Our World is constantly changing at an ever-increasing pace. Change arrives in numerous forms; planned versus unplanned, disruptive vs adaptive, and with different grades and intensities. Consequently, it is met with various states of readiness; ‘crisis mode’, risk-managed planning, and organic growth are some examples. In this maelstrom of change it is therefore impossible to predict how everything will be organised and planned in the future.
Perhaps nothing illustrates disruptive change more clearly than the COVID pandemic. Similarly, nothing demonstrates better our response to this change than how as humans we adapted to it. The creation of a safe and effective COVID vaccine in a fraction of a typical development process has been described as nothing short of miraculous. Consider also that this amazing achievement was repeated several times in parallel as well as the creation of new antivirals. Human agility won through in the face of adversity due to both our ingenuity as well as an incredible army of researchers, experts, regulatory authorities, legislators, banks and investors, …. Alongside them stood passionate project and change managers who co-developed and operationalised ambitious plans to make it happen.
What better reason to pay homage to our ability as project managers and leaders to make change happen than our PM Fair. Please join us in an exploration and celebration of Change Management!