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As a Project Manager where would you place greater emphasis?

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As a Project Manager would you place greater emphasis on preventing/minimizing schedule changes, or on managing changes that occur more effectively?

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As a project manager, I would place greater emphasis on managing changes effectively rather than preventing changes. As a project manager my focus would be on schedule control, which would involve controlling and managing changes to the project schedule. Schedule control would involve performance measurements, requested changes, recommended corrective actions, activity list and a project management plan (Schwalbe, 2008).Changes are quite likely to happen and it is not possible to stop or prevent changes from happening. Managing changes is an essential practice for managing a system during its lifecycle, from development through ...

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This solution examines whether a project manager should place greater emphasis on preventing or minimizing schedule changes or on managing changes more effectively. Supporting arguments are provided for the appropriate choice.

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