The Triple Constraint

The challenge of evecy project is to make it work and be successful within the Triple Constraint; the Triple Constraint consist of: quality (scope), cost (resources) and schedule (time). The three elements of a project are known to work in tandem with one another. Where one of these elements is restricted or extended, the other two elements will then also need to be either extended/increased in some way or restricted/reduced in some way. There is a balancing of the three elements that only when fully understood by the Project Manager. The Project Manager, allows for the successful planning, resourcing and execution of all facets of the project. So at the end of the day, these are the key elements of a successful project and these are the things that will determine whether or not you have successfully managed a project. Determine whether or not it is important to understand the triple constraint in order to be an efficient project manager. Justify your response. The Triple Constraint helps the project manager to deliver a successful project. Remember that one constraints drives the priorities while another supports the deliverables of the priorities. Here is an example of schedule (time); You schedule a wedding the cake and gifts arrive a day late, for sure they did not meet the time required. All the guest are gone and the usefulness of the cake is no longer needed. The scope defines the deliverables that must be produced to meet the project requirements. Now that being said anything less constitutes an unfinished or incomplete project. We can also say the same for a building that the plans call for 5 floors and the builder only builds four, the building would be considered unfinished or incomplete project. If the builder adds the additional floor, then the time line and budge would be impacted. That is why the Triple Constraint is important due to these constrains relate to each other.


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