Organizational change success in project management: A comparative analysis of two models of change

by Schech-Storz, Melissa D., D.B.A., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2013, 140 pages; 3554851


The only thing constant in life is that in order to survive, things need to change. This is the dilemma organizations face due to globalization and constantly evolving markets. Organizational change that is fundamental, sustainable, and continuous is critical to the survival, growth and effectiveness of all organizations so if an organization continues to ignore or delay the need for change, external environmental forces (technological, economic, social, regulatory, political, etc.) will dictate the nature and character of the change. Several studies have identified a correlation with factors leading to project success; however, limited research has been conducted on using a project management framework for the implementation of a change. Though numerous scholars propose theories on proven change management and project management processes, organizations continue to face alarmingly high project failure rates. To increase their likelihood of success, organizations are seeking more efficient ways to successfully incorporate and execute change. The study results suggest that leveraging change management approaches coupled with project management techniques yielded higher project success rates.

AdviserNancy Borkowski
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Sustainability
Publication Number3554851

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