Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping the change from creating more changes, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
Have you ever gone to the grocery store…to just get a bag of nacho chips and soda?…You make the trip to the store…for just these 2 items.…But then when you get home, you realize…you've bought chips, salsa, milk, cheese, and cereal.…A very similar thing can happen…with changes to your project.…A change that was added to your project…can lead to other changes.…Much like the way adding chips to your cart…usually leads to salsa.…A runaway change is a change the leads…to many unexpected changes.…
Runaway changes like adding items to your cart.…You start thinking there's just 1 change.…But then the new change leads to other changes.…Which leads to even more changes.…The danger of runaway change…is that your project will become so large…that it blows through its budget,…or even worse, never gets delivered.…Your project will have a set budget…and it won't take long for these changes…to overwhelm your cash reserves.…There are 3 things you should do…to limit these runaway changes.…The first is to make sure that you have…clear language in your change requests.…
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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