The University of Virginia, an iconic public institution of higher education founded in 1819, faced a growing sense of change fatigue across the organization. In addition, high-priority projects weren’t achieving intended results.
UVA also faced a host of challenges related to a siloed approach to managing projects, plus varying strategies for managing change. As part of its Organizational Excellence program, the University established that it needed to elevate its organizational capacity for change.
The University identified several areas of opportunity to improve operations and project outcomes:
• Bring change management capability into the organization • Focus more on the people side of change • Manage the cumulative and collective impact of change • Integrate project management and change management • Elevate its project portfolio management initiative
Since then, the University’s Organizational Excellence program has hosted numerous onsite Prosci Change Management Certification Programs. And today, Prosci Change Practitioners manage change across the organization where it matters most. Additionally, a University Project Portfolio framework now centralizes project management, and enables strategic alignment between project management and change management.