Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2002


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 545/645


Organizational change -- Management, Project management -- Methodology, Technology -- Management


This paper focuses on organizational change, its causes and how to deal with it in the Project management framework. We will present different types of change that can occur in the organization. Change and change management will be defined in general terms, and specific connections will be made to managing change as a project. When change occurs as a finite entity, the project life cycle can be analyzed and approached with specific project tools. An overview will be presented to emphasize specific steps and project management elements that will make the change project successful, as well as common pitfalls that should be avoided. The theory as discussed in the first section of the report will be used to analyze two cases; a merger and an internal implementation of a new software information system. We conclude that the most important aspects of successful change are the creation of tangible objectives, clear planning, continuous and engaged communication, and hands-on management of the process.


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