Project Management Methodology for Managing Changes

Q: Our projects are going out of control. We have constant scope creep due to clients asking for more and more features and deliverables during the project. What do you suggest we do?

A: You need to firstly implement a consistent project management methodology. Within this project management methodology, you need to implement formal change management. Then every time that a change is identified on the project, you can document it, identify the impact of the change on the project deliverables and request either a change to the project charter, more time or money to implement it. Once the customer realizes that every change request costs them more in terms of money or time, they will get very particular about the requests they ask of you !


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