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TOPIC: Change requests - a project document?

Change requests - a project document? 4 years 7 months ago #12226

  • Anil Gidwani
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The Plan Risk Response process has the following output:

Project Documents Updates

which lists as one of its components "Change Requests"! (PMBOK v.5, page 348)

My question:

(1) Are Change Requests Project Documents?
(2) Why not simply make them a separate output of this process, as is done for other processes? Why include change requests in project documents?

Is this an evolving area of the PMBOK?

Change requests - a project document? 4 years 7 months ago #12272

  • Steven Mudrinich, PMP
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Anil,

Change requests are project documents, typically consolidated into a change log and electronically stored in most modern change control systems. I can't speak to why the PMBOK Guide doesn't separate it out; it doesn't matter for the exam, simply know that the CCS is used to monitor and control the changes to the project baselines.

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