Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the risk of too little or too much change, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
If you ever get a bunch of project managers together,…they'll tell scary stories about the change…that almost ended their project.…With these stories floating around,…it's no wonder that most traditional project managers…don't readily embrace change.…They'll often see their role…as a guardian of the plan.…They see themselves as the person who…keeps those changes out,…but as a project manager…you shouldn't battle all changes.…A change can be a very positive event.…If your project doesn't have changes,…then there's a real danger…that the deliverable will never satifsy…your stakeholders.…
Remember that a project manager…can also be a key driver for change.…They will pitch a change to stakeholders.…The team might have a new idea…when you first start working on a project,…and you might pitch the customer…to change the scope.…There also may be a change in circumstances.…The change will allow you…to add significant value to the project.…The market itself could change,…and you might try to force the stakesholders…to rethink the entire project.…
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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