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An organisation often has its Organisational Development Plan (ODP). The plan has a distinct budget. It is called the Organisational Development Budget (ODB).

If your organisation does not have an ODB or ODP and you are a senior manager then we strongly suggest this is an important first task. Simply put, an organisation will seek to create and deliver organisational change from established mechanisms and procedures. These established mechanisms and procedures may have been in place since its inception. When an organisation seeks to improve overall effectiveness, efficiency and profitability it enacts a plan of organisational change to implement revision to business organisation and processes.

An organisation will typically propose the creation of, or change to, a series of key areas that are vital to establish and advance operational successes. The optimal organisation will seek to gain a market niche and to develop products and services that stimulate that niche.

It will engage and deploy equipment, financial and human resources to control that niche whilst delivering in a culture of value, customer service and operational excellence. A conversion to perform this change will involve some measure of project pursuits and ventures to deliver the proposed change. The operational, support and management systems that surround internal organisational infrastructures are important reinforcements that are conceived and initiated via projects.


A programme plan to develop the organisation is offered in the Organisational Development Plan and a summary estimation process by senior management delivers the high level costs of this programme to derive an agreed Organisational Development Budget. This is enough detail on this specific topic, for our purposes here. Learned tomes on bringing about organisational change and designing organisational change programmes abound. For our purposes, it is wise to have an organisational change agenda, to have owners of the agenda and to have the most appropriate sponsors, resources and objectives. This is the proper grounding for agile transformation and having this specific topic on the organisational change agenda is important too.

Consult your preferred change management website or whoever manages organisational change to create the Organisational Development Plan and Budget as the specialized topics of Organisational Development Planning, Organisational Development Budgeting and Macro Change Management are significantly outside the bounds of the Toolkit. Before we leave the topic however we would like to swiftly introduce some change management principles and a change management method.

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