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Practical Change Management for IT Projects

By : Emily Carr
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Practical Change Management for IT Projects

By: Emily Carr

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Practical Change Management for IT Projects
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Working with the project team

The last stakeholder group we will focus on is the project team. It is easy to forget that members of the project team are stakeholders; after all, working on the project is their job.



Remember though that the project team's everyday performance has a direct and powerful impact on the success of the project.

Dealing with a difficult project

Project work is difficult. Many project team members work much longer hours than usual. They are learning and applying new skills all the time. Timelines are tight, deadlines loom, and the pressure is high. Added to this, many team members are worried about whether their colleagues will like the change they are implementing, and it's not surprising that after a while, people start to become frustrated, discouraged, and overwhelmed.

All of these issues are amplified when a project encounters difficulties such as falling behind schedule, running out of money, struggling with technical issues, or encountering unexpected...