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A Real Project Management Plan May Confuse Many People

Your Task Is To Update The Project Management Plan
We took the official plan document and turned it into a real plan that we used everyday. This was different from the classic plan that was created to meet a checklist requirement. Here is how we made the change and how moving to a real plan can often confuse folks and how we overcame this normal confusion.
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Project Management Metrics Madness? Don’t Do It!

Unhappy With Project Management Tool Requirements Creep
It happened pretty regularly. To make some functionally work on the project we needed something else that we overlooked. No problem. We make the change -- tag it as a missed requirement in our project management tool -- and approve it. A couple of weeks later the additional functionality is completed and gets submitted to be put into the product. It is submitted as a “new requirement.” It shows up as scope creep. I called up the project manager and explain they tagged it incorrectly. Please change it to a missed requirement. “Oh no!”, she practically yells, “It is a new requirement!
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