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Project Management: Implementing Change

Organizational processes and systems continue to operate over months and years. However, organizations must also be prepared to change in response to changes in internal and external environments. Projects may also experience changes during the life cycle, particularly changes in scope or timelines.

Consider the challenges of managing change and respond to the following:

- Give two examples of organizational changes that you think should be implemented through project management. In each case, explain why project management is the best method of implementing the change.
- Explain how project managers should manage the changes resulting from an increase or decrease in the scope of an ongoing project.
- Explain how project managers should manage the changes resulting from deadlines being brought forward or pushed back on an ongoing project.

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Give two examples of organizational changes that you think should be implemented through project management. In each case, explain why project management is the best method of implementing the change.

Consider the business industry is mortgage lending that constant change in loan processing occurs monthly or quarterly due to governmental protocols; the new laws applied for loan applicants and loan disburser and/or servicer. During such changes, the departments have to undergoing training on newer processes as well as testing the employees to assuring proper knowledge is in place. Furthermore, the project management protocols are relating towards listing phases of implementation of changes from initial meeting to discus parameters to procedural output of new tasks required by loan programs.

Try and think of a case, such as, in mortgage industry lending as change matrix required in the underwriting process requesting an additional quality review of the file from the loan officer and loan processor. ...

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The review into change management for creating sufficient plan of action that is imperative to accomplishing the project scope.

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