Chapter 1. Change Management, Project Management, and Teamwork

 

There is nothing more permanent than change.

 
 --Heraclitus

Projects, by their very nature, are uncertain. Changes, conflicts and problems may occur at any time in the project life cycle. They are often hard to anticipate and therefore cause considerable stress to the project manager and team members. However, with proper planning, an understanding of the dynamics of change, open communications, and good teamwork, changes can be managed in a systematic and rational manner.

Sometimes a project itself may represent a change while, in other cases, projects implement a change. Projects may introduce a new aspect, dimension or perspective, or they may change the existing process, product ...

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