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Effective Project Management

Posted by Ravi Varma Thumati on March 16, 2009

What are the factors to be considered before resolving a proposed change in project?

Project team should consider the following factors when it decides how to resolve a proposed change:

  • What is the expected benefit of the change?
  • How would the change affect the project’s cost?
  • How would the change affect the project’s schedule?
  • How would the change affect the software’s quality?
  • How would the change affect the project’s resource allocation?
  • Would it add work to people already on the project’s critical path?
  • Can the change be deferred to a later stage of the project or a later version of the software?
  • Is the project at a point when making the change would risk destabilizing the software?

 

What are the actions can be taken to resolve risks in the software project?

Following actions can be taken by the project team to resolve a risk in IT Project:

Research
The risk is not yet fully understood. Its impact or likelihood of occurrence may be unclear or the context in which it may occur could seem unreasonable. Further research by members of the project team is warranted.

Accept
The risk is unavoidable and must be accepted as-is. This category of risks become extremely important to a project since they cannot be resolved but still represent a threat to completion. Anticipation therefore become the key to dealing with this category of risk.

Reduce
The risk as it stands is unacceptable. The project team must act to reduce the risk and to establish contingency plans should the risk occur. The risk will have to reviewed in future to define the threat it poses.

Eliminate
The risk is unacceptable under any circumstances and must be eliminated as a possibility. The project team must put in place processes and procedures not only to ensure the immediate threat is eliminated but that it does not re-occur in the future.

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