Projects need change expertise. Why? Because the tides of change are continuing to rise, compelling leaders to measure the impacts as they select and prioritize projects during the business case lifecycle. 70% of all transformations fail according to research from McKinsey and Company, and evidence is mounting that the path to improvement lies in the growing field of organizational change management (OCM).
Whether companies engage change management experts or train their project managers in change management best practices, there is no way around it. Companies must consider how the number and complexity of scheduled initiatives will affect employees, their ability to do work, and ultimately the overall productivity and success of the organization.