Podcast: Change Management Explored with Michael Hopkins

Michael Grace, RPI Consultants Tech Pro Unicorn, talks all things Change Management with Michael Hopkins, RPI’s Change Management Consultant. The discuss the practical application of Change Management on large technology projects and why it these services are getting renewed attention.

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Intro/Outro:

Welcome to the Tech Pro Unicorn Podcast, brought to you by RPI Consultants. A podcast about the magic of digital transformation through technology. Each week we’ll cover topics related to ERP, RPA, business transformation, leadership, healthcare, and unicorns.

Michael Grace:

And welcome back to another episode of Tech Pro Unicorn. Today I am joined by Michael Hopkins. Michael Hopkins is with RPI Consultants. Michael, could you introduce yourself and share with the folks what you do?

Michael Hopkins:

Yeah, absolutely. Thank you, Michael. As you said, my name is Michael Hopkins, I lead our change management practice. A little bit of a new practice for us, something we’ve been developing over the last 18 months or so. We’re excited to bring some new services, bring in new perspective, especially to these larger projects that we’re doing around V11 cloud suite migrations.

Michael Grace:

Awesome. Well thanks for taking the time, I appreciate it.

Michael Hopkins:

Thank you.

Michael Grace:

So, change management is just a consistent buzz word in the project management community, right? And over the last few years it’s taken on new life with some organizations that tout themselves as a change management certification organizations and such, so we’ll touch on that as well. But for the audience could you share a little bit about what change management really is?

Michael Hopkins:

Yeah, absolutely. So for us, so our background and our expertise is helping large companies through these large software projects. And so change management for us is really figuring out ways to invest in people and in communication to help ensure that the project that we’re delivering is successful. And