The difference between Change Management and Management of Change

Many Enterprise Asset Management professionals are struggling with the differences between Change Management and the Management of Change.  In today’s interview Ron Leonard, Principal Prosci Certified Change Management Professional from Life Cycle Engineering explains the importance for attendees at the GOMaximo User Group meeting in Houston.

The Management of Change (MOC) is very important because it focuses on the integrity of the asset and asset configuration changes.

In contrast, Change Management focuses on the people side and bringing people through the transition of change within any implementation initiative.  An example of this would be a client that has the IBM Maximo Asset Management for Oil and Gas solution and wants to expand with an implementation of Maximo Asset Management Scheduler or the Maximo Mobile suite or Maximo Everyplace.  All of these initiatives would require some Change Management to focus on the changes required for the employees to adopt the new solutions.

As Ron explains, benchmarking data indicates that when Change Management is integrated with Project Management, implementation projects have 6 times greater success.  When you include people in the process they will be more proficient in the new processes.

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