In today's business environment, organizations of all types must regularly transform to remain competitive and efficient. The costs and risks of organizational transformation can be very high and yet the importance of advance preparation for a major initiative is often neglected.
This book provides practical guidance to organizations on how to prepare for organizational transformations that really deliver the intended business results. The approach uses an "Art and Science of Transformation®" framework in which the "science" consists of formal project management techniques and tools, and the "art" comprises the more intangible or intuitive skills and attributes that are essential for managing the people-related aspects of transformation.
The crucial and interdependent roles of the Project Manager and the Executive Sponsor, the two key players in any transformation initiative, are discussed. Examples of practical tools for use in evaluating and improving an organization's readiness to undergo a successful transformation are provided. A must read for any organization preparing for a major transformation in which strategic and operational business goals must be achieved.