Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Rejecting a change, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
As a project manager…you'll have to work to reject change requests.…It may be necessary to reject the change…to protect your project.…Too many changes can quickly…overwhelm your project,…and you may never deliver.…If you are more of an analyst-style project manager,…you'll have the authority to reject changes.…If you're a traditional project manager,…you'll need to make sure…someone else rejects the change.…Either way, rejecting a change request…is a routine part of project management.…Change requests that cause the most instability…are usually changes to the requirements.…
As a project manager,…you'll hear the term scope creep.…The difference between scope change…and scope creep,…is decided by you or a change control board.…It's easy to understand how scope creep can happen.…The stakeholders usually plan the project…months in advance.…After work begins, the project deliverables…starts to look real.…The stakeholders can interact with it…like a customer.…Just the act of viewing the deliverable…is usually enough to spark…
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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- List three examples of a project change.
- Identify aspects of a project that can and cannot be changed.
- Name four areas in which integrated change controls balance.
- Recognize signs indicating that a change is necessary.
- Determine which projects will benefit from the use of a Gantt chart.
- Explain the importance of using a formal process to close a change request.