A team member approaches you with a change that could cut your schedule down by a month.
What is the first thing you should do?
(A) Write up a change request and see if you can get it approved.
(B) Make the change. It’s going to save time and nobody will want the project to take longer than it should.
(C) Figure out the impact on the scope of the work and the cost before you write up the change request.
(D) Tell the team member that you’ve already communicated the deadline for the project, so you can’t make any changes now.
Just because the change will help the project’s timeline doesn’t mean that it will be an overall benefit to the project.
It’s important to check how the project will impact the other two constraints as
part of your change request.
Once you know all the facts about the change, the change control board can make an informed decision about how to proceed.