Future Upgrades and Enhancements

Isn't it ironic that the moment a project has been implemented, a magical list of enhancements and upgrades are waiting to be made to the project?

Project managers should anticipate that the technology used on the implemented solution has a limited system life before it becomes outdated and thus requires enhancements or upgrades. In order to prepare for this eventuality, project managers should estimate when the next likely change will occur. They should forward these enhancements or upgrade costs and schedules to the operations manager or executive teams who are taking ownership of the live system. These forecasted costs should be placed on the medium- to long-term radar screen so as to assist with their budgeting and planning.

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