Tip #5 Actively manage the changes that your project engenders
Almost all projects involve some sort of resulting change. If the project is producing an end product, the change will affect those customers who will use that product. It may also affect those producing the product.
Tip #1: Prior to the project’s start, conduct a “pre-mortem.”
When we discuss complex projects, we’re general talking about projects burdened with significant uncertainty. Traditional top-down estimating techniques are frequently not sufficient to help understand the probable outcomes of the project. Yet those techniques are the ones that senior management uses to develop a business case for the project, and subsequently to set expectations for project outcomes. Coupled with management’s propensity to underestimate the cost, duration, and impact of significant projects, the project manager and the project team