Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking for signs that a change is necessary, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
As a project manager you want to keep surprises to a minimum.…It's often during these quiet times when the team is the most productive.…You should catch your changes in a steady stream and not in a downpour.…How do we go from quiet to stormy?…There's some warning signs to avoid a flurry of changes.…Beware of the quiet before the storm.…If you're not receiving change requests,…don't assume it's because there are no changes.…Instead assume that the stakeholders are too busy to care about your project.…Stakeholders almost always try to customize improve.…
If it's too quiet, you need to get ready…to catch a bunch of backed up changes.…This usually happens when your stakeholders finally focus on your project.…Just think of the line from every scary movie ever made.…One person says, "Seems quiet."…The hero says, "Yeah, too quiet."…Then there's a flurry of unpleasant activity.…That's how you should think of backed up project changes.…One stakeholder creating a bunch of changes can cause a chain reaction…where their changes impact other stakeholders.…
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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