Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning for project changes, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
When he was a general, President Dwight…Eisenhower once said, "I've always found that…"plans are useless. But planning is indispensable."…When you manage project changes, you have to…separate the planning from the plan.…Planning is important.…It's with good planning that you start to…think about how your project will manage changes.…The plan itself is short lived.…It's usually quickly outdated.…As a project manager, focus on how you can…improve your planning and not only…on how you can improve the plan.…
With a good planning process, you'll…be better equipped to handle changes.…It might be tempting to just focus on the plan.…The plan is something you can touch, see, and feel.…It's something you can color code, bind,…and present with a vinyl cover.…It feels like something you can control.…In comparison, planning is an endless…treadmill of meetings,…consensus building, and reshuffling.…But trying to create the perfect plan…is like shoveling snow in a snow storm.…It's an exhausting journey where you…never cross the finish line.…
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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