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T.Keith Glennan Memorial Library

Change Management

Program/Project Management Resource List #36

Revised June 2012

Provided by the NASA Headquarters Library

"Too great and sudden changes, though for the better, are not easily borne.", R. Christy, Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages

When too many aspects of an organization change at once, or when the pace of change is too high, the organizational change process will be derailed. These resources lay out ways in which the spread and speed of change can be properly controlled, and also suggest remedies for organizational change efforts gone aground. You may also find helpful materials in the library's websites on Corporate Culture, Organizational Change, and Change Agents.

The following is a select bibliography of pertinent materials accessible to the patrons of the NASA HQ Library. All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

Contents: Books E-books Articles and Reports Internet Resources


Beitler, Michael Allen. Strategic Organizational Change: A Practitioner's Guide for Managers and Consultants. Greensboro, NC: PPI, 2003. ISBN: 0972606408
HD58.8 .B4467 2003 PPM-STACKS
Doppelt, Bob. Leading Change Towards Sustainability: A Change-management Guide for Business, Government, and Civil Society. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2003. ISBN: 1874719632
HC79 .E5 D68 2003 PPM-STACKS
Guy, Gregory R. Effecting Change in Business Enterprises: Current Trends in Change Management. New York, NY: Conference Board, 2005. ISBN: 082370856X
HD58.8 .G88 2005 PPM-STACKS
Maurer, Rick. Beyond the Wall of Resistance: Why 70% of All Changes Still Fail - And What You Can Do About It. Austin, TX: Bard Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781885167729
HD58.8 .M3323 2010 PPM-STACKS


The e-books listed below are available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24×7 service of SATERN.
Biech, Elaine. Thriving Through Change: A Leader’s Practical Guide to Change Mastery. ASTD, 2007. ISBN: 9781562864644
Bunker, Kerry A. Responses to Change: Helping People Manage Transition. Center for Creative Leadership, 2008. ISBN: 9781604910599
Cameron, Esther, and Mike Green. Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools, and Techniques of Organizational Change. Kogan Page, 2009. ISBN: 9780749453107
Kegan, Robert, and Lisa Laskow Lahey. Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock Potential in Yourself and Your Organization. Harvard Business Press, 2009. ISBN:9781422117361
Trompenaars, Fons, and Peter Prud’Homme. Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures. Capstone Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 9781841125787
Turner, J. Rodney. The Handbook of Project-Based Management: Leading Strategic Change in Organizations. McGraw-Hill, 2009. ISBN: 9780071549745

Articles and Reports

Berriochoa, M.V., and L.J. Alcala. "Changing the Safety Culture in Hanford Tank Farms", in: Waste Management Symposium '09, Phoenix, AZ, March 1, 2009.
(946531: (Feb. 2009) Dept. of Energy Information Bridge
Espiritu, Jed R. Implementing the Mission-Funded Naval Shipyard: A Case Study on Change Management. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 2004.
(ADA424726: (June 2004) DTIC
Jansma, Patti A., and Ross M. Jones. "Advancing the practice of systems engineering at JPL", in: IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 4-1, 2006.
(20070025100: (Aug. 2011) NTRS)
Johnson-Cramer, Michael E., Salvatore Parise, and Robert L. Cross. "Managing change through networks and values", California Management Review , vol. XLIX, no. 3 (Spring 2007), p. 85-109.
Kandt, R.K. "Organizational change management principles and practices", in: Profes2002: Fourth International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, Rovaniemi, Finland, Dec. 9, 2002.
(20060030274: (Dec. 2006) NTRS)
Kelly, Jeffrey. Resistance to Organizational Cultural Change in the Military -- A JFO Case Study. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 2008.
(ADA479711: (April 2008) DTIC
Kidd, Martine S. The Science of Change: The Importance of Methodology in Leading Change in the Army. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, May 2007.
(ADA479415: (May 2007) DTIC
Kotter, John P. "Combating Complacency", Business Week, Sept. 15, 2008, p. 54-55.
Ostroff, Frank. "Change management in government", Harvard Business Review, vol. LXXXIV, no. 5 (May 2006), p. 141-148.
Vermeulen, Freek, Phanish Puranam, and Ranjay Gulati. "Change for change's sake: Even successful corporations have to shake things up to stay ahead of the competition", Harvard Business Review, vol. LXXXVIII, no. 6 (June 2010), p. 70-77.

Internet Resources

Change Management Institute. 2012 [June 19, 2012]
Dunbar, Brian. Change Management Action Group. Federal Knowledge Management Working Group. March 20, 2009 [June 19, 2012]
Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA). Change management. May 23, 2008 [June 19, 2012]

Last Updated: June 2012