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suresi00
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Change control

Postby suresi00 Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:50 pm

You are a project manager for an IT company. Your project is in the final phases of execution. The project status is well within the budget and you are almost a week ahead of your schedule. During the final testing phase of the project, you realize that the performance of the product can be increased by almost 20% of the expected value by doing minor code changes in two modules. This change would require an additional 2 days of work. What should you do next?

A. Analyze the various alternatives and do a detailed impact analysis before proceeding with the change B. Update the change management form and send it to change control board for consideration
C. Discuss the change and impact with the customer and seek his approval
D. Ignore the change as it is gold plating and should be avoided


The question is here , we are finding an opportunity to increase the performance. We didn't do it but we would like to let the customer know about it.

But the answer is D. Is there a reason for not discussing an opportunity with the customer?
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Re: Change control

Postby manishpn Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:30 am

suresi00 wrote:You are a project manager for an IT company. Your project is in the final phases of execution. The project status is well within the budget and you are almost a week ahead of your schedule. During the final testing phase of the project, you realize that the performance of the product can be increased by almost 20% of the expected value by doing minor code changes in two modules. This change would require an additional 2 days of work. What should you do next?

A. Analyze the various alternatives and do a detailed impact analysis before proceeding with the change B. Update the change management form and send it to change control board for consideration
C. Discuss the change and impact with the customer and seek his approval
D. Ignore the change as it is gold plating and should be avoided

I would not treat this as a gold plating given the project is ahead of schedule, I will go with option A, to begin with as change is small and can given additional benifit to customer

The question is here , we are finding an opportunity to increase the performance. We didn't do it but we would like to let the customer know about it.

But the answer is D. Is there a reason for not discussing an opportunity with the customer?
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