Concepts of Change Management

WHY do we need to Manage Change?

Some people and projects aim for ‘zero change’ because change is disruptive, takes time and attention from other matters and – usually – costs money … 
... but it is not so easy...
…  possibly a better approach is to minimize change, to focus on what has to be done, and only consider improvements that have a significant effect on the cost, schedule or quality of the final product.

It is essential to have a well-managed change process because:
- it is likely that some change will be necessary, so be prepared – minimize delays and costs by making a well-informed decision quickly;
- some contractors try to make their money from VORs rather than the main contract, and may flood the project organization with change requests.