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Making changes secrets for success by Radoslav Ivanov

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Introducing changes often comes with various challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure successful implementation and good results. We may need to deal with resistance, ensure commitment, gain support from the involved parties, motivate and coach, depending on the scope and impact of the changes.

The presentation is providing systematic approach for introducing changes and how this approach can help you to deal with the obstacles and achieve the desired results efficiently.

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About Radoslav Ivanov

Radoslav is IT specialist with 15+ years of professional experience that likes challenges and making things better. He has extensive experience in international projects and multicultural environments. He is co-author of several technology books and active contributor to the technology community.

Introducing changes often comes with various challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure successful implementation and good results. We may need to deal with resistance, ensure commitment, gain support from the involved parties, motivate and coach, depending on the scope and impact of the changes.

The presentation is providing systematic approach for introducing changes and how this approach can help you to deal with the obstacles and achieve the desired results efficiently.

For more content like this, visit IT Knowledge Bank website:
https://www.itknowledgebank.com/

Video

You can watch the recording of the presentation in our YouTube channel:

https://youtu.be/b5-VxICkyXk

About Radoslav Ivanov

Radoslav is IT specialist with 15+ years of professional experience that likes challenges and making things better. He has extensive experience in international projects and multicultural environments. He is co-author of several technology books and active contributor to the technology community.

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Making changes secrets for success by Radoslav Ivanov

  1. 1. MAKING CHANGES SECRETS FOR SUCCESS Radoslav Ivanov
  2. 2. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 2 When the wind of change blows some people build walls, other windmills Images by David Mark and Carabo Spain from Pixabay
  3. 3. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 3 We will talk about how to build the windmills Image by Pexels from Pixabay
  4. 4. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 4 In this presentation I want to share my experience For making changes easier and successful Based on real projects We will use simple but systematic approach I will focus on proven methods Applicable in most of the situations Increasing your chances for success
  5. 5. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 5 What I am going to tell you? Justifying changes and impact identification Why there is a resistance and how to make changes easier? Definition of requirements and preparation of guidelines Metrics, checks and controls How to ensure good communication? Presentation of the results
  6. 6. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 6 Secrets for success Methodological approach Identify areas for improvement Define required actions Provide support and knowhow Measure results Use mechanisms for enforcing changes Small steps every day Consistency Continues improvement
  7. 7. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 7 Why do you want to change something? How this change will make things better? Why is it necessary? What are the reasons? What are the benefits? Is it worth? What do you want to achieve? What we can loose if we don‘t change?
  8. 8. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 8 What you want to change? Identify areas for improvement Problems Needs Potential improvements / optimizations Quick wins / Pick the low hanging fruits first Big benefits High impact Lower effort Leave low priority / impact ones for the end
  9. 9. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 9 What is the change impact? What is going to change? What will not change? Who will be affected? How this will affect them? What will be the objections?
  10. 10. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 10 Why people oppose changes / Why is there a resistance? They put you out of your comfort zone Lack of knowledge There is a learning curve Fear of higher effort Fear of failure Benefits are not clear enough
  11. 11. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 11 Factors that make changes easier Love/Passion/Motivation Advantage Fun / Joy Competition Clear benefits
  12. 12. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 12 Define requirements Justify the need Why we need it? Define clear goals What we want to achieve? Choose your strategy How we are going to implement the change? Turn your strategy into actions What and how should be done? Required actions / Responsibilities Guidelines Specify expected results/deliverables - What we want to have at the end?
  13. 13. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 13 Know the people you are dealing with Who are the people involved? What do they need to know? How the changes will impact them? What is their motivation? What are their fears? What kind of groups they belong to – users, managers, partners What problems they have?
  14. 14. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 14 Guidelines Keep it simple Short guidelines (few pages) Check lists Make it easy (and people will use it) If it makes life easier Saves time and efforts Bring value Make significant improvement
  15. 15. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 15 Metrics Defects Incidents Test cases Response time Known errors Downloads
  16. 16. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 16 Checks and controls Well defined roles and responsibilities Milestones Deadlines Measuring of progress and outcomes Efficient Automated Mechanisms for control Quality controls
  17. 17. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 17 Good communication Positive attitude Honesty / Transparency Clear expectations Support and coaching Regular feedback Prize publicly Criticize privately Friendly atmosphere
  18. 18. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 18 Create a communication message set Well defined messages Consistent communication Good reasoning Clear expectations Openness Transparency Well defined outcomes Honesty Call to action – make it clear what you expect to happen
  19. 19. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 19 Present results Present results and outcomes Benefits Improvements Lessons learned Measure success Comparison between past and present How things changed Leave the numbers talking Celebrate success
  20. 20. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 20 Example – Data warehouse project Big data warehouse project Processing hundreds of gigabytes data every day Complex implementation and many dependencies Changes necessary to bring improvements Performance Quality
  21. 21. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 21 Example – justify changes Why changes were necessary? Problems with performance, quality and stability Need of major improvements to go in production What we wanted to achieve? Improve quality Optimize performance Address most common mistakes – staging, transformations, inconsistencies Start with the biggest package with many dependencies on it
  22. 22. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 22 Example – Identify the impact Change the way developers do their work Adoption of additional techniques Focus on quality and performance Affects internal developers, external consultants and business analysts There is a learning curve Higher initial effort Potential lack of knowledge
  23. 23. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 23 Example – Define requirements Goals - consistent implementation, improved maintainability, increased performance, decreased resource usage, stable execution, better quality What needs to be done? - review of artefacts, corresponding corrections, retest and feedback to analysts, identification and correction of inconsistencies How should be done? – required actions and responsibilities were clearly defined and short guidelines and check lists were provided to developers Expected results – in the guidelines was clearly stated what should be delivered Benefits – benefits were clearly stated and communicated
  24. 24. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 24 Example – Metrics, checks and controls Metrics performance, resource usage number of defects, warnings and aborts Checks automated quality checks scripts for checking of deliverables Controls daily tracking of progress and quality request corrections in case of inconsistencies
  25. 25. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 25 Example – Communication People were involved from the very beginning in the process Their feedback was used to identify the necessary changes and set the goals Expectations were clearly communicated as well as the benefits from the changes People were encouraged to support each other and ask for help if necessary Senior developers were providing couching and support Feedback was collected regularly Issues were timely addressed People were prized for their achievements Positive and friendly atmosphere was maintained
  26. 26. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 26 Example – Present results Staging times Transformation times Staging space
  27. 27. IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com Page 27 Summary on making changes Secrets for success Identify areas for improvement Define clear requirements Provide support and knowhow Measure results Use mechanisms for enforcing changes Present results Celebrate success
  28. 28. Questions and Feedback ? IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com
  29. 29. Page 29 IT Knowledge Bank IT Knowledge Bank is an organization that promotes and supports collaboration and exchange of expertise between people. Sharing Collaboration Community We encourage sharing of know-how and best practices We promote openness and collaboration We contribute to the community IT Knowledge Bank www.itknowledgebank.com

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