CHAPTER 6

Law Five: Change Is an Inherent Feature of Any Project; If You Don’t Manage Change You Will Be the Victim of It

This Law covers unplanned changes that happen or are required during the course of a project, rather than the changes that are made as part of the planning process which are discussed under Law 2.

Most people involved in the management of projects, either on a domestic scale or as part of their job at the industrial scale, consider dealing with unexpected and enforced change as an unwelcome chore. So, to gain a sense of proportion let us consider the task facing those individuals in organizations dealing with projects that, once started, will be constantly in a state of flux and where the outcome can never be exactly determined—such ...

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