Questions tagged [change-management]

This is for questions that involve management of the change that can negatively affect a project if it gets out of control.

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How to handle last minute misleading requirement and/or dissatisfaction

I have been discussing the question with a co-worker lately. We saw a project that was on track and almost ahead, and during the meetings the stakeholders were quiet and "satisfied" telling that ...
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Resistance to change from senior manager

In a company that wants to become more agile in the way they work, they brought in an agile coach. The coach is exploring what changes need to be made, makes suggestions and helps coach the company's ...
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How to deal with non negotiable change

One of the issues my organisation has is where change requests are requested during a sprint cycle in a particular high volume worksteam. The development team are often forced to accept these change ...
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Should a change request impact original user story?

I am working with an organisation that has a continuously evolving product. Although original product is in production, business is regularly giving new requirements or change requests. The teams are ...
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Requirement gathering cut off when the time for requirement collection is too long

I am doing a small project. Users can only provide a part of requirements. The period of user requirement gathering has lasted for two months. But it seems we will receive no information for the rest ...
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How can ITIL Change Management adapt to work with iterative frameworks and the Agile values?

A Change Management representative recently attended a Scrum workshop for a separate business area not under traditional ITIL Change Management. He asked for a some guidance and resources on how his ...
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Strategy to manage and organize Contractor's Work and change requests

We have subcontractors doing work for our company, and all of the information is exchanged between e-mails. I found out that every time someone asks for info, we need to look back at our e-mail, then ...
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Is alignment of scrum retrospectives with Change Management possible?

Given a case where an organization has both dozens of scrum teams and a global Change Management program, does it make sense to feed information available through the Scrum Retrospectives to the ...
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Machine learning in Requirement change management

Good day! Looking for an example or a demo which describe complete process of requirement change management using similar historic change request using any machine learning technique or any data ...
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How to write recommendation documentation? [closed]

I was asked to prepare an overview of an existing IT architechture and provide a document that consists of weaknesses analysis and suggestions on how each of the weak spots can be improved. How to ...
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CR Rejection / Approval based on the Technical Feasibility

I have a concern with regards to CR rejection / approval process. A client presents his / her requirement to the PM and PM asks them to raise a change request, but once the requirement is analyzed, ...
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How to manage cost of change / impact analysis with no funding?

The PMBOK® Guide recommends that when a scope change request is submitted, an impact analysis is performed to assess how the change could affect the overall project. How does this work affect the ...
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How to deal with constantly (~daily) changing requirements?

I see a number of similar links, but none seem to have a solution, mostly "they shouldn't be doing that"'s. I agree, but please, read on: Scenario: 800K pages of documents, narrative(e.g. emails)/...
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Best way to manage change requests?

Whenever a client requests a change, I manage the process by leaving a comment in a trello card. The problem that I am having now with one client is where they are requesting a lot of changes to the ...
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When making technically minor changes, should i create a new user story or update an existing (closed) story?

I am working with a team that is maintaining case management software. We are suffering from drift between different specifications, agile artefacts, implementations and understandings. I would like ...
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How to track and manage project progress & opportunities?

I am trying to manage project progress; what is the best way to track and manage project progress? As the project progresses, how does one recognize, anticipate and track alternative possibilities?
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What are the material / steps / knowledge required for a Scrum Master to run a PMO?

Background Recently I started to work in a new company that does not have any methodology in place, but the company does have an idea to set up a PMO to act as a central hub to gather and to run all ...
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Predicting release date change in Kanban due to PROD issues

We are transiting from Scrum to Kanban. One of the things we need to still have to stick to some deadlines (stakeholders need to know some dates). We have some classes of tasks negotiated with ...
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What's the best way to deal with customers that do not know what they want? [closed]

Currently working with a customer who keeps on requesting changes. This is preventing me from signing the project off. Thoughts?
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How to tell a client 'no'

For a client project, we have a client who is always looking for free add ons. The problem is that when I tell them 'no, we can do this but it will cost you' they go ultra emotional and kick up an ...
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Change Request to change scope

We're running a project and we come to conclusion that the approach used in the project to handle the business issue is not performing as expected. We're changing the scope of the project to meet the ...
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How to decide if a “quick, small change” should be implemented?

In my blog I assert that (in software projects) the quick, small change does not exist. Let's define the quick, small change as a 30-second task. Let's take a simple task: Deleting the extra period ...
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How to create a champion advocating change in a loose organisation

My company has a new governmental customer that is causing me a major headache. That customer is a group of loosely based organisations existing within a regional hub. The regional hub has budget ...
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Custom software development, dealing with change requests?

We are currently developing an in house solution. The trouble that we are having is that the main stake holder is cultivating the idea as he goes along, leading to endless change requests. I am ...
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Selling agile to stakeHolders hostile to change

Have you ever worked with a stakeholder who revelled in being known as the busiest man in the office? Everything is an elevator pitch? They've seen it all. How best to pitch the benefit of going ...
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IT Consultant engagement in a project [closed]

I have been asked as an IT consultant to help an insurance company to upgrade their legacy Information management system to more reliable and user friendly one which has to last for the next 7 years. ...
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What do I do with the excess WIP when starting a conversion to Kanban?

We're about to shift to a Kanban process, but (as one would expect) there is way too much WIP already underway in the organization. If our day one Kanban board reflects the current state, it could ...
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Is change management certification valuable? [closed]

Along the same lines as this question on PM certification, I'm trying to work out the value of change management certification. Note that here I'm talking about managing and gaining acceptance for ...
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Agile “Open Source” Content Creation framework

I work for an agile consulting practice. We now have over twenty coaches and about half again that number of other key contributors. We're wanting to create an agile framework to support the ...
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Communicating change impact to clients

I am working with a technical client ( means he himself developed that website from some other developer by his instructions and code is now code is completely messed up ) and he has mentioned in the ...
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Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change process: which stage has the most resistance?

Is there in Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change process (Wiki) any "resistance distribution" or all stages have nearly equal resistance level? If so, which stage actually has the most resistance level?
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Does a Product Owner submit to Change Control before re-grooming Product Backlog?

In your experience, have you found it beneficial to enforce Change Control upon a Product Owner after the Product Backlog has been agreed? IE If he/she wishes to change the scope by adding in/taking ...
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Factors to consider for Merging two or more IT Operations team into ONE

I believe this question falls under a Project from the Management side. But I would appreciate any help or resources for the scenario. The project as an IT Manager, is responsible for merging ...
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How to track change requests over a functional document

Functional requirements tend to mature as the time goes by, and the initial versions of requirements for a project are usually based on assumptions (otherwise the work would never start). As the ...
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How to manage projects/to-do lists efficiently?

We are a software company being outsourced by another company. Procedures for meetings, new projects, and to-do lists are emails, emails and more emails; no calling, no skyping, just emails. By this ...
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How to do a business case reboot?

Background I’ve been tasked with updating the business cases underlying several projects in a program that is significantly over-schedule and over-budget. I’m anticipating that this exercise will ...
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A development workflow for a team of 3 developers that minimizes outside interruptions?

My question is similar to these two topics; A software development workflow for a company of 2-4 developers? How to manage a Web Project but where my team fails is when we are all working on ...
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How do you modify a delivered user story?

If you delivered a user story in a previous sprint and then need to make changes to that feature in the current sprint, what do you do? Examples: Change the user interface (UI) of a screen. Change a ...
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how to handle multiple project managers?

I am a team leader. My team handles multiple projects. Each has a different project manager. Our priorities keep changing according to deals the company is about to close. The project managers ...
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How do you professionally manage the whole procedure of a small web project?

I am a web designer/developer and I take some projects from individual clients that include the whole construction procedure of a website. That includes: planning wireframing communication with ...
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How should a drastic deviation in overall design be managed in Scrum?

We are starting a Sprint today, first day of a 3-week Sprint. Our requirements from the client are still evolving, so remaining hours are estimated on some unclear values. How should a deviation in ...
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Does a change request change the requirement specification?

Imagine this: You are working on a already developed system in a stable release and now there is a change request coming up. Do you need to rewrite/change the requirement specification (and update the ...
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How do I end crashed sprints and remain responsive to the customer?

We have been using Scrum methodology and have been mostly successful, but there are few weeks where the sprints are totally crashed by customer demands or defects. Is there a better way of handling ...
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How does the team deliver consistent velocity when user stories are de-scoped mid-way through a sprint?

We are using the Rally tool for managing our sprints. Mid-way through one of the sprints, the Product Owner de-scoped two user stories. These two stories are complex user stories carrying 8 story ...
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Mitigation Plan for revenue outflows arising from unresolved implementation issues in change management gaps [closed]

Good day! Looking for recommendations / mitigation plans for revenue outflows arising from unresolved implementation issues and change management gaps?
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Documents needed for everyday changing requirements

I am working on a project in which almost everyday we get new requirements that need to be done ASAP. Probably, this is what the client wants. I am curious to know if this is call "Agile" project. ...
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How to Introduce Uncertainty without Scaring a Customer?

Recognizing uncertainty is fundamental to an Agile mindset. When leading the transition to a more agile mindset, how do you tell your customer that you, as a development team, generally operate in a ...
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How to go about taking over a failing project?

I work for a pretty small company employing less than 150 people, for the last 35 years this company has never had any sort of project managers and every project that they have had has always come ...
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From ScrumMaster (or any agile coach) to a direct line manager - how do people change their behavior?

I've been working as an agile coach for little over one year for one team. Recently I became a line manager for the same team. So now I'm agile coach and line manager in one. How can people change ...
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Looking for recommendations for Project and Change Management tools [closed]

I'm currently researching software project management tools for a team of 12 developers. In addition to project management, we'd like to handle help desk tickets and a SOX compliant change management ...