When issues are found while project work is being performed, change requests are issued which may expand, adjust, or reduce project scope to modify project policies or procedures, to modify project cost or budget, or to revise the project schedule. Other change requests cover needed preventive or corrective actions to forestall negative impact later in the project. Requests for a change can be direct or indirect, externally or internally initiated, and can be optional or legally/contractually mandated and can include:
• Corrective actions. Recommendations required to bring future project performance into conformance with the project management plan.
• Preventive actions. Recommendations that reduce the probability of negative consequences associated with project risks.
• Defects. Found during the quality inspection and audit process, are recommended for correction by repair.
• Updates. Changes to formally controlled documentation, plans, etc., to reflect modified or additional ideas or content.
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