6th Edition PMBOK® Guide–Process 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control: Outputs


This process is one of the most important project management processes because it is the management of change on the project, and doing this skillfully can make or break a project.    The last post talked about the tools & techniques–this post is about the outputs of the process.

4.6.3.  Perform Integrated Change Control:  Outputs

4.6.3.1  Approved Change Requests

The process can either approve or reject change requests.   If they are rejected, they go into the change log (see paragraph 4.6.3.3 on Project Documents Updates).    If they are accepted, and only if they are accepted, then they are implemented.    They are also put into the change log and this can be used to track their implementation.

4.6.3.2  Project Management Plan Updates

Approved change requests may change one or more of the project baselines (scope, cost, and schedule) or any other component of the project management plan

4.6.3  Project Documents Updates

Project documents may be changed by this process, but the one that is ALWAYS affected is the change log, which documents both those changes which were accepted (in order to track their implementation) and those which were rejected (to record the reasons for that rejection).

This next process is the very last process to be done on the project:  4.7  Close Project or Phase.   This will be the subject of the next post.

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