Assessing the Business Environment and Changes (2021 Update)

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No project exists in a vacuum. It is always going to be subject to organizational culture, enterprise environment factors, and the company's risk appetite. And that's just some of the internal issues. The market landscape is a whole other layer. As a project manager, you must be aware of, and plan for, all manner of change.

In this course, you'll learn best practices for change control, including adapting to internal and external changes, change requests and integrated change control, monitoring approved changes for effectiveness, and the Agile approach to change. You'll explore the relationship between project changes and risk, as well as how processes like relative prioritization, adaptive planning, and backlog refinement can help you avoid scope creep and keep your project on track even as the winds of change are blowing. 

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Assessing the Business Environment and Changes (2021 Update)

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize characteristics of the organizational culture
  • recognize the impact of organizational change and changes to the external business environment on projects
  • recognize the risk of uncontrolled changes to a project
  • recognize the role of the project manager in managing change requests
  • recognize the importance of integrated change control
  • recognize the process of changing the project scope or product backlog
  • recognize how accepted changes are monitored to confirm their effectiveness
  • recognize the Agile approach to project changes
  • identify the steps of backlog refinement
  • Knowledge Check: Reviewing Your Knowledge of Assessing the Business Environment
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