October Virtual After-Hours Chat
Speaker: Chuck Reitter
Chuck Reitter is a senior project manager and change management SME at Integrated Project Management Co., Inc. With more than 40 years’ experience, Chuck has spent more than 25 years managing change in a variety of projects, from small four-person departments to the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Expansion Program with its 30 million stakeholders. Chuck has a Certified Change Management Professional designation from the Association for Change Management Professionals as well as his PMP. With degrees in journalism and management, Chuck has worn a variety of hats including President/COO, controller, director of sales and marketing, publisher, editor and consultant in health care, oil and gas, aviation, government, process chemicals, construction, pharmaceuticals, publishing, insurance, investments, group benefits, direct marketing, and motion picture distribution.
Topic Title: What is change management and why should you care?
The phrase “change management” is popping up in more and more discussions about project management, though its definition varies with whoever is talking about it. Is it something project managers should embrace and, if so, why? In this discussion, we’ll define change management, explain its fundamental components, and describe how project managers benefit by using it in their projects. As an example, we’ll explain how change management contributed to the success of the largest public works project in the history of St. Louis, the expansion of what is now St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of what change management is and how it can help them.