Week 5 – Discussion 1
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Causes of Change
Choose any four â€˜causesâ€™ of change within a project in table 9.1 in the text. Provide a project example and scenario, and describe the impact of each change. Was there a level of change control in the project examples that tracked ownership, documentation and approval of these changes? Respond to at least two of your classmatesâ€™ postings.
Discussion 1, guidance from the instructor.
We have seven causes of change in project management:
- Stakeholders change their mind
- Regulatory change
- Poorly defined requirements
- Change in sponsorship
- Business strategy change
- Updated technology
7.Not enough resources
Harrin, E. (n.d.). 7 Causes of Project Change. Retrieved from https://www.strategyex.co.uk/blog/pmoperspectives/7-causes-project-change/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Week 5 – Discussion 2
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Change Control System
The identification of all changes to a project is only the first step for ensuring a control system is in place. Describe the detailed steps you would implement for your project to ensure an entire change control process is in place. Consider the following topics in your answer: documentation, analysis, approval and implementation. Why is the baseline configuration important to this topic? Respond to at least two of your classmatesâ€™ postings.
Hi All, from the instructor
Change control is an integral part of any project management process. It is almost certain that projects will face the demand for change during their life. While change may help ensure the project’s alignment with business needs, it is vital to consider and approve each change carefully.
The change control process in project management ensures that each change proposed during a project is adequately defined, reviewed, and approved before implementation. The change control process helps avoid unnecessary changes that might disrupt services and also ensures the efficient use of resources.
Change control contains five stages:
- Proposing a Change
- Summary of Impact
- Implementing a Change
5.Closing a Change
Also, during the process, it is used two different documents, the change log and the change request form.