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PRINCE2 2009 - Change part 1


The purpose of the Change theme is to identify, assess and control any potential and approved changes to the baseline.

Change is inevitable during the life of a project, and every project needs a systematic approach to the identification, assessment and control of issues that may result in change.

As changes may arise from project team members, stakeholder requests, complaints or a wide range of other factors, PRINCE2® provides a common approach to issue and change control.

PRINCE2 provides both a systematic and common approach, which ensures that issues possibly affecting the project’s performance targets (time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits) are appropriately managed.

Issue and change control is a continual activity, performed throughout the life of the project.
Without an ongoing and effective issue and change control procedure, a project will either become totally unresponsive to its stakeholders or quickly drift out of control.

The aim of issue and change control procedures is not to prevent changes; it is to ensure that every change is agreed by the relevant authority before it takes place.
Change can only be considered in relation to an established status quo, i.e. a baseline.
Therefore, a prerequisite of effective issue and change control is the establishment of an appropriate configuration management system which records baselines for the project’s products and ensures that the correct versions are delivered to the customer.

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This product contains EVERYTHING in the publications:

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 - 2005 edition
Managing successful Projects with PRINCE2 – 2009 edition
Directing Projects with PRINCE2.
The Complete Project Management package.

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