We regularly receive briefs from organisations interchanging Project Management and Business Change Management roles, when building teams to deliver their strategic change programmes. These are two distinct disciplines with their own experience/accreditation profile, when mobilised correctly they can be very effective in delivering successful change.
There is a clear relationship between project management and change management, they regularly cross paths when implementing major change initiatives. We have worked with many organisations with varying approaches, some project management roles manage the business change function and some business change managers have been responsible for the project management within an organisation. In our experience, building Business Change into the main programme as a key deliverable brings synergy, structure and ensures the communication between the programme and the business is effective.