Managing project baseline changes

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Managing project baseline changes

An Engineering Education Australia Webinar.

Projects evolve throughout their lifecycle, so projects need to be flexible and allow changes to occur as the engineering develops, yet projects also need to avoid scope creep.

Projects can achieve this balance of flexibility and control through the project baseline change management process. This is achieved by monitoring project risks, ensuring that proposed scope changes are properly assessed prior to being implemented and by ensuring that changes are communicated effectively to project stakeholders.

Too often project change management processes are not well-defined and communicated which results in poor performance, a loss of transparency and disputes.

This webinar provides a number of tools and tips to best assure that your project baseline change management process is robust and set your project up for success.


Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the importance of planning for project baseline changes
  • Appreciate the relationship between project risk management and baseline changes
  • Understand the importance of assessing proposed changes with a diverse range of stakeholders prior to deciding to update the baseline
  • Recognise the importance of timely decision making regarding baseline changes.
  • Appreciate the benefits of record keeping and communicating changes with impacted stakeholders


Is this course for you?

This course is relevant to personnel involved in projects across all industries and engineering disciplines.

Relevant roles include but are not limited to:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Contract Manager
  • Contract Engineer
  • Procurement Engineer
  • Project Controls Professional (Cost, Schedule, Risk)

And all disciplines of Engineers involved in either Feasibility, Design, Procurement, Construction, Test, Commissioning, hand over or Decommissioning.


Topics covered

  • Why baseline change management processes are needed
  • What a baseline change management processes is
  • How do we do baseline change management on a project
  • Key tips and lessons learned from real projects



Laurie Bowman
Laurie Bowman has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management roles, working on complex multidiscipline engineering and construction projects. He has taught training and certification preparation courses on project risk management, and planning and control on behalf of AACE International, APMG International and PMI.

Complementing his practical experience, Laurie is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course. He also has a masters degree in business administration and commercial law, a bachelor's degree in engineering, and is currently working towards a PhD with University of Queensland (UQ).

He is a member of the Standards Australia technical committee for several Program and Project Management standards. Laurie was involved in developing the pathway for project controls professionals to become Chartered with Engineers Australia.


How you'll learn

Delivered via Webinar

Designed in collaboration with our industry facilitators and education experts, EEA Webinars focus on modules from our most popular face-to-face training courses. Content has been carefully crafted to deliver targeted and achievable learning outcomes within the hour and the sessions are interactive to keep you engaged.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. On the day of the webinar you will receive the unique Zoom link at least one hour before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions.

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

07 / 09 / 2021 - 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
07 / 09 / 2021 10:00 am
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Key Speaker(s)
Laurie Bowman
Engineering Education Australia
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