Organization Change Theory

Change-management theories abound. Much of the literature starts with the reasons change attempts fail. Failure means that planned change does not achieve some desired goal. Change goes on in all organizations. It just isn't the change wanted by the book authors or the people they asked. The theories rarely agree on the reasons changes fail to achieve the goal. This should give us pause to suspect that the authors are missing a deeper systemic cause.

People approach process change with caution. The record of successful change is not good. Murray Dalziel and Stephen Schoonover [2] note, "Technocratic leaders, on the other hand, focus exclusively on outcomes without considering the concerns of employees who must implement and sustain change." Many project managers are technocratic leaders (myself included) and, therefore, are subject to this blind spot. Dalziel and Schoonover further note, "This perspective frequently results in short-term gains, unforeseen pitfalls, and long-term resentments."

The technical aspects of CCPM are not challenging to any organization with basic project-management capability. Many organizations with rudimentary project-management capability have been able to use critical-chain implementation as the focus to improve overall project success. CCPM is not so much an advanced project-management method as it is a better and different method.

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