In project management, a change order is an element of the change management process in which changes in the scope of work agreed to by those involved in a contract is made.
Change orders are common to most projects. Some reasons for change orders are:
- Incorrect scope of work estimate
- Discovery of obstacles that affect that original plan
- Additional funding, time, or resources are needed to complete the project
Dealing with change orders can be confusing, especially as an MWBE business owner, which is why The NYC Department of Small Business Services has chosen to cover the process in their upcoming webinar: Contract Management & Performance Evaluations.
Other topics to be covered include:
- Effective Management Techniques
- Performance Evaluations Processes and Procedures
- Setting realistic project goals through contract compliance metrics
- Closeout Requirements