The ability to manage the inevitable changes in scope that occur with almost all projects is critical to the success of any project in terms of meeting stakeholder expectations and avoiding costly delays and cost overruns.

During the 1 hour session available for this topic, participants will gain an appreciation of the key aspects in managing changes to scope, the reasons for managing scope changes, the basic principles of risk allocation through project agreements, and the students will gain an understanding of some of the typical protocols and techniques required to manage scope changes through participating in some class exercises.  Tim will use his paper “Pragmatic trouble shooting – 30 lessons learned from recovering 18 projects” [published by PMI in 2007] to highlight the typical issues required in managing scope changes.


Tim has worked on large defence, infrastructure and military projects for over 35 years in Australia and New Zealand.  During the late 1990’s he managed Australia’s largest naval dockyard overseeing many naval upgrades and refits and a workforce in excess of 5,000 people and staff.  In more recent years he has consulted to a number of clients in recovering major complex projects in infrastructure and resources.  Tim has tertiary qualifications in engineering and contract law, and is a qualified TESOL teacher including English for Business and Legal English.  Tim is comfortable in mentoring Thai professionals after many years of successfully coaching Thailand’s national field hockey teams.  Tim is also Thailand’s head coach for field hockey and is currently preparing the national athletes for the upcoming SEA Games and Asian Games in 2014.