Projects and Change Management

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“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

There is no progress without change.  Yet, it is a truth universally acknowledged that “no-one likes change”.  Change freaks us out—probably even more than public speaking.  I once heard it said that the only person who likes change is a baby with a wet nappy.  Change is such an extraordinary, sometimes uncomfortable thing, isn’t it?  So many of us crave it but fiercely resist it, fueling an ever-escalating inner civil war.  While there’s no progress without change, change management has two meanings in the project management lexicon:

Managing project changes (variations) to the scope of a project and is often needed to accommodate risk and altered requirements, features, functions, specifications and performance standards for a deliverable.  Change might also be driven by external factors, such as new contractors, … Read More »



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