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Change Sponsorship Best Practices: Planning Full Project Scope

By Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson November 7, 2017

All sponsors want to secure the best content solution for the issue they are solving, especially if it is at the level of an organizational breakthrough. In fact, this is the easy part of leading change. History shows us that the cause of failure is rarely that the solution was wrong; it is more often that the organization could not adapt, adopt, or integrate with it.

When determining your scope of change, think beyond defining the problem you are trying to solve and consider the implications of the change that you imagine would best serve the organization. This requires expanding your view of the solution’s requirements and its impacts on the organization and your people. What would a radically different future require? 

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How to Make Sure Your Project Scope is Setup for Success

By Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson June 26, 2017

We define scope of change for an organization as what must change—how broad and how deep in the organization—and who must make this change. A scope statement should include a clear definition of the various change initiatives within the effort as well as the people and groups that must be involved. For transformation to work, scope must attend to all the change required.

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Top Indications That the Scope of Your Change Initiative is Not Complete

By Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson January 9, 2017

One of the most important variables in leading transformational change initiatives is having an accurate scope of change—what needs to change and how big is the impact.  When change leaders can’t see all the implications of what they are asking of the organization, it is common that the scope they identify is too small or only addresses the formal content of the change and leaves out the people dynamics essential to success. Both are essential to plan, resource, and support.

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