Introduction to project management/IPM104/Implementation/Change control
Despite your best efforts, it is unlikely that your plan and the implementation will fit perfectly together. At any time, the environment, progress, or even resources may change. This is one of the key reasons for implementing progress measurement discussed in the previous learning pathway. Once a project manager identifies that something is not occurring as planned, they need to make a decision about what to do. However, any changes to the project plan cannot be made in an ad hoc manner. As with all other aspects of the project, the intention to change requirements and /or deadlines should follow a procedure. This is called 'Change control'.