43. How do you manage project scope changes?

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When a project's scope changes unexpectedly, how do you handle the adjustment?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Flexibility : Adjusting plans and strategies to accommodate scope changes effectively.

  • 2. Communication : Keeping all stakeholders informed and aligned with new project directions.

  • 3. Risk Management : Assessing and managing risks associated with scope changes.

  • 4. Project Planning : Revising project plans and schedules to reflect updated scope and resources.

Purpose
  • 1. Evaluating Flexibility : Assessing the candidate’s ability to adapt project plans effectively.

  • 2. Understanding Communication Strategies : Determining how well the candidate communicates changes to ensure project continuity.

  • 3. Judging Risk Management : Observing the candidate’s approach to identifying and mitigating new risks.

  • 4. Assessing Planning Skills : Evaluating the candidate’s skill in updating project plans to accommodate changes.


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  • 1. Detail your approach : Explain the steps you take when you first learn of a project scope change.

  • 2. Highlight stakeholder interaction : Discuss how you keep stakeholders engaged and informed during scope changes.

  • 3. Reflect on lessons learned : Talk about key learnings from managing scope changes and how they have refined your approach.

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Adaptability
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