chapter  20
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Changes in Projects of Today

A key part in project management is how we cope with change. Today technology allows for rapid communications and greater availability of information. Issues are often discovered earlier. There is often a desire to get at the issue immediately after it surfaces. Time compression puts pressure on effort required to understand and reflect on the issue. Micromanagement arises more frequently. It must appear as a paradox: we can simultaneously empower people for projects and then turn around and micromanage them. How to understand the need for project change and defining the available options (including killing the project) are the focus of this chapter.