Changes are an inevitable part of any project in a fast moving, demanding environment. Lack of control can lead to a loss of direction and increases in costs and timescales. However, a rigid approach is not flexible and results in constant re-planning and repetition of tasks.
Our approach is to first focus on the goals and objectives required to achieve the change then to manage the tasks. This goal directed approach to project management provides the flexibility to manage uncertainty plus the control to resolve risks and issues. It also ensures the impact of change on the project is understood, measured and managed.
The challenge of goal directed project management is to manage not only the introduction of the hard technical changes but also the soft changes in the organisation to support the new technology.