by Don Harrison on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

I recently did a quick google search on the words “Change Management Training” and was shocked to see the number of options that came up. The marketplace is, in fact, filled with countless choices. There were even sites that filtered the options for you. Find the right change management training now!