The use of change management tools by portfolio, program, and project managers can provide multiple benefits:
- The transformation programme is not divided between project management and change management, there is one path for achieving business benefits and organisational goals.
- Because change management activities are seamlessly embedded within the project life cycle, change management is not seen as a separate or adjunct activity that can easily be defined or deemphasized.
- It provides the ability to leverage joint opportunities so that stakeholder engagement activities become more streamlined – for example, providing project sponsors with change leadership coaching along with project status updates.
- It provides the project team with better insights into understanding organisational impacts and stakeholder concerns, so the team can modify its approach and design decisions and proactively minimise potential resistance.