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Daptiv to Host Webinar for PPM Professionals on How to Transform From Accidental Change Managers to Intentional Change Leaders

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management software, today announced its upcoming live webinar "Transforming Accidental Change Management to Intentional Change Leadership in Project Portfolio Management," scheduled for August 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. PT.

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals are both stewards and champions of change, they have to be out of necessity; the types of projects they manage are instruments of change by their very nature in that their completion delivers something new. However, studies show as many as a third of projects derail because businesses are unprepared to make the fundamental changes necessary for their success, such as a new technology deployment [1]. Therefore, whether PPM professionals realize it or not they fall into either the intentional or accidental change manager category. Accidental change managers do not actively see themselves in the light of a change steward, whereas intentional change managers consider change management to be a responsibility and requirement of their role. Regardless of category, all PPM professionals can benefit from additional training in successful change management tactics.

When Prosci recently asked PPM professionals what they would do differently on their next project, the second most popular answer was securing sufficient organizational change management (OCM) resources, combined with an emphasis on preparation and planning. The same report also found projects that actively incorporate formal change management programs were an astonishing six times more likely to meet or exceed their stated goals [2].

During this webinar Mark Mullaly, president at Interthink Consulting, Inc., AJ Holley, director of change management and learning at Daptiv and Jesse Jacoby, founder of Emergent a leader in business transformation and strategic change management, will prepare PPM professionals, who are "accidental change managers," to transform into "intentional change leaders" while providing new and valuable tools to PPM professionals who have already implemented formal change management principles and practices to heighten project success rates.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance, principles, and execution of effective OCM. They will also learn the habits of highly effective change leaders and how to thoughtfully incorporate company-wide OCM approaches for project and program success.

Webinar Details
What: Transforming Accidental Change Management into Intentional Change Leadership in Project Portfolio Management
When: August 13, 2014
11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Who: Mark Mullaly, president at Interthink Consulting Inc.
AJ Holley, director of change management and learning at Daptiv
Jesse Jacoby, managing principal at Emergent
Where: To register for this webinar, please visit:

[1] The Standish Group [2] Prosci 2014 Best Practices in Change Management Report

About Daptiv
Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the leading provider of on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Daptiv has helped thousands of companies improve their strategic planning and business execution by offering adaptable PPM solutions and expert professional services. Daptiv's customers include world-class organizations such as Beam Global, Ikon, Coach, Harvard University, Honeywell, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Delta Dental.

About Emergent
Headquartered in Denver and serving clients across North America, Emergent provides business transformation and strategic change management solutions. They operate as specialized, high-touch advisors to clients, unencumbered by large overhead cost models or downstream agendas. Their specialty is implementing complex, high-stakes initiatives for Fortune 500 and mid-market companies, serving as advisors, strategists, and "doers" for their clients.

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