a2B Change Management Framework (a2BCMF) Step #4: Develop Detailed Change Plan


4th Critical Organisational Change Implementation Step - Plan Phase

Develop Detailed Change Plan:
This step is about producing a project change plan which should reflect the overall complexity of the change effort and include all the a2BCMFsteps. It should identify all the key activities that are required to deliver the organisation’s change objectives and strategy

“Change management is a process that must be planned so it follows a structured approach, transiting the organisation from the current ‘a’ state to the future improved ‘B’ state, aligning employees, processes and systems to achieve adoption and benefits realisation”

Business Benefits: The detailed PCP should be used to drive benefits realisation with a special focus on delivery, transition and sustainment. The plan should also drive all of the associated activities, milestones and interconnections to deliver adoption and successful change.

“Too many leaders try to install change into their organisation like how they would build flat-pack furniture. No plan is followed, some parts are left out and then they wonder why it does not function”

Business Objective:
The purpose of developing a detailed change plan is to produce a PCP by documenting the actions, timelines, milestones and resources needed to deliver the successful programme or project. The PCP can then be used to deliver the change.

The a2B Change Management Framework (a2BCMF) is a structured and disciplined approach to support organisations, leadership teams and individuals going through a change, the transition from the current ‘a’ state to the improved future ‘B’ state. The a2BCMF has three phases and ten key process steps. Each phase provides change strategies, principles, analysis and tactics to move from one phase to the next.

The framework is based on over thirty years of international change experience and brings together leading practice in change, people and programme management. The structured programme approach, processes, techniques and tools focus on overcoming the failures of previous change by incorporating ten key steps and success elements for achieving organisational change. It supports strategic change implementation in terms of context, content and process. The framework is a comprehensive management model that allows executives, managers and change practitioners to successfully deliver and achieve organisational change. It requires a holistic approach and some steps can be performed simultaneously.

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By Peter F Gallagher

Keywords: Leadership, Change Management, Business Strategy

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