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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Develop Changes

Analyze the “as-is” process and develop options for a new process:

  • Inspect the process for work that adds little or no value.

  • Identify decisions and branches in the process that are unnecessary or too late in the process.

  • Find opportunities to reduce or eliminate rework.

  • Consider automating repetitive process steps.

  • Refine inputs or process steps to minimize effort.

  • Devise ways to reduce or eliminate process loops.

  • Consider methods that increase process flexibility.

List the options you found, and select the most promising alternatives. Describe the “to-be” process that incorporates these changes.

Present the new process to your stakeholders and get approval to proceed with replacement of the old process. Apply integrated change control ...

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