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  • Writer's picturePeter F Gallagher

Leadership of Change: Three Change Management Lessons Learned - Video

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

Extract from Keynote Presentation:

Scottish Programme and Project Management Group (SPPMG) - Heriot-Watt University - Edinburgh

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve identified goals and meet specific success criteria at the agreed time. When an organisation introduces a new project or programme this usually impacts their employees. Change management is the process, techniques and tools to support organisations, leadership teams and individuals going through a change transition from the current state ‘a’ to the future state ‘B’. Many programme or project implementations do not realise their intended benefits, and integrated project and change management can improve adoption and the ROI.

This session discussed ‘Three Change Management Lessons Learned’ 􏰀 The importance of Sponsorship and what it means to the leadership team 􏰀 Assessing previous Change History to avoid past mistakes 􏰀 Resistance and employee types involved

PPMG Delegate Feedback:

"Very polished performance and interesting to see the results of the areas where SPPMG varied from his national data. For me this would have benefited from a discussion about Peter’s thoughts on how to address the gaps"

"Engaged the audience and received good participation from them. Relevant to all attendees. Not over complicated – pitched at the right level. Would be good to get him to do other sessions. Great insights into the Change History Assessment"

"Excellent presentation and exactly what I needed at this moment in time"

"It would be great to have some sessions following up on the ‘deep dive’ of Peter’s data on SPPMG experiences and how we can start to bring ourselves up to the national averages"

"Great speaker; really enjoyed this session"

"Great presenter who encouraged thought and discussion throughout"

"Captured very clearly the sponsorship role – would be good for sponsors to hear as most I have worked with think their role is far less than was described"

"Good engaging style and great to have input from attendees, but it seemed to lack the clear response. Seemed a little out dated and didn’t point to how more recent on things such as agile could mitigate these issues"


Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.

Ranked #1 Change Management Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (May 2020) by Thinkers360.

Business Book Ranking: Change Management Pocket Guide - Leadership of Change® Volume 2, ranked within the top 50 Business and Technology Books (Jan 2020) from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders.



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