Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Examine where changes happen, part of Managing Project Change.
In a typical project there are 4 areas…where you'll see most of your changes.…Scope changes, schedule changes, quality changes,…and cost changes.…Even though each of these changes is distinct,…they'll be closely knit together.…A change to the project's scope will usually…increase the schedule.…A change to the schedule will usually impact the cost.…So don't look at these areas of changes independently.…Instead, think of them as 4 friends…that are carrying a couch up a winding staircase.…If the weight of one change shifts too much,…then the others have to prop up their corner.…
If one corner gets too much weight,…then the whole couch might tumble and fall.…As a project manager, you need to direct…everyone around the winding corners…and work to redistribute the weight.…Keeping these 4 corners balanced is more…of an art than a science.…The more experience you have with project management,…the easier time you'll have with this task.…What you need to remember is that no change occurs…without some impact on the other areas.…
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.
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- What are project changes?
- Planning for changes
- Accepting or rejecting a change
- Understanding the risks
- Learning from your changes<br><br>
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