In this episode of the Change Management Review™ Podcast, Theresa Moulton interviews Melanie Franklin, Co-Chair of the Change Management Institute UK, Director of Agile Change Management LTD, and a respected author of text books and articles on change, project, and program management. Melanie is also an examiner, responsible for assurance of the work of a team of examiners creating professional qualifications in Change Management. Melanie is highly respected in her field and is sought-out by many organizations all over the world who need support in creating their strategy and plans for managing change.

In this fast-paced interview, Melanie reveals how “agile” is a concept that actually appears throughout many disciplines and industries today, why this is the case, and how agile principles drive contemporary change management initiatives.

Questions Asked:

  1. What is the meaning of the word “agile”?
  2. Throughout various industries where the term “agile” is used, what makes this concept so popular?
  3. How do we define Agile Change Management?
  4. How can we utilize the well-known agile techniques into how we manage change, getting the benefits of the visual nature of the reporting, clarifying the change activities using User Stories, and prioritizing them?
  5. What is the one thing that you would like our listeners to take away from this discussion?