*Project Managers – Technical Expertise

*Change Managers – People Expertise

*Project Managers – Design, develop and deliver a completed project by a set end date

*Change Managers – Help employees understand why the project is important and how they will be affected by it

*Proforma Safety International is here to assist your company with it’s new Project Management and Engineering Division

 

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TL;DR

  • Project managers receive a project with a goal, then make a plan and manage it from start to finish, keeping track of milestones and deadlines along the way.
  • Change managers minimize the effects that change has on an organization and determine how best to deal with the changes.
  • Project managers are skilled in the technical aspects of getting a project done while change managers are skilled at the people side, getting buy in from employees, and implementing the change in the company overall.
  • Proforma can provide you with qualified and experienced project personnel to supplement your current staff or manage an entire project from beginning to end.

 

Project Manager vs. Change Manager – What Is the Difference?

In this world where new technologies and process improvements are being developed at a rapid pace, do you know the best way to implement them into your workplace? How do project managers and change managers figure in, and what is the difference?

Proforma Safety International is here to help you understand exactly what your project needs are and how we can help you succeed in achieving your goals.

 

Goals and Methods

Project managers receive a project with a goal to meet, then make a plan and manage it from start to finish. They keep track of milestones along the way to make sure the project is going to be completed on time. Making sure that the team stays on track and focused on the end goal is their main priority. They design, develop and deliver the project from start to finish.

Change managers, on the other hand, do not use a formalized process. They manage the effects that change has on an organization and determine how best they should deal with the changes. They decide the most effective way for a company to transition during and after a project. They encourage employees to adopt the new project, embrace it and train them on how use it correctly.

Proforma Safety International has a newly formed Project Management & Engineering Division, which can assist you with your project management needs. From fully staffing a project team, to supplementing key roles within the team, we can help you succesfully implement a project to completion.

 

Technical vs. People Skills

Another way of looking at it is that project managers are skilled in the technical aspects of getting a project done from the beginning stages to the end, and change managers are skilled at the people side, getting buy in from employees, and implementing the company wide changes. Project managers and change managers should be complementary to each other. During a transitional time, both sides should be involved from the beginning, as they are looking at the project from different viewpoints. Together they can seamlessly implement change in the workplace with the minimum amount of disruption.

Proforma Safety International can be of assistance to your company in both areas. Our new project management and engineering division can provide you with qualified and experienced project personnel to develop your current staff or manage an entire project from beginning to end. We can also work with your company to provide training to your employees on the changes that have been implemented. Different types of Proforma’s excellent services are always available to our clients.

 

Both Project Managers and Change Managers are Necessary for Success

To summarize, both project managers and change managers are important to the implementation of a new process or technology. Project managers are needed to develop and oversee the project, to make sure it stays on track and is completed on time. Change managers are important because they help to implement the project changes and encourage employees to embrace that the project changes will be for the better. Buy-in from employees is key to a successful transition.

Proforma Safety International is your partner in making sure that your project management and change management needs are met. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your next project.