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What are triple constraints?

1. What are the triple constraints? What key elements are interrelated? What happens if one of the elements changes? How does it affect the other two? Explain.
2. How is conflict management critical to Project Management? What can happen during a period of conflict within a team? How does this differ from a conflict with a customer; or a supplier? What are some techniques to manage conflict? Have you ever tried any of these? What was the result?

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1106 words with references.

//Before writing about the need and importance of the triple constraints and conflict management practices in the project management, we will understand the triple constraints of project management. Then, we will discuss about the key elements interrelated to the triple constraints. It will assist in understanding the scope of the project.//

Triple Constraints

Triple constraints are the constraints of project management. Triple constraints are the constraints which make the management of project problematic. The triple constraints of the project management are cost, time and scope of the project. It is obvious to that in a project life cycle the frequent changes occur in the scope, time and cost of the project. If the constraints changes, it affects the adjustments of the other two constraints (Hutchings, 2008).

Interrelated Key Elements

Some key elements are interrelated in these triple constraints. All these constraints occur in each and every project simultaneously. The balance between these constraints is essential for a project manger. The scope describes all the activities which are to be performed and resources that will be consumed. Time is the major constraints within which a project has to be completed. Project cost includes the monetary resources required to complete the activities mentioned in the scope of the project. Project cost and time both are interrelated with the scope of the project. The project manager is required to prepare a project plan by estimating the approximate time and cost required to accomplish the goals mentioned in the scope of her project (Ramin, 2005).

//After discussing about the triple constraints, we will discuss about the effect of the changes in the key constraints. Along with this, we will also discuss about the affect of one element on the other two. You are free to add some more points, which you find suitable.//

Effect of Element Changes

If one of the element changes out of all the three constraints of the project management, the performance of the whole project suffers. If the scope of the project changes, it will affect the target outcomes, prospective customers, output, work, financial and human ...

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Before writing about the need and importance of the triple constraints and conflict management practices in the project management, we will understand the triple constraints of project management. Then, we will discuss about the key elements interrelated to the triple constraints. we will discuss about conflict management and project management. Then, we will discuss about the conflict within a team. The reasons behind the differences in the conflict within a team to the conflict with a consumer or supplier will also be discussed along with we the techniques of conflict management that can be used for managing the conflicting situations. The response addresses the queries posted in 1106 words with four APA references.

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