A Guide to Project Management

A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: egration Management 4.3.1 | 4.3.3.3 Communications Integration 10.3 Performance Reporting 4.3 Integrated Change Control Subsidiary Change Control Scope Change Control Schedule Change Control Cost Change Control Quality Control Risk Change Control Contract Administration ment ment Figure 42. Coordinating Changes Across the Entire Project Inputs .1 Project plan .2 Performance reports .3 Change requests Tools & Techniques .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 Change control system Configuration management Performance measurement Additional planning Project management information system Outputs .1 Project plan updates .2 Corrective action .3 Lessons learned geE L geE PL P 4.3.1 Inputs to Integrated Change Control .1 Project plan. The project plan provides the baseline against which changes will be controlled (see Section 4.1.3.1). .2 Performance reports. Performance reports (described in Section 10.3) provide information on project performance. Performance reports may also alert the project team to issues that may cause problems in the future. .3 Change requests. Change requests may occur in many forms--oral or written, direct or indirect, externally or internally initiated, and legally mandated or optional. 4.3.2 Tools and Techniques for Integrated Change Control .1 Change control system. A change control system is a collection of formal, documented procedures that defines how project performance will be monitored and evaluated, and includes the steps by which official project documents may be changed. It includes the paperwork, tracking systems, processes, and approval levels necessary for authorizing changes. 48 NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST ACROYMNS LIST A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA Chapter 4--Project Integration Management .2 .3 .4 .5 In many cases, the performing organization will have a change control system that can be adopted "as is" for use by the project. However, if an appropriate system is not available, the project management team will need to develop one as part of the project. Many change control systems include a group responsible for approving or rejecting proposed changes. The roles and responsibilities of these groups are clearly defined within the change control system and agreed upon by all key stakeholders. Organizations vary by the definition of the board; however, some common occurrences are Change Control Board (CCB), Engineering Review Board (ERB), Technical Review Board (TRB), Technical Assessment Board (TAB), and a variety of others. The change control system must also include procedures to handle changes that may be approved without prior review, for example, as the result of emergencies. Typically, a change control system will allow for "automatic" approval of defined categories of changes. These changes must still be documented and captured so that the evolution of...
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