Alternate Systemic Change Equation

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Alternate Systemic Change Equation
aceng muhtaram mirfani, Member
I propose an alternative model of formula of the success of systemic change as:

Ssc = CML/PML > CR - (f C+Ews)

Ssc = success of systemic change
CML = change management leadership
PML = project management leadership
CR = change risks
C = control
Ews = early warning system.

Alternate Systemic Change Equation
Jaap de Jonge, Editor
That's looking really interesting indeed, Aceng!
Could you please explain some of the background of your model, what are the differences with Beckhard's formula and why (when) you believe using your version will be more advantageous. Looking forward to your reaction...

Re-alternate Systemic Change
aceng muhtaram mirfani, Member
The formula was formulated based on my experience when serving as an independent monitor at a decentralized basic education project (2003-2008).
In my formula, the success of systemic change is determined by a balance between change management leadership and project management leadership that must be able to cope with change risks that have been reduced via a control system that functions as an early warning system.

Alternate Systemic Change Equation
Jaap de Jonge, Editor
Could we consider Ssc as the same as R in the formula of Beckard?
What I like most in your formula is the part CML/PML to indicate that these two types of leadership influence the resistance (chance of successful change). We could call this quotient "L". And then we could insert it in Beckard formula like this:
D x V x F x L > R
D x V x F x (CML/PML) > R

PM/CM Leadership Conflict or Sinergy?
Michele D Urzo, Member
I totally agree that the Leadership factor is worth to be included in the equation.
Indeed, Leadership is within the Project while Vision is above it, therefore, the 2 terms must be kept distinct.
However, in my opinion PM activity (i.e. responsibility to deliver on time, on budget, fulfilling all the specifications) and CM activity (i.e. overcoming resistance and facilitating adoption) are synergic and not conflicting (CML*PML).
Following the proposed formula L=(CML/PML), with a lesser PM Leadership we should obtain better results... This is not confirmed by my experience.


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