June 2023 - Tamara Copple
11:45 - 11:50: Virtual meeting opens
11:50 - 12:00: Welcome & Chapter announcements
12:00 - 1:00: Presentation
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint - Techniques for Change Management in Large Projects
In March 2020 Children International entered into a major replatforming effort from an obsolete CRM system to Microsoft Dynamics 365. Most business process re-engineering (BPR) projects fizzle at 18-24 months. Yet three years in, not only is the replatform effort still underway, but the entire organization is as enthusiastically behind the initiative as it was at the beginning. What is the team doing that we have been given so much grace by our stakeholders? Come to this session to learn what has worked, and a few things that haven't in the way we have baked change management into this multi-year effort.
Product owner by day, evangelist for women in STEM by night, Tamara Copple, MBA, CBAP is a product owner with Kansas City-headquartered non-profit Children International. She is a past president of the IIBA Kansas City Chapter, and is a past leader and current ambassador for Kansas City Women in Technology, where she helped to build the Coding & Cocktails program for aspiring local women developers. In what spare time is left, Tamara enjoys counted cross-stitch, spontaneous weekend trips with her husband Matt, rewatching Marvel movies and the occasional game of Dungeons and Dragons.