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Additional Scope to project

Postby Housam Bassal Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:01 pm

One of the stakeholders on the project contacts the project manager to discuss some additional scope they would like to add to the project. The project manager asks for details in writing and then works through the Control Scope process. What should the project manager do NEXT when the evaluation of the requested scope is complete?

A. Ask the stakeholder if there are any more changes expected.
B. Complete integrated change control.
C. Make sure the impact of the change is understood by the stakeholder.
D. Find out the root cause of why the scope was not discovered during project planning.

Answer B
Explanation Notice that there are many things the project manager could do listed in the choices.The question asks what is the BEST thing to do NEXT. Management of the change is not complete when the Control Scope process is completed. It is important to look at the impact of the change on other parts of the project, such as time and cost. Therefore, performing integrated change control is the best thing to do next. This would probably be followed by making sure the impact of the change is understood by the stakeholder, then determining why this scope was not identified in planning, and asking the stakeholder if there are more changes expected.


I think the correct answer should be C. as the PM has completed the evaluation of the requested change, that's mean completed the impact analysis, hence its time to present it to stakeholder (who requested this change) to understand their impacts, before proceed and present it to CCB.
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Re: Additional Scope to project

Postby manishpn Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:12 am

Housam Bassal wrote:One of the stakeholders on the project contacts the project manager to discuss some additional scope they would like to add to the project. The project manager asks for details in writing and then works through the Control Scope process. What should the project manager do NEXT when the evaluation of the requested scope is complete?

A. Ask the stakeholder if there are any more changes expected.
B. Complete integrated change control.
C. Make sure the impact of the change is understood by the stakeholder.
D. Find out the root cause of why the scope was not discovered during project planning.

Answer B
Explanation Notice that there are many things the project manager could do listed in the choices.The question asks what is the BEST thing to do NEXT. Management of the change is not complete when the Control Scope process is completed. It is important to look at the impact of the change on other parts of the project, such as time and cost. Therefore, performing integrated change control is the best thing to do next. This would probably be followed by making sure the impact of the change is understood by the stakeholder, then determining why this scope was not identified in planning, and asking the stakeholder if there are more changes expected.


I think the correct answer should be C. as the PM has completed the evaluation of the requested change, that's mean completed the impact analysis, Evaluation of change does not mean impact analysis is complete, hence its time to present it to stakeholder (who requested this change) to understand their impacts, Even if we assume holistic impact analysis is done there is no need for PM to spend time explaining impact to stakeholder as stakeholder is only interested to get the changes done, next step should be present to CCB and later based on decision from the CCB PM can communicate to Stakeholder, the reason is if PM spends time explaining to stakeholder first and then CCB rejects it then PM again hgas to go to stakeholder, beside stakeholder is not the deciding authority before proceed and present it to CCB.
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Re: Additional Scope to project

Postby Housam Bassal Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:57 pm

I think the correct answer should be C. as the PM has completed the evaluation of the requested change, that's mean completed the impact analysis, Evaluation of change does not mean impact analysis is complete, hence its time to present it to stakeholder (who requested this change) to understand their impacts, Even if we assume holistic impact analysis is done there is no need for PM to spend time explaining impact to stakeholder as stakeholder is only interested to get the changes done, next step should be present to CCB and later based on decision from the CCB PM can communicate to Stakeholder, the reason is if PM spends time explaining to stakeholder first and then CCB rejects it then PM again hgas to go to stakeholder, beside stakeholder is not the deciding authority before proceed and present it to CCB.

Thanks for your clarification regarding evaluation of change. However regarding the second part , I thought the PM is better to present it to stakeholder who requested the change so Stakeholder might change his mind (influence the factors that cause the change)?
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Re: Additional Scope to project

Postby manishpn Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:21 pm

Housam Bassal wrote:
I think the correct answer should be C. as the PM has completed the evaluation of the requested change, that's mean completed the impact analysis, Evaluation of change does not mean impact analysis is complete, hence its time to present it to stakeholder (who requested this change) to understand their impacts, Even if we assume holistic impact analysis is done there is no need for PM to spend time explaining impact to stakeholder as stakeholder is only interested to get the changes done, next step should be present to CCB and later based on decision from the CCB PM can communicate to Stakeholder, the reason is if PM spends time explaining to stakeholder first and then CCB rejects it then PM again hgas to go to stakeholder, beside stakeholder is not the deciding authority before proceed and present it to CCB.

Thanks for your clarification regarding evaluation of change. However regarding the second part , I thought the PM is better to present it to stakeholder who requested the change so Stakeholder might change his mind (influence the factors that cause the change)?
I mentioned earlier stakeholder may only be interested in his/her changes and hence the holistic view on overall impact to project may not be of much interest to stakeholder
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