Your Guide to Organizational Change Management (OCM)

No matter their industry, successful businesses and organizations all across the globe have one thing in common: managing change. Even when things are smooth sailing, change often comes in and slows the gears that keep your operations chugging. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, change can offer countless benefits – if you have the right OCM strategy and software. With certain change management best practices, you can empower all employees and stakeholders to pitch in and create a system that works for everyone.

Change Management Software: Build an OCM Strategy with Sciforma

We now know what organizational change is, what managing it looks like, and why it’s vital for organizations to have systems in place to monitor its progression. However, putting all of those insights into action still requires a little bit more planning. 

Before you dive head-first into bringing OCM to your team, make sure you choose the right resources to help you get the job done right. 

A strong project portfolio management software like Sciforma can help you simplify the process immensely. One poll from 2019 showed most respondents – around 65% – said that using project management software has had a positive impact on their projects and whether they were completed on time. 

Sciforma’s Four Essential Principles of OCM

Here at Sciforma, we have decades of experience providing award-winning services to teams just like yours. Our definition of organizational change management is based on a few core principles that guide our strategy. We believe that a healthy OCM approach considers each one individually and as it relates to the others. Let’s take a closer look.

Key Principles of Organizational Change Management

  • All impacted teams, functions, and individuals are involved in the change process.
  • Ensures everyone understands what changes are happening and why.
  • Everyone should be contributing to the change management approach and its implementation


  • Changes are planned with consideration of team dependencies, time, effort, and other requirements.
  • Even if everyone cannot be involved in planning, all team members may contribute or respond to its development.
  • Plans are accessible by the whole team as a resource or guide.


  • All steps required to make organizational change a success are planned and followed.
  • Feedback loops are open and actively monitored for opportunities to adjust.
  • Work environments are stabilized before being subjected to another round of change(s).


  • All stakeholders know and understand what is expected of them and how their work will be impacted.
  • All communication efforts are contextualized for each group.
  • Communication is relevant and timely. It encourages continuous collaboration or feedback.

These principles are not necessarily chronologically ordered. While they generally follow the flow listed above, they may also overlap as an organization repeats this cycle with more and more changes over time.

Sciforma embeds these core values into accessible software solutions that bring everything together in one place. Our project portfolio management tools build on the tenets of successful OCM and give you access to all you need to track information, communicate openly, and oversee shifts in your workflow.


Sciforma Solutions Drive Better Change & Outcomes

At Sciforma, we know the change management process inside and out. Our goal is to help you cut down on the “noise” that can keep your team from achieving its full potential. 

Gone are the days of needing to hop from one software or platform to another to manage all the moving pieces of your workflow. And, when it’s time to introduce something new to your repertoire, you can rest assured that you have the tools you need to thoroughly dissect its impact on your organization.

We know that implementing PPM software to manage these challenges is, ironically, a form of organizational change itself. That’s why we’ve created additional services designed to do the hard work for you.

When you choose Sciforma, you also gain access to our Strategic Advisory Consulting  and Managed Services offerings, which connect you with tech experts who can help ease the transition into new solutions. We’ll help you streamline the adoption process without slowing things down in the workplace.

Likewise, our eLearning and training services give you and your team all of the information you need to know to confidently use your new PPM software.

The best part? Our PPM solutions are uniquely powerful and adaptable to your organization’s specific needs. Access Sciforma to quickly and easily tackle essential tasks that make sense for your organization, such as:

  • Resource management and capacity planning
  • Budget and timeline planning and monitoring (without a million spreadsheets!)
  • Time tracking for remote workers made simple with our easy-to-use platform and mobile app
  • Data integration, reporting, and analysis features
  • Project health analyses and comparisons
  • And more!

With Sciforma, everything you need to oversee your projects and the changes that keep them moving forward is transparent and accessible. We are your top organizational change management software backed by decades of success and results. Sciforma also strives to be your go-to hub for project management information and advice. 

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out our case studies from previous client projects to see how our PPM and OCM solutions leave a real, lasting impact on organizations in your industry.

Ready to implement PPM software into your organization and welcome in a new era of change? Book a Sciforma demo today to see our solutions in action. Our team is always happy to answer your questions and help you get started on the path to success.