Project Charter: Example, Template, Definition, & Purpose [PMBOK]

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A project charter is a formal document that authorizes the existence of a project and gives authority to the manager to use organizational resources for achieving the project objectives. A project charter is generally prepared at the start of a project. It is signed by the project sponsor. Usually, it is an internal document but … Read more

3 Differences Between Configuration Management vs Change Management

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Is configuration management part of change management? Or, is it the other way around? A few months ago, there was an interesting discussion on one of the LinkedIn forum. The discussion was focused on configuration management vs change management. A few participants said that Configuration Management Plan is part of Change Management Plan. While other … Read more

Work Performance Data vs Work Performance Information For PMP Exam

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You might be preparing for the PMP certification exam and want to know the difference between Work Performance Data and Work Performance Information. Understandably so. There are many confusing terms defined in the PMBOK Guide. PMP students often get confused between such terms as the definitions are often very cryptic. Work Performance Data and Work … Read more

Why Is Defect Repair Considered As A Change Request?

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A competent Project Manager can portray every Defect as a Change Request. An intelligent Client can introduce every Change Request as a Defect. I started managing projects long time ago. We used to have lot of fun in the earlier years. During that period, we used joke about defects and changes. Don’t get me wrong. … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide To Project Change Management Definitions

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There are many Change and Change Management Definitions floating around. Many Project Management Standards and Leading Professionals have different Change and Change Management Definitions. Let us talk about Change and Change Management Definition as described in PMBOK Guide. This post will help you if you and your Stakeholders have frequent run-ins. It will be useful … Read more

PMBOK Guide Change Management Process For PMP Exam

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You need to understand PMI’s change management process flow in order to answer PMP change request questions. The questions related to project changes in the PMP certification exam are long, confusing, unnerving, and difficult. Sometimes, all options seem to be the correct answer but they tend to become easy if you understand the steps involved … Read more

5 Differences Between Project Charter and Contract

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Project Charter Definition, Meaning and Purpose A few years ago, I got an assignment to setup PMO for a small software services company. After understanding their business and organization structure, I advised them to start creating Project Charter (PC) for every project. I provided a brief overview of PC to the main stakeholders and gave … Read more

“Change” is Not Evil!

10 Steps For Effective Change Management Benjamin Disraeli would have made a great Project Manager. He was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian and a Conservative statesman. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister. A famous quote is attributed to him Change is inevitable, change is constant. Benjamin Disraeli This is very … Read more