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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management by Gregory M. Horine

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Chapter 11. Managing Project Changes

In this chapter

  • Understand what is meant by a project “change” and project change control

  • Understand why scope changes occur

  • Understand why good project managers take project change control seriously

  • Learn the key management fundamentals for successfully handling project changes

  • Review the essential components of an effective project change control system

  • Learn how to reduce project changes

  • Understand the common mistakes with managing project changes and how to avoid them

For many people, project control equals “managing project changes,” and managing project changes equals preventing “scope creep.” While this belief is not completely accurate, the perception cannot be ignored. The ability to manage and control the ...

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