An interview with Mark Dorsett, Executive VP of Global Business, Prosci, by Paulina Szczepaniak. The ongoing discussion about the roles of Project Manager and Change Manager raises more and more questions. Different angles can be taken under consideration but let’s start with some basics first. Be-ing an expert on a strategic level and hav-ing years of experience within those areas, can you share with us the differences and similarities of the two roles?
An interview with Gunther Verheyen by Paulina Szczepaniak
You are a renowned international agile expert, with particular expertise in Scrum. Why do you think this framework became so popular?
Probably because of the growing need of what I like to call “agility”, meaning flexibil¬ity, responsiveness, and not just from an IT perspective. IT is where agile sort of emerged from, but companies have to survive and thrive in very turbulent markets, a lot of business changes, market competition, but also internal changes, stakeholders and so on. And the way that organizations are struc¬tured and therefore how they organize their IT work and their software development, because that follows from the way they are structured, is just not fit for the agility re¬quired today to thrive and prosper. Structures are very rigid, very fixed, and need to become more dynamic.