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.