Change Management

Change management is one end of a spectrum of skills that businesses need to introduce change organizations successfully. This end of the spectrum focuses on methods by which changes to the project like changing the scope deliverables timescales or resources are formally defined, evaluated, and approved before implementation. Once the project baselines are formed and approved, the changes should be handled through the change management process. The changes are in different phases, and each requires the attention of organizational leadership.

Change management phases

The first phase of change management begins with submitting change requests to the relevant stakeholders. Stakeholders then analyze whether the change is required. If they think it is required, then that change request (CR) is raised and logged into the change management system. Whether the changes are implemented or not, they must be logged into the change management system.

Any stakeholder involved in the project can raise the CR in subsequent phases. This phase is then submitted after a responsible stakeholder has reviewed CR. The reviewer can be a project manager, sponsor, or change control board. During the review, the assessor looks for alternatives and sees whether the change is required. If required, then the impact on the project constraints like scope time and costs is analyzed.

Generally, the project team analyses the impact initially before submitting the proposal to the change control board. The next phase is the approval stage. In this phase, the decision is made by the change control board. The idea can either be approved or rejected. Any of the actions is updated into a change management system. If it is approved, the project management plan is updated accordingly. In the final phase, a change request will be implemented, and the whole process approved

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.