Toolkit helps companies optimize use of new systems.

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Transition Management Toolkit guides project leaders through process for managing change and helps avoid problems while taking advantage of best practices. Along with 50+ detailed planning templates and readiness assessments, kit includes guidelines for writing full transition management plan and implementing it. Kit is based on model process for equipping transition team members with information, supporting organization in early implementation, and monitoring ongoing outcomes.



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New Cognitive Technologies Toolkit Helps Companies Get More Value from Systems



ATLANTA, Jan. 17 -- Cognitive Technologies, providing people-focused project services since 1987, announces the Transition Management Toolkit, a flexible model for realizing the full business value of new systems. The toolkit guides project leaders through a proven process for managing change and helps them avoid common problems while taking advantage of best practices.

According to Karen McGraw, President of Cognitive Technologies: "In most organizations when you roll out a new system, 15% of the users/workforce are early adopters, eager to use it, 15% will actively resist it, and a whopping 70% will sit on the fence and see if it succeeds before they commit to it. Thus a big part of transition management is to get those folks off the fence and on board faster, increasing the number of committed system users. Another part is to contain the damage from system resisters." Dr. McGraw continues: "Based on years of experience helping clients succeed, the Transition Management Toolkit takes the guesswork out of managing the change that accompanies every new system, no matter what its size."

The Transition Management Toolkit includes detailed planning templates and readiness assessments, as well as guidelines for writing a full transition management plan and more importantly, implementing it effectively. It is based on a model process for 1) envisioning success, 2) equipping transition team members with information, 3) supporting the organization in the early stages of implementation and 4) monitoring ongoing outcomes. Priced at just $249, the Transition Management Toolkit is easy to adapt and reuse. In addition to the guidebook, it includes over fifty master forms and templates and a CD of their digital equivalents.

Cognitive Technologies, Inc. (www.cognitive-technologies.com) provides consulting, methodologies, workshops and tools to Fortune 1000 and government clients, specializing in project management, software development, PMO setup, project implementation, user-centered requirements, and test plan design. It also helps clients achieve improved business value of technology-based projects through job re-definition, change management, systems implementation and operational adoption of new technology.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Cognitive has offices in Hilton Head, South Carolina and Annapolis, Maryland. For procurement advantages, Cognitive Technologies, Inc. holds business certification as a Microsoft Partner and as a women-owned business.

CONTACT: Karen McGraw, President of Cognitive Technologies, Inc., +1-770-977-5555, Kmcgraw@cognitive-technologies.com

Web site: http://www.cognitive-technologies.com/

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