CHAPTER 10The Change Control Process

The most comprehensive, effective project plan will be wasted if some method of controlling change is not implemented. Just as your diligence and ability to invest in planning directly affect project success or failure, so too does the establishment of a change control process. The PMBOK® Guide addresses the change process, stating, “When issues are found while project work is being performed, change requests are issued which may modify project policies or procedures, project scope, project cost or budget, project schedule, or project quality.” If you do not keep the plan current, you have no plan. The original baseline plan (the foundation) will no longer be valid and will lose its effectiveness in dealing ...

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