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Fuzzy decision analysis for project scope change management

Decision Science Letters. 2017;6(4):395-406 DOI 10.5267/j.dsl.2017.1.003


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Journal Title: Decision Science Letters

ISSN: 1929-5804 (Print); 1929-5812 (Online)

Publisher: Growing Science

LCC Subject Category: Science: Mathematics: Analysis | Social Sciences: Commerce: Business: Business mathematics. Commercial arithmetic. Including tables, etc.

Country of publisher: Canada

Language of fulltext: English

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Farshad Shirazi

Hamed Kazemipoor

Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam


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Abstract | Full Text

It is very important to manage and control projects with the consideration of the triple constraints; namely time, cost and scope. It is also extremely important to manage the scope and all the procurements needed to complete any project. During the project’s lifecycle many changes take place, either positively or negatively, which should be controlled. If the changes are not controlled we may have scope creep that has negative effect on the project. It is commonly considered a negative incident, and thus, should be kept away from the project. By considering this concept, in this paper, we discuss scope change and managing scope and fuzzy analytical hierarchy process is used in selecting the best strategy to manage scope change in projects.