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Managing Project Trade-Offs

When managing project trade-offs it is important to understand the root cause of the conflict and why the need for trade-offs exists. Project managers must carefully evaluate information about the problems that are occurring during a project. Things are often more complicated than the situation first appears. When trying to gather more information about the conflict, what types of questions should the project manager be asking?

As you are gathering information for your decision, will you always have all the information necessary to make the best decision? How much time and effort do you spend seeding information? What are the possible project impacts if you spend a lot of time gathering information versus spending the least amount of time possible?

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When trying to gather more information about the conflict, what types of questions should the project manager be asking? There are several questions that should be asked to gather more information about the conflict/problems that are occurring in the project. First you should determine all of the individuals that are involved in the problem/conflict and get some type of statement of the problem from each of their point of view. You then must seek some background information. Ask yourself, what is the REAL problem? Perhaps there are underlying issues at play (e.g. personal conflict between two ...

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The expert examines managing project trade-offs. Gathering information for the decisions are determined.

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