Change management is a fundamental aspect of project management - but only 27% of organizations are always using change management practices when working on projects. (Project Management Institute, Pulse of the Profession 2016)
This is a problem because when managers were asked to evaluate the reasons for their project failures they stated that the primary reason was poor change management 29% of the time. (Project Management Institute, Pulse of the Profession 2016)
One organization who has a strong understanding of the importance of chage management is Crossrail. Crossrail is a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project building a new railway for London and South East England. (http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/) At the height of its construction, Crossrail was the largest infrastructure project in the whole of Europe with hundreds of project changes occuring daily. Clearly, managing a project of this size is a huge challenge.
Luckily, Crossrail chose to implement ARES PRISM as their Enterprise Project Management Solution. With our superior change management, managing the hundreds of changes that are continually happening in the project is a breeze. You can read all about it in our newest article: Changing The Face Of London By Successfully Managing Change On Crossrail.
Crossrail is a multi-billion dollar project that is changing the face of London. This article shares how Crossrail tracks, manages, and reports on project changes in real-time to streamline overall project management and reduce delays. It delves into the development of our Advanced Change Management module and exemplifies the importance of using change management in projects.