Change Management Standard – A Step by Step Guide to Successful Change Process Implementations

The change process does not happen over night. It is a result of a series of consultations, rigorous planning and careful identification of the different policies and processes that need to be modified to develop a certain business strategy. There are a lot of ways on which a change process can be implemented. However, there is a certain change management standard that should be followed in order to ensure successful implementations.

Here is a step by step guide for change management standard implementation that can happen within an organization.

(1) Configuration
During this stage, there are a lot of activities involved. These are the following:
(a) Pre-implementation planning with the customer
(b) Coming up with the design for multi-track change process such as enabling work flows and life cycles.
(c) Modification of existing templates previously used to comply with the new process.
(d) Additional attributes to Problem Reporting, Change Requests and Change Notice.
(e) Solution testing

(2) Deployment in production environment

(3) Adoption
(a) Building communication overviews and designing training plans
(b) Personalized training materials such as Power point presentations and visual aids to enhance learning capabilities.
(c) Role based mentoring

(4) Training
 (a) Introduction of new process to colleagues and stakeholders
 (b) New process mentoring

(5) Actual Roll Out

This is a change management standard but it does not apply to all organizations. Change implementation process depends on how much changes were introduced and how many people and processes were impacted. When these are already identified, then it is time to develop strategies on where the implementation process starts. Proper guidance from leaders is therefore necessary during these times.