Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Managing Project Change.
There are several files that are included with this course. There's the course map, the sample change request form, and the sample gantt chart. These files should be very helpful for you so please feel free to use them as part of the course. The course map is very useful to see how different lessons fit into the overall change management process. It will help you stay oriented. You should print out the map and keep it next to you while you go through the course. The map starts at the top left corner and takes you through the project change management process from top to bottom.
Each lesson will describe a section on the course map. If you view the course lessons out of order, then it's even more helpful to have the map. You can see how each part of the course material connects through the whole process. There's also a sample change request form. This is to give you a sense of what these forms will look like when they're used in your project. An organization might not use this exact form, but they will probably use a form that looks a lot like it. So please take a look at the sample change request form or CR. Even if the change request forms are electronic, they will often ask the same questions.
Finally, you'll have a sample gantt chart. A traditional project will probably use or create a gantt chart. How to create a gantt chart is not covered in this course, but it should be very helpful to see the chart and get some sense of how these charts show the impact of schedule changes. All the documents are available as Adobe Acrobat files. You should be able to print or read all these documents by installing the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. There's a pretty good chance that a viewer for these documents is already installed, so just download the files and you might not need to install anything.
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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