Triple threat

The triple constraint is at the root of project success. But while we can plan to control scope, time and cost, we still cannot guarantee success. That's because, during the project's life cycle, roadblocks will get in the way of delivering the value customers expect. This article discusses how every stage of a project should include strategies to effectively minimize complexity, uncertainty and changeability. It begins by overviewing "the triad": complexity, uncertainty, and changeability. It then looks at how using the work breakdown structure helps project professionals subdivide each major project deliverable into more manageable components, and then project professionals will be able to delegate responsibility of the deliverables and their completion. The article then explains how risk management deals with uncertainty, and why it should be an integral part of all planning and controlling efforts. It concludes by noting how producing the best project plan by working diligently on gathering all requiremen
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