Sponsors hate to see additional scope and cost on the project. But, additional scope and cost can be a good thing.
It is a mindset game, so reframe the decision of approving additional scope and cost.
Rather than thinking – ‘we expect the project to be complete within budget’. Instead, ask what the additional value is offered by the additional scope.
Look, the problem should not be additional scope and budget.
Your investment should be a no-brainer if the additional scope returns the value many folds.
So, next time you receive a proposed Change request, ask a straightforward question:
How do the additional scope and budget add value to the overall project?
The point is that additional scope and cost can be a good thing!