First Advisor

Thies, Charles

Second Advisor

Duncan, Denise

Third Advisor

Plantz-Masters, Shari


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Database Technologies


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

136 pages


Change in our lives is an ongoing, complex, and difficult process that cannot be avoided, and in order for any organization comprised of people to be successful, change must be managed. There are many documented instances of organizations failing in their change efforts, and it is not always the technology that causes change failures, but it is the people aspect towards change that is neglected. This paper focuses on the ADKAR model which is a sequential and cumulative goal-oriented change management model with targeted results and consists of the elements Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, and Reinforcement, and how the model can be used to manage change individually and organizationally, and thereby increase the possibilities for desired change success.

Date of Award

Summer 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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