Project Management

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Is scope creep ruining your projects? Stop creep before it starts with this project scope log from TechRepublic columnist Tom Mochal.


Scope creep can happen at any stage of a project's life. An effective way to contain a project to its original goal is to document every change made to the project. That's the easy part.

The more difficult aspect of this idea is that project changes can happen anywhere and anytime and are often hard to track. Changes can come from a watercooler conversation with a developer or an e-mail from a manager.

To help track changes to projects, TechRepublic's project management columnist Tom Mochal has designed this scope change request log, available for free download on TechRepublic. This log lists project changes separately, allowing you to set a priority level for each one and note to whom the change is assigned and when a change is completed. The form also includes information on:
  • The proposed change.
  • The date it was requested.
  • The name of the person who requested the change.
  • The date it was resolved.
  • Its current status.
  • The resolution to the proposed change.

A detailed change request log can ensure that scope changes are worthwhile for the project, that they progress from start to finish, and that changes are on task with the project's original goals.

Download the project scope change request log for a template that can help you organize changes to your projects.

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Scope creep can happen at any stage of a project's life. An effective way to contain a project to its original goal is to document every change made to the project. That's the easy part.

The more difficult aspect of this idea is that project changes can happen anywhere and anytime and are often hard to track. Changes can come from a watercooler conversation with a developer or an e-mail from a manager.

To help track changes to projects, TechRepublic's project management columnist Tom Mochal has designed this scope change request log, available for free download on TechRepublic. This log lists project changes separately, allowing you to set a priority level for each one and note to whom the change is assigned and when a change is completed. The form also includes information on:
  • The proposed change.
  • The date it was requested.
  • The name of the person who requested the change.
  • The date it was resolved.
  • Its current status.
  • The resolution to the proposed change.

A detailed change request log can ensure that scope changes are worthwhile for the project, that they progress from start to finish, and that changes are on task with the project's original goals.

Download the project scope change request log for a template that can help you organize changes to your projects.

Try these popular downloads
If you like this download, be sure to check out our other project management forms and templates:

Share your forms
TechRepublic is always looking for sample forms and templates to share with our members. If you have one of the following forms, we'd love to see it: Don't worry: We'll remove all references to your company.

 

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