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If you want to work on fast-moving projects, it's critical to know how to manage change requests. A change request can be an opportunity or a ticket to chaos. In this course, author Doug Rose walks you through the elements of change in a project using a sample software project. Discover how to set the stage for change, weigh the change impact, understand the cascade effect, and implement the change.
Along the way, learn how to effectively manage your project for change requests and deal with common obstacles. Also see how to find the balance between too much and too little change—either can be threat to your project.
Hi, I'm Doug Rose. Welcome to managing project change. If you want to work on fast moving projects, it's important to effectively manage change requests. Change requests can be an engine for creativity. But they can also overwhelm and bog down your project. We'll show you how you can tap into the potential of these changes without getting on an endless change treadmill. The key is to know which of your changes are diamonds and which are duds. This requires careful planning and a process to work with your stakeholders.
We'll begin by discussing your project plan. A good plan anticipates changes and should be used throughout the project. Then we'll learn how to balance your changes against the project's scope, schedule, cost, and quality. Finally, we'll learn how to spot [unintelligible] in your change request. You'll learn how to control runaway change and avoid the dreaded zombie change. So, let's get started on managing those change requests.
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