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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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Change Process

Once the project scope planning and the project baseline setting have been validated, use a documented process for scope change control. Managing the specifications of project deliverables is a central component of integrated change control. Although the formality of the control process may vary, even on short projects a written process will assist in maintaining scope stability. Effective processes default to a response of “reject,” forcing all proposed changes to establish their business value before becoming part of the project.

Effective change control also requires appropriate authority for the people who will review, analyze, and decide on proposed changes. To guard against frequent unnecessary change, approvers need the ...

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