Assignment 1: Change Management For many companies

Aug 23rd, 2016
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MGT240 A01 M5:A:1 Change Management ​ For many companies, change is a constant thing. A company that can smoothly navigate organization change is one that is more nimble and better able to meet market demands for products. In this assignment, you will develop a change management plan that is similar to what a business today might use to implement change. Assume you are the supervisor of a product development team that designs cell phone applications for your company’s newest cell phone. Unfortunately, this model has not been performing well in the market and your company has decided to discontinue production. Your team is being asked to discontinue their current operations and move to the design and development of applications for a new smart phone. This will require new skills and experience that some of your team members do not possess. In addition, management has asked for a shortened timeline meaning your team will have to put in considerable overtime hours. You are to develo

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Running head: CHANGE MANAGEMENT PLANCHANGE MANAGEMENT PLANName:Institution:1CHANGE MANAGEMENT PLAN2CHANGE MANAGEMENT PLANIntroductionA change management plan is management system plan that helps in defining theactivities and roles to manage and control the process of change during the execution and thecontrol stage of the project. Changes in a company are majorly imposed during crisis when acompany or an organization needs to review its work plan to be able to improve on its resourceswith the aim of improving its marketability. For any successful change to be incorporated in acompany, it is necessary that the company management conduct a measure of the degree ofchange the company is yet to engage in to be able to allocate the adequately needed resources.Change management can be measured against the project baseline, this is a detailed descriptionof the project scope, budget, schedule and plans to manage quality, risks and the issues engagedin the plan. In the case of any intention of a company planning to initiate a change, it is alwaysnecessary that a change management plan is out in place. The change management plan shallhelp to control the effects of changes during the execution and control stage, this shall help inavoiding poor quality, overrun in the cost schedule and incoherent scope.In the case of a discontinuation and a group being tasked with a new role in the companythat requires new skills, it is very evident that the existing employe

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