Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video What are project changes?, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
There's an old Groucho Marx joke where…a man goes to see a psychiatrist and says,…"Doctor, I have a problem.…"My brother, he thinks he's a chicken."…The psychiatrist says, "Why don't you bring him in?…"I think I can help with that."…The brother says, "I'd like to,…"but we need the eggs."…This is how you should think about…managing project changes.…Project changes can be…awkward, complicated, and frustrating.…But we need the eggs.…Without changes you may be stuck working a…project that's already outdated.…Without changes you might…end up with an unhappy stakeholder.…
Sometimes a change is the only thing that…will get your project back on track.…Other times it will be the one thing that…drags your project off track.…As a project manager you'll often…be the key driver for change.…Other times, you'll be the person who decides whether…the change will help or hurt the project.…Many project managers will fight changes…from the day after they finish the plan…while agile teams accept or even welcome changes.…Too many changes can be a…
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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