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Change Management – Making Transitions Smoother and Effective!

Change is inevitable. Change Management is a process in the ITIL® V3 framework that deals with the processes, practices, and strategies adopted in order to implement changes without disrupting business operations. Changes can be either self-adopted by the organization or a part of the structure due to changes in the IT environment.

 

Importance of Change Management

IT organizations are constantly implementing changes to mold their IT infrastructure according to current trends. The basic objective of Change Management is to carefully monitor future changes and take the necessary steps to handle them so they do not disrupt business operations. Change Management is simply the process of analyzing forthcoming changes and making the required modifications to the organizational environment in order to minimize the severity of any disruptions that may be caused by the changes.

Changes that an organization makes in its products, services, and the like are known as direct changes whereas indirect changes are the factors which force organizations to make sudden changes in their workflow such as changes in consumer demand or technology. Change Management focuses on making these changes acceptable within the organization, among the stakeholders, and within the market. In addition, the Change Management process requires that changes be formally introduced and formally approved by the managing committee.

Organizations today need a flexible way of meeting the demands of their customers. Therefore, organizations require a proactive Change Management department or process that can help them meet those demands easily. Change Management educates professionals on how to adapt to changes in the IT environment and transform them into profitable changes. The risks involved in making a change to the organization have to be carefully analyzed. This is the core concept of Change Management.

What Will You Learn?

By studying Change Management, students will learn how to assess the potential risks, costs, demands, and resources available for a particular change as well as how to create and implement strategies to counteract the consequences of sudden changes that can occur. Strategic changes, structural changes, technological changes, and changes in personnel are the four major branches of Change Management that students will learn about in the Change Management module. You can study Change Management in depth in either the ITIL V3 Release, Control and Validation Capability course or the ITIL V3 Service Transition Lifecycle course at Ashford Global IT.

Enroll today with Ashford Global IT to learn how Change Management can benefit your company!

About this author:

Angel Prusinowski

Angel is a leading ITIL® instructor at Ashford Global IT.

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