New Book Integrates Project Management and Change Management to Dramatically Increase Total Project Success

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In “The Next Evolution – Enhancing and Unifying Project and Change Management,” senior business pro Thomas L. Jarocki offers a unique approach that has companies rethinking how best to make their business, IT and other organizational initiatives more successful.

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'The Next Evolution' is quickly becoming the definitive guide for how project management and change management work together.

For years, business, IT and other project leaders often struggled at trying to ensure that their organizational initiatives were not only deftly planned and executed, but that project outputs were adopted by the organization and utilized to create business value. To achieve this, initiatives were often divided between the technical side (project management) and the more people-focused change management side. Unfortunately, this disjointed and often convoluted approach to achieving complete success only further contributed to disappointing business outcomes.

In "The Next Evolution - Enhancing and Unifying Project and Change Management: The Emergence One Method for Total Project Success," Thomas L. Jarocki has thoroughly explored the relationship between the project management and change management disciplines. He also examines the tension that frequently exists between technically-focused project managers and the more people-focused change management professionals before going on to provide a fully integrated, comprehensive solution for unifying these two critical disciplines.

This 326 page book is divided in two parts. Part One, "The Next Evolution," discusses how most project and change management methodologies are hampered by outdated assumptions, legacy inherited deficiencies and narrow perceptions regarding scope. It also details why well-meaning attempts at integrating these two disciplines quickly become disjointed and frustratingly ineffective. It concludes by explaining why a unifying methodology is required if total project success is to be achieved.

In Part Two, "The Emergence One Method for Total Project Success," the complete, step-by-step, Emergence One project life cycle methodology is presented. The Emergence One Method merges the most effective tools, techniques and perspectives from both the project management and change management disciplines into one sequential set of activities. With this valuable reference guide, project professionals now have a single, comprehensive approach that applies as much structure and rigor to managing the critical human, political and organizational change factors as it does to traditional project tasks.

About the Book: "The Next Evolution – Enhancing and Unifying Project and Change Management: The Emergence One Method for Total Project Success" by Thomas Luke Jarocki, Brown and Williams Publishing, Princeton, NJ, June 2011, hardcover, 326pp, ISBN: 978-0983667803.

About the Author: Thomas Luke Jarocki is an accomplished project manager and change leadership professional who has logged nearly 25,000 hours working major business initiatives in the US, Latin America and Europe. Since 2001, he has been the Managing Director of Emergence One International, a Silicon Valley based consulting and training firm. He has a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Columbia University and is a member of the Project Management Institute.

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