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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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Plan Responses

Review your project infrastructure decisions and integrated change control process to ensure consistency with agreed-on principles.

Involve the project team members in the response planning; engage as many perspectives and points of view as practical.

Depending on the severity of the problem and the nature of its root cause, the type of response may be:

  • A minor change that preserves the project objective

  • Implementation of a contingency plan developed during risk response planning

  • A major change to the project

For short-term schedule problems, consider “brute force” solutions, such as working overtime in the evenings or on non-workdays.

For more significant problems, brainstorm approaches that could bring the project back on schedule. ...

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