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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 Proposal

Scope changes usually are needed to solve project problems or to respond to opportunities. Whatever the source, document any proposed changes in writing, and include information such as:

  • The situation that makes a change necessary

  • A quantitative assessment of benefits from the change

  • The estimated impact of the change on schedule, cost, and other factors

  • Specific resources needed for the change

Following submission, review each submitted change proposal for completeness. If the information is unclear or data are missing, return the request to the author for revision before considering it further.

When the proposal is satisfactory, log the submission and set a time for its review. Provide information on the change to the people who ...

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