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(CSC-990) Change Management for Entry-Level Cost Control Professionals

Primary Author: Mr Gregory James Whiteside CCT Fircroft, contracted to Chevron Pipe Line

Audience Focus: Basic
Application Type:
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: Change management is a key skill for any cost control professional. The basics of effective change management for an entry-level cost control professional are outlined in this paper. The new cost control professional must understand that a proactive approach to change management will help minimize project costs. Topics discussed will include budget viewpoints, documentation, and change management. Change documents must be specific and concise, as they affect not only budgets, but also scope. Project change documentation is important to project success. Finally, understanding the differences between how the client and the contractor view the project budget will be discussed along with the basic differences in management approaches to the budget.