Project Change Management Discussion - Part B

By Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP

(2022-10-26) Part B - Project Change Management.

In addition to an 04Oct2022 PM Article that I posted "Project Change Management Discussion - Part A", I'd also like to add that there are a number of highly reputable national and international organizations that advise their stakeholders on the important aspects of Change Management and Change Control.


These organizations/systems include, but are not limited to:


- ISO 9001:2015;

- Project Management Institute (PMI);

- Construction Industry Institute (CII);

- The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International);

- Professional Engineering, Geoscience, and other professions have very important expectations for managing changes in professional practice for projects;

- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), previously Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), ref: "Procedures for Design Change or Additional Work";

- The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC);

- Various other organizations customize their own Change Control tools yet maintain good reviews and diligent approvals.


Organizations such as the above provide guidance on their Change Management and Change Control processes, in large part, due to the "Lessons Learned" through the many decades of modern project management. This helps avoid injury, damage, commercial disputes, engineering failure, disconnects between collaborating departments and contractors, inefficiencies, functional deficiencies, and other very negative outcomes.


I think it would be risky to ignore such good global "LESSONS LEARNED" advice for managing project changes.

- End of Article Part B. Watch next for Part C -