. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .
11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM
101 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507
Join PMI Bluegrass at DeSha’s in Lexington, KY Thursday, April 26th for lunch. Bud Ratliff will be presenting Increasing Project Success through Managing Change
Thursday April 26, 2012, networking at 11:30 AM; Presentation at noon
DeSha’s Lexington, KY
Bud Ratliff (PMP®, MCSE, MCTS), Principal partner in The Solarity Group
Increasing Project Success through Managing Change
Joan Scott observed that “those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.” As Project Managers, our purpose is to help usher in change to organizations. All too often, we can be surprised that a well-planned project can be considered unsuccessful by some, even though it came in on time, under budget, and met all specifications.
In this month’s session Bud Ratliff will share one approach to managing change that is easy to remember and to apply to projects and in one’s own personal life so that, as Denis Waitley said, you can “welcome change as the rule, but not your ruler.”
In every project, there are pockets of resistance amongst the people who will need to change, which can manifest in active or passive resistance, from active attacks to passive neglect (such as the apparent support of an initiative that isn’t backed up through action or resources).
More awareness of the need for managing “the people side of change” is emerging through formal studies, talks, and methodologies. According to the 2012 Best Practices in Change Management study published by Prosci, Inc., the five most common obstacles to managing change (paraphrased) include:
• Ineffective support from senior leaders
• Lack of sufficient resources applied to focus on the people affected by the change
• Resistance to change from those who must change, driven by everything from fear to power to inability to apathy.
• Resistance from the drivers of the business, middle management.
• Lack of effective communication
In this talk, you will learn key methods, backed by research, to overcome such obstacles, manage the change process and therefore increase project success and acceptance.
Bud Ratliff (PMP®, MCSE, MCTS) is the principal partner in The Solarity Group, a project and change management training and consulting firm (www.solarity.com). Bud developed the Project Management line of business, a range of Project Management courses for corporations and government agencies, and consults on projects, large and small. For his work in helping the Project Management community, Microsoft selected Bud as one of their Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) in Microsoft Project in 2007, 2008, and 2009; he is one of less than 30 people internationally who hold that distinction.
He has an extensive background as a Systems Engineer, working with large infrastructures, and his training and experience as a Project Manager gives him the unique ability to understand the processes and technology required to implement successful projects. Bud has delivered many Project Management practitioner and certification classes, and trained Microsoft Partners across the United States, Mexico, and Brazil on how to envision, plan, implement, and manage Enterprise Project Management solutions.
An author of several books for Microsoft Press, Bud is also passionate about making a difference in his community, and is co-founder of the Lexington Microsoft Users Group (www.lexmug.com), served as a past-President of the Bluegrass PMI Chapter board, is a Leadership Lexington alumnus and often speaks in the community about project management, technology and business.
Networking at 11:30 AM
Buffet opens at 11:45 AM
Program begins at noon.
$15.00 PMI Chapter members pre-registration
$17.00 PMI Chapter members at the door.
$18.00 Non-members pre-registration
$22.00 Non-members at the door
Cash or check only at the door.
Register here: http://www.pmibluegrass.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=125&Itemid=25&year=2012&month=04&day=26&title=april-2012-chapter-luncheon-meeting-lexington&uid=a4741d9d03250f916ec95a28158f0af3
DeSha's meeting room.