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Lindsay Chaffee’s One Simple Thing: Change Control

Photo: Lindsay Chaffee, PMP... aka @Project_Mom

Lindsay Chaffee, PMP... aka @Project_Mom

(The following article is part of our One Simple Thing…to Improve Projects series. It was contributed by Lindsay Chaffee, PMP. Lindsay is a certified Project Management Professional and lives in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. She is an avid skier and reader, as well as a loving wife and mother.  Lindsay works as an Implementations Project Manager for Innovest Systems, LLC, a financial technology firm that provides technology-driven solutions to trust and wealth management companies.

You can follow Lindsay on Twitter at @Project_Mom and learn more about Innovest Systems, LLC (@InnovestSystems) at http://InnovestSystems.com )

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Change is inevitable in projects. The word “change” can lead to misunderstandings, since it has so many meanings. However, the most common usage in projects refers to change as a change in scope. In this sense, scope change means a modification to the project’s original, agreed-upon scope and objectives in order to accommodate a need that was not originally defined.

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Edited: December 4th, 2011