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Dealing With Changes In Scope

Please help answer the following:

1. Describe a time when the scope changed significantly for a project in which you were involved. What other aspects of the project were affected by the scope changes? What tools were used to manage these scope changes? Were they effective? Why or why not? What would you have done differently?

2. If the scope increases, the budget must increase to include the changes. Is the preceding statement always true? Explain your answer. What other factors might affect the budget besides scope? How might these changes affect the quality management of the project?

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1. Describe a time when the scope changed significantly for a project in which you were involved. What other aspects of the project were affected by the scope changes? What tools were used to manage these scope changes? Were they effective? Why or why not? What would you have done differently?

In our organization, we were implementing a Human resource information system. The original project was to develop a HRIS that handles all the routine function of HR. However, during the mid course of the project, many new features were added to the project, such as performance management module, module for managing employee development, etc. The original system was a system that can only be accessed within the organization, but the new changes required that the system is also hosted on cloud server, so that it can be accessed from anywhere. These changes significantly changed the original scope, schedule and budget of the project. Infact, it ...

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Discusses various questions related to scope changes.

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