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    Degree of control over changes, for outsourced work

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    How much control would you expect the Project Manager to have over planned changes, in projects where work has been extensively outsourced to external contractors? Full or partial control, or a complete handover of change management responsibility to the external contractor?

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    The avoidance of cost and schedule overruns should be one of the key outcomes of any project control system (Cleland & Ireland, 2007). The degree of control that a project manager should have over planned changes in projects where work has been extensively outsourced to external contractors depends on a number of factors including financial implications, impact on schedule as well as impact on the remaining components of the project. Usually for externally outsourced work, there are two types of contracts namely fixed ...

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    This solution discusses the level of control that is expected from a project manager over planned changes in which the work has been extensively outsourced to external contractor. Options including full control, partial control and complete handover of change management to external control are evaluated.

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