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Burning Questions on Change Control & Configuration Management

Change is inevitable, or so they say, thus we all need to be prepared to accommodate it. But how do we embrace change in a positive way that doesn't impact the project? Is there a way to tame the unruly element that can dash the best of project plans? What must the project manager and the team do to stay flexible enough to address changes and react in a manner that keeps the project momentum moving. And when change has rippled through the project, causing a revision to completed work how is the difference captured and communicated. The answer to these questions and situational problems can be found below.

Burning Questions

    Change Control
  1. How can a business analyst effectively prepare for changes to requirements, before they happen?
  2. When in a project should I start controlling changes more formally?
  3. We're late on a project, and one of the executives keeps going straight to team members asking them add new features or change something we had already finished. They usually don't mind- but it's making everything run late.
    Configuration Management
  1. What is configuration management, and why is it important?
  2. What kinds of projects need configuration management, and what gets managed?
  3. Is there a particular team member responsible for configuration management?
  4. How do we use enough Configuration Management to control things without over-controlling too early in the project?



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