Cloud implementation projects are holistic business transformations. They target objectives and strategic directions, that are often derived from an overall company vision. This is visualized by the arrow in the center of the chart below.
Cloud implementation projects have impacts on the organization, group, and individual level. While project management mainly focuses on the "hard" factors of the cloud implementation, organizational change management keeps an eye on the "soft" factors. This ensures that all relevant aspects of a successful cloud implementation are equally addressed.
But what are typical hard and soft factors in this context? Can you list some hard and soft factors that usually are impacted by a cloud implementation on all three levels?
Try to answer the question first. Then click on the buttons "organization", "group", "individual" in the chart below to find some examples.
Of course, there are many interdependencies between hard and soft factors. Thus, project management and organizational change management must closely collaborate. In the chart, this is symbolized by the grey curved arrows.
When there is close collaboration and alignment between project management and change management, the cloud implementation project is better able to meet the desired objectives.